Cynthia Penn attended Indiana University with scholarship from 1998-2003.  While there she studied with Klara Barlow, Virginia Zeani and Andreas Poulimenos.  During her studies she developed a tremendous appreciation for opera and the study of operatic roles.  She strives to prepare each role with the excellence it deserves.  In 2006 Cynthia moved to Philadelphia on a whim and found her voice teacher, Tony Pugliese, and attributes her current vocal success to his teachings.  Cynthia currently sings with the Little Lyric Opera Theater of Philadelphia and with Amici Opera.  Upcoming roles include Santuzza from Cavalleria Rusticana, Mona Lisa from Schillings’ Mona Lisa, and Zaza from Leoncavallo’s Zaza.  Cynthia is thankful for her many learning experiences and grateful for every opportunity to sing for any audience.  Her dream roles revolve around verismo opera, and also coloratura masterpieces.  She hopes to one day sing Liu, Manon Lescaut, Mimi, Desdemona and Ophelia, in addition to the exquisite roles she is already learning.





Little Lyric Opera Theatre, Philadelphia, 2008-Present.

Teacher: Tony Pugliese


Indiana University, Bloomington IN, 1997-2003.

Teachers: Klara Barlow, Virginia Zeani, Andreas Poulimenos




Menotti, Amelia Goes to the Ball, “the friend” and “the lover,” February 2014

Gounod, Faust, “Siebel,” March 2014

Verdi, Macbeth, “Witch,” March 2014

Schillings, Mona Lisa, “Mona Lisa,” April 2014

Verdi, Aida, "Amneris," June 2014
Leoncavallo, Zaza, “Zaza,” July 2014

The Victor Café, 2011-2013, Singer

The Simpson House, 2 recitals

Feeney Funeral Home, Reading PA, Recital


Roles In Progress:


Zaza, Zaza

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa

Siebel, Faust

Santuzza, Cavalleria Rusticana

Mimi, La Boheme

Liu, Turandot

Manon Lescaut, Manon Lescaut

Cio-cio San, Madama Butterfly

Countess, The Marriage of Figaro