German-Indian American Mezzo-Soprano
Nandani Maria Sinha is internationally acclaimed for her passionate performances and presence. She is a favorite mezzo-soprano in Southern California, performing regularly with Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, California Philharmonic, and Redlands Symphony. Her past seasons included: Ruth in Invisible for the Eurydice Found Festival and a workshop and concert with Renée Fleming (Los Angeles Opera); Hera and Drum in Sweet Land (The Industry); and high demand as a mezzo-soprano and alto soloist on concert works (Azusa Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers, Palisades Symphony, Music at Westwood). She has been a first prize winner of the Franz Liszt International Competition and a Marc and Eva Stern Fellow at Songfest. Currently, she is featured by Los
Angeles Opera for weekly concerts with Connects.
Ms. Sinha is frequently called on by the Los Angeles Opera as both a singer and a teaching artist, collaborating on community projects with Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, Rancho Los Amigos, Urban Voices, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and City of Hope, and for in-school education programming. She is a teaching artist with Street Symphony and Urban Voices Project. Driven by a deep personal connection to memory care and dementia support through her father, Ms. Sinha also sings for Songs by Heart, an organization that provides singers to memory care unit in Los Angeles.
What Partners Say
Reviews for My work with people with music as an interventions
Rancho Los Amigos Foundation
"As a trained vocalist, Nani is amazing...her voice is enchanting and inspiring! I could listen to her for hours. But her real talent is her ability to make someone feel empowered, seen, and significant when she is working with our patients on a 1:1 basis. Nani is an important member of the Rancho family and we are grateful for her continued commitment to using music as a way to experience emotional and physical healing."
Manager, Support Groups and Activity Programs
Alzheimer's Los Angeles
“Nani has been a dear community partner with Alzheimer’s Los Angeles for the past few years. The work Nani does with our participants, care partners and people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, is magical. She does a wonderful job at facilitating and connecting with the participants while performing. It’s amazing to see that you can instantly see how music shifts the participants’ mood, manage agitation, stimulate positive interactions, facilitate cognitive function and coordinate motor movements. Specifically with dementia, memory is impacted but when it comes to music, it’s so interesting to see how they are able to recall lyrics and hum the melody to a tune from their era. Our participants look forward to the sessions Nani facilitates every month and have expressed how impactful of a program it is to the person that they are caring for. Thank you Nani for providing such unforgettable music sessions to lift the spirits of the families we serve at Alzheimer’s Los Angeles.”
Coordinator, The Child Life Program
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
"Nani is one of the most caring and incredible singers we have had at CHLA. She sang with our young patients in the waiting room while waiting for surgery or other scary procedures. Her voice soothed and calmed not only the patient but also their parents. We are so grateful for her warm voice and soothing demeanor. "