Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Mezzo-soprano and music educator Cynthia L. Smith has performed recitals in the United States, Austria, India, and Switzerland. She has sung with Asheville Lyric Opera, Ball State Opera Theatre, Knoxville Opera, Marble City Opera, and Tennessee Tech Opera and Musical Theatre. Cynthia's favorite operatic performances include singing the roles of Donna Ribalda in P.D.Q Bach's The Stoned Guest and Dido in Dido and Æneas. In addition to performance, Cynthia is a researcher of music related to the Holocaust. As part of this research, she was awarded with a Fulbright US Student Award, where she studied the Theresienstadt compositions of Viktor Ullmann in Basel, Switzerland. From 2014-2018, she taught Western-classical music at KM Music Conservatory in Chennai, India. Her students successfully perform and study at a national level in India, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Having relocated to the United States from India, Cynthia now teaches applied voice at LeGrand Music Studios, edits for the online magazine Modern Singer, and performs as a soloist and professional chorister in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Voice Type: Mezzo-soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students