Creativity rarely finds a single outlet; the free flow of creativity generates abundance and variety. I am first and foremost a singer and a performer; but writing, teaching, lecturing, and consulting are also important expressions of my talent and creativity.
Cindy Sadler is a professional, managed, working singer with a passion for helping her colleagues take ownership of their talent and leadership of their careers. Known throughout the singing community for "Ask Erda", her monthly advice column in Classical Singer Magazine, as well as for her Business of Singing seminars and private consultations, she brings her unique and practical in-the-trenches perspective to bear on a much-neglected area of singer development --- how to conduct the business of singing. Cindy's no-nonsense, comprehensive, yet compassionate approach helps developing and emerging artists navigate the classical music industry, maximize their potential, and realize their dreams.
Heralded for her rich, satiny voice as much as her impeccable characterizations, mezzo-soprano Cindy Sadler is a force to be reckoned with on the operatic scene. Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times called her "wonderful" as Baba the Turk where she "made every phrase count", Joshua Blumfeld of Opera News found her "charismatic ... and unexpectedly moving", and the press raved about her standout performance in which she "surpassed expectations" (NJ Star-Ledger), "made you forget she was a bearded lady ... you loved her from the first note" (Philadelphia Inquirer), and "took this role to the bank, to several financial institutions, and then to various jewelers" (Princeton Packet). Recently, Ms. Sadler has also received acclaim for her "impressive range and warm quality" as the Marquise de Berkenfield in Opera Idaho’s Fille du Régiment; her performance as Katisha in Syracuse Opera's production of The Mikado, where she "forged the perfect marriage of acting and vocal expression"; for her role as the the Principessa in San Antonio Opera's Suor Angelica, where she "commanded the stage"; as well as for her “riotous” and “saucy” Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro at Des Moines Metro Opera. She has performed in venues such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Pacific, the Hollywood Bowl, Opera Boston, Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Symphony, Fort Worth Opera, Central City Opera, Arizona Opera, and many others. Cindy is represented by Shawn Marie Jeffery of ADA Artists Management and Representation, www.ADA-Artists.com. To view Cindy's personal singing website, including résumé, bio, sound clips, reviews, and more, please visit www.CindySadler.com.