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 Amsterdam, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Elbphilarmonie in Cologne, Göttingen International Handel Festspiele, Heinrich Schütz Musikfest of Dresden Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele, Ljubljana Early Music Festival, Stockholm Early Music Festival, International Bach Chamber Music Festival of Riga, Latvia, Opera Noord Holland etc.

Recent solo engagements included, between others, her first collaboration with the Greek National Opera

(Εθνική Λυρική Σκηνή) in which she will perform the part of Ozias in the production Juditha Triumphans - Vivaldi (April 2021), under the baton of Markellos Chryssicos with the stage direction of Thanos Papakonstantinou.

As a soloist she has worked in Opera productions, Oratorio, Romantic & Early music concerts

around the world working with conductors such as Ton Koopman, Gabriel Garrido, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Barbara Hannigan, Valery Gergiev, Markellos Chryssicos, Davide Pozzi, Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel, Quentin Clare, Matthias Pintcher, Richard Egarr, Andres Locatelli, Alfredo Bernandini, Sigiswald Kuijken, Marcus Creed and more performing roles such as 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)

Sophia collaborates with numerous european

Ensembles such as :

the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Musica Temprana, 

Nederlands Bachvereniging, Amsterdam Baroque (NL),

La Venexiana, Accademia d'Arcadia (IT),

Les Traversées Baroques (FR),

Servir Antico (CH),

Latinitas Nostra, Ensemble 1619 (GR). 

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).

Future recordings take place in October 2021 where she will record Chi va cercando Amor (Accademia d'Arcadia - Alessandra Rossi) and Giostra dell'Amore (La Lyra - Bor Zuljan).

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 Angela Brower & Xenia Meijer.

 

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Sophia Patsi Mezzo soprano
OPERA AND ORATORIO REPERTOIRE

Monteverdi

L'Orfeo -

Messaggera, Speranza, Proserpina

Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria - Penelope, Ericlea

L'incoronazione di Poppea -Ottavia, Arnalta, Nutrice, Ottone

Bach

Johannes Passion - Alto

Weinachts Oratorium - Alto

Handel

Messiah - Alto

Alcina - Bradamante

Theodora - Irene

Mozart

Requiem - Alto

Coronation Mass - Alto

Le nozze di Figaro -

Marcellina

Die Zauberflöte - 3 dame

Cosi fan tutte - Dorabella

Pergolesi

Stabat Mater - Alto

Vivaldi

Stabat Mater - Solo

Nisi Dominus - Alto

Tito Manlio - Servillia

Juditha Triumphans - Ozias

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 - Baba the Turk,

Mother Goose

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