Siri Vik is a classically trained soprano with a penchant for contemporary and theatrical vocalism. Recent stage performances include Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz and Morgan Le Fay in A Connecticut Yankee for The Shedd’s Oregon Festival of American Music. This past summer Siri appeared as a vocalist on two of the OFAM jazz concerts under the direction of Ken Peplowski
Siri has performed operatic roles with the Cincinnati Opera, Sorg Opera, Whitewhater Opera, Opera Theater of Lucca, Italy, Eugene Opera and Portland’s Bel Canto Northwest. Concert work includes performances with the Cincinnati Symphony and the Grandin Chamber Music Festival, as well as the premier of Michael Torke’s Five Songs of Solomon for Cincinnati Conservatory’s Music comtemporary composition festival.
Siri has received recognition at the Regional Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions and won Grand Prize at the international Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers, which supports the work of singing actors in both classical and musical theater genres.
In 2009 Siri performed a concert of songs by Bertholt Brecht and Kurt Weill for The Shedd Institute’s American Symphonia series, which ignited a partnership between herself and pianist Nathalie Fortin. Under the performance project christened Moon Shines Red, Siri and Nathalie have begun to delve into the wider canon of European song and cabaret repertoire of the mid-20th century, and are slated to reprise the Brecht/Weill concert next year, as well as present this evening’s performance of iconic French songs.
Siri received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Kansas and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with renowned voice pedagogue, Barbara Honn. She is also a voice instructor at Lane Community College and at The Shedd Institute for the Arts.
|Jun 16-19||Shedd Theatricals 2011||Pal Joey||Jaqua|