See Siena Forest Live

Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen with the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, MN

Performances August 12th and 13th

August 12-13, 2017


March 11-19, 2017

World premiere of Dinner at Eight by National Medal of Arts, Pulitzer Prize, and Grammy Award-winning composer, William Bolcom, and the astoundingly prolific librettist, Mark Campbell at Minnesota Opera. Directed by Tomer Zvulun and Conducted by David Agler

Visit the media page for a clip of Paula and Larry's duet featuring THE Richard Troxell!

"Not THE Larry Renault" from Dinner at Eight; "Backting" provided by Richard Troxell

"Not THE Larry Renault" from Dinner at Eight; "Backting" provided by Richard Troxell

Click for a synopsis and to listen to some clips ("Not THE Larry Renault" featuring Minnesota Opera Orchestra, conductor David Agler and tenor, David Walton) from final workshop in November 2016. 


Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Minnesota District. This event is FREE and will be held in Benson Great Hall at Bethel University.

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February 18, 2017

10:00 - 4:00 PM


"Love Lost, Love Found" with Out of the Box Opera at the Weisman Art Museum

Join Siena Forest, soprano Jeni Houser, tenor Brian Wallin, pianist Lara Bolton and director David Lefkowich for a Valentine's Day Concert!

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February 14, 2016

7:00 - 8:30 PM


November 14-18, 2016

Final orchestral reading of composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell's new opera Dinner at Eight at Minnesota Opera. Siena is singing the role of Paula Jordan, a young New York socialite, daughter of Oliver and Millicent Jordan, engaged to marry Earnest. However, Paula is secretly having an affair with Larry Renault, a washed-up actor struggling with alcoholism and his failing career. Performances March 11, 16, 18, 19, 2017.

Photo from the first piano reading in May 2016 at Minnesota Opera; from left to right: Siena Forest, conductor David Agler, librettist Mark Campbell, soprano Jeni Houser. Photo by Theresa Nelson Murray

Photo from the first piano reading in May 2016 at Minnesota Opera; from left to right: Siena Forest, conductor David Agler, librettist Mark Campbell, soprano Jeni Houser. Photo by Theresa Nelson Murray


Semi-finalist in the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition with the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh.

October 29-30, 2016


4th Place Win in Piccola Opera's Third Annual Opera Competition Siena performed "Caro Nome" from Verdi's Rigoletto! Congratulations to all the singers involved!

October 22, 2016

 


January 23, 2016

"Par le rang et par l'opulence... Salut a la France!" and "Presentation of the Rose" were sung and Siena received an encouragement award in the Minnesota District 2016 MET National Council Auditions! Congratulations to all the winners, singers, judges and the incomparable Mary Jo Gothmann!

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2016 Pianist: Mary Jo Gothmann 

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2016 Pianist: Mary Jo Gothmann 


September 9, 2015

Congratulations Minnesota Opera for taking two spots in on the 10 Scene-Stealing Theatre Performances from 2014-2015!

Michael Daniel for Minnesota Opera 2015

Michael Daniel for Minnesota Opera 2015

"Siena Forest and Bergen Baker as Carmen’s galpals Frasquita and Mercédès in Minnesota Opera’s groovy, 1970s Spain production of Carmen." 

"Brenda Harris as the master manipulator (and masterfully creepy) Eleanor Iselin in Minnesota Opera’s The Manchurian Candidate."