Contralto Cindy Sadler is well-known in the classical community as a singer and arts administor, stage director, writer, consultant and educator. A busy professional singer and frequent lecturer on the business of singing, as well as founder and Executive Director of Spotlight on Opera, an artistic entrepreneurship program for singers, she brings vital current experience to her students.
Most recently, she has appeared as The Mother in The Consul with Dayton Opera, Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music with Alamo City Opera, Carmen with the Irving Symphony Orchestra, The Marquise de Berkenfeld in La fille du regiment with Austin Opera and Intermountain Opera Bozeman; as Gertrude in Romeo & Juliette with Austin Opera and Atlanta Opera, Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro with New Orleans Opera, Mrs. Quickly in Sir John in Love with Odyssey Opera, and the Marquise de Berkenfield in The Daughter of the Regiment with Mill City Summer Opera. In 2016, she traveled to Caltagirone, Sicily to direct Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi and perform concerts at the Mediterranean Opera Festival before returning to Spotlight to direct Carmen. Ms. Sadler has appeared on the stages of Chicago Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Pacific, Arizona Opera, Sarasota Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Princeton Festival, San Antonio Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Austin Lyric Opera, Opera Idaho, New Orleans Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl, among many others.
She has published over 100 articles in Classical Singer Magazine and is widely recognized for her Ask Erda advice column. She travels the country to consult with singers and lecture on singing careers in her Business of Singing, most recently to the Des Moines Metro Opera Young Artists Program, Sieur Du Luth Summer Opera Training Program, UCLA, the CoOPERAtive program at Westminster College of the Arts, Portland State University, and the Classical Singer Convention. She served as Executive Director of the Astoria Music Academy in Oregon, and on the faculty of St. Edward's University in Austin, TX for six years. She also served for two years as the Artist in Residence at Centenary College of Louisiana. For more information, please visit www.CindySadler.com and www. SpotlightOnOpera.com