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 in Riga, Heinrich Schütz Musikfest in 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).

Sophia is a core member of the House Chorus of the Dutch National Opera and collaborates as a freelancer

also with european Ensembles such as the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Musica Temprana, 

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 founding member of the ensembles Seconda Pratica, Himeros and Broke Konsort.

As a soloist she worked in Opera productions, Oratorios, Romantic & Early music concerts around the world working with conductors such as 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.

The beginning of 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.

 

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 Elène Golgevit (FR), Brian Masuda & Hanneke de Wit (NL).

 

OPERA AND ORATORIO REPERTOIRE

Monteverdi

L'Orfeo -

Messaggera, Speranza, Proserpina

Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria - Penelope, Ericlea

L'incoronazione di Poppea -Ottavia, Nerone (cover)

Bach

Johannes Passion - Alto

Matthaus Passion - Alto

Weinachts Oratorium - Alto

Handel

Messiah - Alto

Alcina - Bradamante

Theodora - Irene

Mozart

Requiem - Alto

Coronation Mass - Alto

Le nozze di Figaro -

Marcellina, Cherubino

Die Zauberflöte - 3 dame

Cosi fan tutte - Dorabella

Pergolesi

Stabat Mater - Alto

Vivaldi

Stabat Mater - Solo

Nisi Dominus - Alto

Tito Manlio - Servillia

Purcell

Fairy Queen - Sleep, Autumn

Dido & Aeneas - Dido, Sorceress

Rameau

Hippolyte et Aricie - Phèdre

Cavalli

Didone Didone

Puccini

Gianni Schichi - Zita

Menotti

The old maid and the thief -

Old Maid

Amahl and the night visitors -

Mother

Barber

A Hand of Bridge - Sally

Falla

El Amor Brujo - Solo

Beethoven

9th Symphony - Alto

Rachmaninov

Vespers - Alto

Ravel 

L'enfant et les sortilèges - Enfant

Szymanowski

Stabat Mater - Alto

Bizet

Carmen -

Carmen (arias), Mercedes

Rossini

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Rosina

L'italiana in Algeri - Isabella

La Gazza Ladra - Lucia

Petite Messe Solennelle - Alto

Mahler

2nd Symfonie - Alto

Stravinsky

Rake's progress - Mother Goose

Baba the Turk