“Hailed by Opera News as “blossoming in real time” with “her creamily sung Rosalinde” and Brooklyn Discovery for her “Truly brava performance! Generous and ample soprano who’s vocal pyrotechnics rivaled Grucci’s 4th of July fireworks with cadenzas, strong coloratura, and a held final note that stirred whatever gypsy is in my DNA,” soprano Haley Sicking is praised for her compelling and vocally assured performances in opera, oratorio, musical theatre, both early and new music, and recital. Miss Sicking’s Portrayal of Rosalinde in Strauss’ die Fledermaus was met with great acclaim: “As Rosalinde, Haley Sicking is nothing short of a star: a tireless, secure soprano that managed to be both voluminous and flexible. (Parterre box) “If the role of Rosalinde could have been better portrayed by anyone but stunning soprano Haley Sicking, we have yet to imagine it. Her comedic skills are prodigious and her lusty soprano shone in the Czardas–an over-the-top Viennese interpretation of Hungarian “soul”. The scene of the husband trying to seduce his own wife was one of the many highlights of the evening.” (Voce di meche)
Haley returns to Dallas to prepare for her season with the Dallas Opera. She also prepares scenes as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, by Strauss for a performance with the Abilene Philharmonic. She will also perform scenes as Hanna Glawari in the Merry Widow, by Franz Lehár and Marietta in the Italian Street Song, by Victor Herber.
Haley has recently returned from performing the leading role of Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, by Strauss in New York. She has performed other leading opera roles such as: Pamina in Die Zauberflöte; Juliette in Roméo et Juliette; Fanny in La Cambiale di Matrimonio; and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Haley has also performed partial roles as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Liù in Turandot, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Amina in La Sonnambula, Lakmé in Lakmé, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and Violetta in La Traviata.
Some of Haley’s work with Professional ensembles and choruses, as well as Oratorio work includes: Haydn’s The Creation, Bach’s B minor mass, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Theresianmesse, Mendelssohn’s Saint Paul, Dubois’s The Seven Last Words of Christ, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, O’Regan’s The Ecstasies Above, Poulenc’s Tristis Vinea Electa, Saint-Saens’s Christmas Oratorio, Mahler’s Ich bin der Welt – abhanden gekommen and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music.
A native of Dallas, Tx, Miss Sicking holds a Master’s in Music from The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where she studied with Dr. Barbara Paver. She earned a Bachelors in Music from the University of North Texas, where she was awarded the prestigious Winspear Opera Fellowship and the McKinley award for top incoming student.