Paula Sides Soprano


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Paula shall be making her Longborough Festival Opera debut as Violetta in La Traviata in the summer of 2018.

Paula is also making her debut as Cunegonde for Iford Festival Opera this summer.


On March 4th, Paula will perform Dvorak's Te Deum and Beyond Your Elsewhere, a new composition by Paul McGrath with the University of Warwich Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.







Recording coming soon.....

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"Paula Sides’s Floria Tosca... a performance of really compelling intensity. This is a woman who’s been wound up to breaking-point: Sides transforms in the flash of an eye from jealous spitfire to clingy young sweetheart, and her voice has a fierce, focused intensity that can snap, whip-like, from tremulous fragility to searchlight brilliance. She colours each word. Simultaneously girlishly impulsive and effortlessly sensuous, in her final scenes with Cavaradossi she was wide-eyed with euphoria: a woman who might perfectly credibly jump off a battlement." The Arts Desk 

"Paula Sides was luminescent as Tosca....Paula Sides’ delicate and nuanced performance and dynamic, dramatic voice are a privilege to see and hear. The aria in Act II “Vissi d’arte” (“I lived for art”). where she asks God why this is happening to her had the audience spellbound and at her feet." The Hunts Post 

"Paula Sides’ Tosca is delivered with liquid tone and a keen sense of textual and vocal expression." The Guardian 

"Sides is a stunning vocal talent, combining her impressive acting ability with a vocal range and clarity that elevate her iconic arias to almost Shakespearean levels of character- defining excellence." The Reviews Hub 2017 Tosca ETO 



Patrick Allen