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Jessica Siena, soprano

Jessica SienaThe Los Angeles Times hailed Jessica Siena as “extravagantly gifted” and her portrayal of Marie in New York City Opera’s National tour of Donizetti’s La fille du régiment earned her critical acclaim throughout the country. The late jazz legend Dave Brubeck chose Ms. Siena for the role of Dora in his operatic suite, Cannery Row, at an annual Brubeck Festival. Ms. Siena was a national finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a finalist in the Loren Zachary Vocal Competition, and the first-place winner in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition.

Ms. Siena has performed as a soloist with the Sacramento Choral Society, the Fresno Philharmonic, at Music in the Mountains, with University of the Pacific’s Orchestra, at the Bear Valley Music Festival, with the Stockton Symphony, the Auburn Symphony and with the Folsom Symphony. She has also appeared as the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Magnificat and Schubert’s Mass in B-flat major with the Stockton Chorale and Shostakovich’s Seven Songs with the New Pacific Trio.

Since starring as Rosina in the Stockton Opera Association production of The Barber of Seville, Ms. Siena has gone on to sing the roles of Donna Anna, Musetta, and Nedda with that company. She made her debut with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra in 2013 as the soprano soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

Ms. Siena recently sang her first Four Last Songs, by Richard Strauss, under the direction of Maestro Peter Jaffe with the Auburn Symphony.  She is very much looking forward to singing the role of Rosalinde this May in the Stockton Opera Association’s production of Johann Strauss’s operetta, Die Fledermaus.

Ms. Siena lives in Stockton with her husband, Daniel Ebbers, an associate professor of voice at University of the Pacific, and their son, Nicholas.

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