Sophie Bevan

Sophie Bevan graduated from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School where she was awarded the Queen Mother Rose Bowl Award. She works with conductors including Sir Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding, Harry Christophers, Edward Gardner, Laurence Cummings, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Neville Marriner and Sir Charles Mackerras. 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. Sophie has also appeared at the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh and Aldeburgh Festivals. Her operatic roles for English National Opera include Despina (Così fan tutte), soprano solos (Messiah), Polissena (Radamisto), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Telair (Rameau’s Castor and Pollux) and her first Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier). For Garsington Opera she has performed Pamina, Donna Elvira and her first Susanna, and for Welsh National Opera she has sung the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen. For the Royal Opera House Covent Garden she has appeared as Waldvogel (Siegfried) and Pamina.

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.

Sophie Bevan at Askonas Holt