Local Opera Star to Perform at Cascade

On May 31 local opera star, Sydney Mancasola, will perform at the Cascade Theatre in a benefit concert for Mercy Foundation North.

Proceeds from the evening will be directed to the important community services of Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs and Golden Umbrella.

Mancasola recently won the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, often referred to as the “American Idol of the opera”.

She is a third-year resident artist for the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. For her May performance with the North State Symphony,

Mancasola will demonstrate her wide-ranging abilities with a program of opera, light opera, sacred and popular songs, including Mozart’s “Exultate Jubilate” and “Over the Rainbow”.

“Mercy Foundation North is as gratified as we are excited to have Sydney bring her award-winning opera talents to Redding to benefit senior citizens in her own hometown,” said Foundation president and family friend, Maggie Redmon.

Tickets for the concert are $30, $40 and $50 and can be purchased at the Cascade Theatre or online at www.cascadetheatre.org.

Previously purchased tickets from the postponed concert in December will be honored. Mercy Foundation North is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the works of the Sisters of Mercy in Tehama, Siskiyou and Shasta Counties, which include Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs, Golden Umbrella, Mercy Medical Center Redding, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta.

For more information please contact the Foundation at 530.247.3424.

-from press release
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6 Responses

  1. Avatar James says:

    This is an artist that everyone should take the opportunity to see now as it may not be as easy to get her home to perform very soon. Sorry I will miss it but am sure I will catch her on the road somewhere. 🙂
    Toi, toi toi!

  2. Looking forward to this performance!

  3. I first watched Sydney perform as Ado Annie in Shasta High’s production of Oklahoma! and she had a powerful voice then. I can’t wait to hear her now!

  4. Avatar Sally says:

    Have had my tickets since December as originally scheduled, so can’t wait to finally see and here Sydney live. She is an extraordinarily talented young lady!! We should be SOOOOOO PROUD!

  5. Avatar sharon chesnut says:

    What a great opportunity for Redding to hear Sydney. I met her when she was very little – she was a favorite customer at chesnut’s toys along with her delightful mom and siblings. what an honor to get to see her live.

  6. And it was every bit as wonderful as I thought it would be. The theater was filled to bursting with love and pride last night. Congratulation, Sydney, for absolutely wowing your hometown.