A b o u t
A versatile singer, acclaimed for her "rich & velvet-like low register" Sophia appeared the last seasons as a soloist 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 Amsterdam, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Elbphilarmonie in Cologne, Göttingen International Handel Festspiele, Heinrich Schütz Musikfest of Dresden Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele, Greek National Opera, Megaron-Athens Concert Hall, Ljubljana Early Music Festival, Stockholm Early Music Festival, International Bach Chamber Music Festival of Riga, Latvia, Opera Noord Holland etc.
Future solo engagements include the role of La Messagera in the Orfeo - Monteverdi production of Baroque Bayreuth Festival 2023 alongside star tenor Rolando Villazon under direction of Markellos Chryssicos and
the role of Sisera in Deborah - Handel on a European tour under the baton of maestro Ton Koopman.
Recent solo engagements included between others, a collaboration with the Greek National Opera (Εθνική Λυρική Σκηνή) in which she performed the part of Ozias in the production Juditha Triumphans - Vivaldi, under the baton of Markellos Chryssicos with the stage direction of Thanos Papakonstantinou. The production was filmed & broadcasted by the music channel MEZZO.
Another highlight of the passed year was her collaboration in Marina Abramovic's performance "The 7 deaths of Maria Callas" in the Carré theatre in Amsterdam under the baton of Yoel Gamzu. In March 2023 Sophia was seen & heard at the productions "CAVES" (composer Alex Raul) and "SPOKEN WORD" (spoken word artist Lev Avitan) of the Opera Forward Festival in the Dutch National Opera.
Sophia has collaborated in Opera productions, Oratorio, Romantic & Early music concerts around the world working with conductors such as Ton Koopman, Gabriel Garrido, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Cappella Mediterranea),
Barbara Hannigan, Valery Gergiev, Markellos Chryssicos, Gabriele Palomba (La Venexiana), Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel (Musica Temprana), Quentin Clare, Matthias Pintcher, Richard Egarr, Andres Locatelli, Alfredo Bernandini, Sigiswald Kuijken, Marcus Creed and more performing roles such as La Messaggera & Speranza (L'Orfeo-Monteverdi), Ericlea (Il ritorno d'Ulisse-Monteverdi) , Arnalta & Nutrice (L'incoronazione di Poppea-Monteverdi), Sleep & Autumn (Fairy Queen - Purcell), Zita (Gianni Schicchi - Puccini), Dido & Sorceress (Dido & Aeneas - Purcell), Irene (Theodora-Handel), Bradamante (Alcina-Handel), 3rd lady (Die Zauberflöte - Mozart), Baba the Turk (Rake's progress-Stravinsky).
(Full repertoire performed at the end of the page).
In recording Sophia is to be heard as a soloist in
Muy hermosa es Maria (Musica Temprana - Adrian Rodriguez van Der Spoel) , Nova Europa (Seconda Pratica - Jonatan Alvarado & Nuno Atalaia), Celesti Fiori (Accademia d'Arcadia - Alessandra Rossi) , Le Temple et le desir (Ensemble Elyma - Gabriel Garrido), Christmas in Naples (Ensemble Odyssee - Andrea Friggi).
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 renown greek 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 Nadine Secunde & Chelsea Bonagura.
OPERA AND ORATORIO REPERTOIRE
Messaggera, Speranza, Proserpina
Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria - Penelope, Ericlea
L'incoronazione di Poppea -Ottavia, Arnalta, Nutrice, Ottone
Johannes 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
Juditha Triumphans - Ozias
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 - Baba the Turk,