Live from the UNLV PAC: Opera from Giada Barney-Sink & Matthew Sink


Apr. 19, 2022, 7:30pm

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Giada Barney-Sink and Matthew Sink


Live from the UNLV Performing Arts Center, our series of student performances, returns for spring 2022. Giada Barney-Sink and Matthew Sink will sing selections from various operas.

Giada Barney-Sink, a UNLV junior, is a dramatic mezzo-soprano and native of Las Vegas. Music has always been a part of her life. She began playing piano at the age 7 and began taking violin at age 11. At 18, she discovered her affinity for singing and opera. From March 2019 to August 2020, she served a volunteer mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving the people of Madrid and southern Spain. In Spain, Giada had many opportunities to perform in concerts, including a Christmas concert with the Banda Municipal de Granada under the direction of Ángel López Carreño. Giada has performed in scenes programs for UNLV as Elettra from Idomeneo, re di Creta, Jade Boucher from Dead Man Walking, and Kathie from The Student Prince. In December 2021, Giada played Giselle in the filming of Linda Lister’s new one-act opera, Body of Art, which will be premiering in 2022. In March 2022, she will be playing Appolonia in the full UNLV Opera production of La Canterina. Giada has been accepted to the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices where she will continue working with world-renowned mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick. Giada studies vocal performance here at UNLV under Dr. Alfonse Anderson. She is grateful to God for the opportunities she has been given thus far and grateful to her husband, mother, aunt, and grandparents for supporting her always and pushing her to live her dreams.

Matthew Sink was born in Provo Utah and moved to Las Vegas with his family at age 8. After graduating high school, he went to Waldorf University to study criminal justice while on a full-ride football scholarship, but switched his major to vocal performance after a year.He transferred to UNLV after 3 years at Waldorf where he now studies vocal performance with Dr. Alfonse Anderson. He interrupted his studies to serve the people of southern Italy on a volunteer 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In scenes programs at UNLV, he has performed roles such as Tamino from The Magic Flute and Nemorino from L’elisir D’amore. In 2019, he won first place in the NATS Cal-Western Regional. Also in 2019, he was accepted into the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices where he will participate in the American Wagner project. He is grateful for his family, friends, and wife for all their support.



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Sponsored by the UNLV Performing Arts Center in partnership with departments in the College of Fine Arts.