Sophie Bevan SOPRANO

Sophie Bevan studied at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School where she was awarded the Queen Mother Rose Bowl Award.

Her operatic roles for English National Opera include Xenia Boris Godunov, Despina Cosi fan tutte, soprano solos Messiah, Polissena Radamisto, Yum Yum Mikado, Telair in Rameau’s Castor&Pollux and her first Sophie Der Rosenkavalier. For Welsh National Opera she has sung the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen, for Garsington Opera she has performed her first Susanna and Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and for the Opéra de Lyon she has performed the soprano solos Messiah . Sophie made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as the Woodbird in Wagner’s Siegfried and returned as Pamina.

Conductors she has worked with include Vasily Petrenko, Edward Gardner, Laurence Cummings, Ryan Wigglesworth, Harry Christophers, Harry Bicket, Phillipe Herreweghe, Sir Neville Marriner, Ivor Bolton, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Mark Elder and Sir Charles Mackerras with orchestras that include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé, the Gabrieli Consort&Players, The Sixteen, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Swedish Symphony Orchestra and the Britten Sinfonia. Her concert repertoire includes Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Creation, Handel’s Samson and Messiah, Mozart’s and Brahms’ RequiemC Minor Mass and Exsultate Jubilate, Bach’s St Matthew and St John Passion, Purcell’s King Arthur and The Fairy Queen and Britten’s Les illuminations and Spring Symphony.  She made her US debut in Messiah with the Handel&Haydn Society, Boston.

She is a noted recitalist and has performed at the Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal with Malcom Martineau and made her Wigmore Hall recital debut with Sebastian Wybrew  to critical acclaim.

Her future concert engagements include Britten’s Spring Symphony with the Swedish Radio Orchestra under Daniel Harding and an appearance at the BBC Proms with the Academy of Ancient Music. Her future operatic engagements include Ninetta in Rossini’s La gazza ladra for Oper Frankfurt, a return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival.

Sophie was the recipient of the 2010 Critics' Circle award for Exceptional Young Talent. She was nominated for the 2012 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and was the recipient of The Times Breakthrough Award at the 2012 South Bank Sky Arts Awards and the Young Singer award at the 2013 inaugural International Opera Awards.

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