With a B.M. in vocal performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, soprano Selena Siri has developed her interest in music since she learned to play the piano at the age of four. Her most recent singing engagements include Mozart's 1st Lady in Die Zauberflöte (2020), Susanna and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro with the New York Lyric Opera (2019). She received her debut with the Greek Opera Studio as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro (2016) and continues to work in finding a deeper understanding of singing. Other appearances in The Rutgers Opera chorus include Così fan tutte (2016), L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (2016), Fidelio (2017), Dialogues des Carmélites (2017) and Die Zauberflöte (2017) where she performed Pamina in the Act II finale with the Rutgers Voorhees Choir.
Prior to these experiences she also received 1st place in the Washington D.C. regional round of the 水立方 Shui Li Fang pop singing competition where she competed in the final round in Beijing, China and 1st place in the NJ NATS competition (2014). She was also involved in many musical theatre productions including Ti Moune in Once On This Island (2014), Rapunzel in Into the Woods (2013) and ensemble roles in Jekyll and Hyde (2012), Seussical (2012), Anything Goes (2013), Beauty and the Beast (2014), and Hairspray (2014). Offstage she continues to encourage students to find freedom in their practice while improving their technique. By doing so, she continues to expand her knowledge by teaching piano and voice lessons in her private studio as an apprentice teacher with the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
In addition to performing, Ms. Siri also cares strongly about using her voice for many nonprofit organizations. You can find her as an activist for animal rights with "Anonymous for the Voiceless", encouraging the world to exercise more sustainable lifestyles (2019-2020). She has also volunteered as a member for the "Curvy Girls Scoliosis Support Group" supporting those who have to endure bracing or surgery for scoliosis (2010-2015), CAU Community Access Unlimited which allows adults with physical and mental disabilities to gain performing experience in musicals (2011-2013) and B.I.C "Because I Care" in her community which was created to provide 1-on-1 attention to children with autism in summer camps (2009-2011).