Deseret News – This BYU singer got a backstage pass with Utah Opera. Here’s what it means for her career


Note: Utah Opera’s “The Barber of Seville” was scheduled to run March 14-22 at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. Following Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s announcement on March 12 that mass gatherings be limited to groups of 100 people or less to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Utah Symphony and Utah Opera announced it is canceling all performance dates scheduled in March. The organization is currently evaluating whether these performances can be rescheduled for another date.

SALT LAKE CITY — Sydney Frodsham is no stranger to the stage, but her current role with Utah Opera has her on the sidelines.

For the last two weeks, the BYU student has attended Utah Opera rehearsals for “The Barber of Seville,” which was previously scheduled to run at Salt Lake City’s Capitol Theatre March 14-22. She’s there as part of the company’s role study program — just one of Utah Opera’s many educational outreach initiatives.

Watching and paying close attention to the professional musicians as they practice has been an important experience for Frodsham, a graduate student who is preparing to be a resident artist with Santa Fe Opera after her graduation in April.

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