A b o u t
A versatile young singer, acclaimed for her "rich and velvet-like low register" , Sophia appeared the last season both as a soloist and as ensemble member in international stages and festivals some of which are the Auditorium de Lyon, Grand Opera d'Avignon, Opera de Dijon, Philharmonie de Paris, Ambronay Festival, Concertgebouw, Ljubljana Early Music Festival, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Elbphilarmonie in Cologne, Göttingen International Handel Festspiele,
Stockholm Early Music Festival, International Bach Chamber Music Festival of Riga, Latvia, Heinrich Schütz Musikfest of Dresden, Opera Noord Holland etc.
Sophia was recently heard in the role of La Messaggera - L'Orfeo,Monteverdi in Megaron, Athens (ensemble Latinitas Nostra, dir. Markellos Chryssicos) & in
Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon (ensemble La Venexiana, dir. Davide Pozzi).
Also, as Speranza from L'Orfeo and Ericlea from Il ritorno d'Ulisse she performed in a Monteverdi Triptych in the SCHWETZINGER SWR FESTSPIELE in Germany (ensemble La Venexiana, dir. Davide Pozzi).
Her Netherlands opera debut was with the role of Sleep and Autumn in Purcell's Fairy Queen (dir. Nuno Atalaia, Jonatan Alvarado).
Future solo engagements include, between others, her first collaboration with the Greek National Opera
(Ethniki Lyriki Skini) in which she will perform the part of Ozias in Juditha Triumphans - Vivaldi production (season 2020-2021), under the baton of Markellos Chryssicos with the stage direction of Thanos Papakonstantinou.
As a soloist she has worked in Opera productions,
Oratorios, Romantic & Early music concerts around the world working with conductors such as Ton Koopman,
Gabriel Garrido, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Markellos Chryssicos, Davide Pozzi, Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel, Quentin Clare, Matthias Pintcher, Richard Egarr, Andres Locatelli, Alfredo Bernandini, Sigiswald Kuijken, Marcus Creed, Ivo Meinen, Teunis van der Zwart, Menno van Delft and more.
2019 found Sophia performing the role of Marquise de Merteuil, the main part of the opera "Dangerous Liaisons" with Opera2day, a Vivaldi Pastiche in which she performed arias from his most known Operas (Orlando Furioso, La Verita in Cimento, Tito Manlio, Teuzzone, Atenaide and more) in a newly written libretto in the subject of the known book by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
Some months later she had the honour to sing under the baton of mrs Barbara Hannigan in Stravinsky's "Rake's Progress" with the Ludwig orchestra across Europe.
Sophia collaborates with numerous european
Ensembles such as :
the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Musica Temprana,
Nederlands Bachvereniging, Amsterdam Baroque,
Cappella Amsterdam (NL),
La Venexiana, Accademia d'Arcadia (IT),
Les Traversées Baroques (FR),
Servir Antico (CH),
Latinitas Nostra, Ensemble 1619 (GR).
She is a core member of the House Chorus of the Dutch National Opera and a founding member of the ensembles
Seconda Pratica, Himeros and Broke Konsort.
In recording Sophia is to be heard as a soloist and ensemble member in the new CD recording of the ensemble, Musica Temprana (dir. Adrian Rodrigues van Der Spoel), "Muy hermosa es Maria" which was released December 13th of 2018 and in the first CD recording of the ensemble Seconda Pratica (dir. Jonatan Alvarado & Nuno Atalaia), "NOVA EUROPA" (released November 2016) .
In August 2018 she recorded a CD of Motets of Alessandro Grandi as the mezzo-soprano of the ensemble Accademia d'Arcadia in collaboration with the instrumental group UtFaSol.
As a choir member she collaborated with the Ensemble Elyma (dir. Gabriel Garrido) in the recording of Le Temple et le desir" in music by Mazzochi ,and in "Christmas in Naples" of the Ensemble Odyssee (dir. Andrea Friggi).
In January 2020 she is very happy to record a new CD as a guest of the Vezelay festival, with Seconda Pratica under the guidance of Mrs Rebecca Stewart with a program based on Josquin.
Sophia has been awarded in competitions (2nd prize in the 21st National Singing Competition in Greece, finalist in the Maria Callas scholarship on 2009, audience prize in the Prix d’Harmonie competition in Rotterdam 2010) and has been a K. Kyriacopoulos scholar for the period 2009-2012 and a Sweelinckfonds scholar for the year 2013-2014
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in a family of musicians, Sophia obtained her Bachelors degree with highest honours in Classical Singing and Opera in the State Conservatory of her hometown on 2009 in the class of the bass, Nikos Kapetas.
Passionate and completely dedicated to music and the art of singing she decided to continue her studies abroad starting in Germany where she studied for a year with prof. Cheryl Studer.
Later, Sophia, moved to the Netherlands and followed double training: Historical Performance singing under the guidance of mezzo-soprano Xenia Meijer and Classical Singing under the guidance of Valerie Guillorit towards a Masters degree.
Currently she's coached by Jeanine de Bique, Brian Masuda & Hanneke de Wit.
OPERA AND ORATORIO REPERTOIRE
Messaggera, Speranza, Proserpina
Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria - Penelope, Ericlea
L'incoronazione di Poppea -Ottavia, Nerone (cover)
Johannes Passion - Alto
Matthaus Passion - Alto
Weinachts Oratorium - Alto
Messiah - Alto
Alcina - Bradamante
Theodora - Irene
Requiem - Alto
Coronation Mass - Alto
Le nozze di Figaro -
Die Zauberflöte - 3 dame
Cosi fan tutte - Dorabella
Stabat Mater - Alto
Stabat Mater - Solo
Nisi Dominus - Alto
Tito Manlio - Servillia
Fairy Queen - Sleep, Autumn
Dido & Aeneas - Dido, Sorceress
Hippolyte et Aricie - Phèdre
Didone - Didone
Gianni Schichi - Zita
The old maid and the thief -
Amahl and the night visitors -
A Hand of Bridge - Sally
El Amor Brujo - Solo
9th Symphony - Alto
Vespers - Alto
L'enfant et les sortilèges - Enfant
Stabat Mater - Alto
Carmen (arias), Mercedes
Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Rosina
L'italiana in Algeri - Isabella
La Gazza Ladra - Lucia
Petite Messe Solennelle - Alto
2nd Symfonie - Alto
Rake's progress - Mother Goose
Baba the Turk