Shedd Presents 2011-12
Ken Peplowski
Siri Vik
With one foot firmly planted in the vocal genre of opera and the other foot in musical theater, Siri has found the shoe that fits in the music of Kurt Weill. Siri began her career as a classical singer. At 17, she followed her voice teacher from Eugene to the University of Kansas where she received her Bachelor’s degree in music. In 2001 Siri was awarded her Master of Music degree at the venerable Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she then began doctor-al study. While learning the business and craft of opera, Siri found success in performing roles in the more theatrical and contemporary operatic repertoire. At this same time she began singing operatic roles profession-ally for companies such as Cincinnati Opera, Sorg Opera, Eugene Opera, and Bel Canto Northwest.
In 2000 Siri was privileged to be chosen to sing the lead role in the American premiere of The Czar Has His Photograph Taken, an early opera by Kurt Weill. As Weill’s music possesses both the beauty and grand scale of opera as well as the theatricality and edge of Broadway fare, Siri found a home in the Kurt Weill songs and has been singing them to enthusiastic response since. In 2001 she was a National Finalist at the Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers, and in 2003 took first prize. With this honor she was invited to sing at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center. This opportunity led to numerous Kurt Weill evenings for Cincinnati Opera, Sorg Opera, the Kentucky Governor’s Ball, in New York at open cabarets, and here in Eugene.
Now returned to Eugene by way of a brief sojourn to New York City, Siri juggles motherhood, performance, and the teaching of both classical and theater voice students–not to mention the occasional American Idol hopeful–at Lane Community College as well as privately. She continues to cross the not-so invisible line between classical and musical theater locally. Recently Siri sang Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Lane Community College orchestra and is a regular soloist for major choral works with the Central Lutheran Church Chorale. On the other side of the line, Siri performed Belle in ACE’s Beauty and the Beast in 2005, played both Aunt Em and Glinda in OFAM’s 2007 Wizard of Oz and as Morgan Le Fay in the OFAM 2009 production of A Connecticut Yankee.
Jul 25-Aug 10OFAM 2008The Wizard of OzSilva
May 21AS 2008-09Siri Vik: In The Measuring of LoveJaqua
Jul 24-Aug 9Shedd Theatricals 2009A Connecticut YankeeJaqua
Jul 29OFAM 2010Why Can't You Behave?Jaqua
Jul 29OFAM 2010Man Bites DogJaqua
Nov 11SP 2010-11Siri Vik: La Vie en roseJaqua
Jan 21-23SP 2010-11New World, New DirectionsJaqua
Feb 24SP 2010-11Siri Vik: Moon Shines RedJaqua
Mar 15SP 2010-11Maria Jette: Clair de luneJaqua
Jun 16-19Shedd Theatricals 2011Pal JoeyJaqua
Aug 2OFAM 2011Embraceable YouJaqua
Aug 5OFAM 2011It's De-LovelyJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2011Stormy WeatherJaqua
Nov 10-13SP 2011-12Siri Vik: La Vie en roseJaqua
Feb 11SP 2011-12Ken PeplowskiJaqua
Mar 8-18Jazz Kings 2011-12Here Come The Blondes
Apr 19Jazz Kings 2011-12Here Come The BlondesAustin
May 18-20SP 2011-12Siri Vik: Where or WhenJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2012A Moveable FeastJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2012La Musique CréoleJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2012Ça, C'est ParisJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2012Les SixJaqua
Oct 11-19Jazz Kings 2012-13The Very Thought Of You
Mar 6-17SP 2011-12Siri Vik: My Funny Valentine
May 9-17Jazz Kings 2012-13You Made Me Love You
Aug 7OFAM 2013SmileJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2013As Time Goes ByJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2013Shall We DanceJaqua
Nov 1-3SP 2013-14Fine And MellowJaqua
Mar 13SP 2013-14You Are Too Beautiful: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, 1963Jaqua
Apr 4-6SP 2013-14Siri MixJaqua
May 2-11Jazz Kings 2013-14Bésame Mucho
Aug 6OFAM 2014Some Like It HotJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2014Over The RainbowJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2014Make 'Em LaughJaqua
Nov 7-9SP 2014-15Am I Blue?Jaqua
Dec 11-17Jazz Kings 2014-15Let Your Heart Be Light
Jan 29SP 2014-15Save Your Love For MeJaqua
Mar 6-8SP 2014-15la môme: Piaf 100Jaqua
Apr 17-19SP 2014-15How Lovely To Be A WomanJaqua
May 7-10Jazz Kings 2014-15Why Don't You Do Right?
Aug 11OFAM 2015Rhapsody In BlueJaqua
Aug 14OFAM 2015Honeysuckle RoseJaqua
Aug 14OFAM 2015Creole Love CallJaqua
Jan 29-Feb 7Jazz Kings 2015-16In The Mood
Apr 15-17SP 2015-16Siri Vik: Do I Move You?Jaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2016I'll Be Seeing YouJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2016On A Wing And A PrayerJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2016Somewhere In The South PacificJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2016Keep The Home Fires BurningJaqua
Aug 13OFAM 2016Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the PositiveJaqua
Oct 13-21Jazz Kings 2016-17Mood Indigo
Dec 8-14Jazz Kings 2016-17Happy Holiday
Apr 28-30SP 2016-17Siri Vik: Femme FataleJaqua
May 18-21Jazz Kings 2016-17My Lucky Star
Aug 2OFAM 2017I Let A Song Go Out Of My HeartJaqua
Aug 3OFAM 2017If I Were A BellJaqua
Aug 5OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2017It’s De-LovelyJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2017So Hard To ForgetJaqua
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