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Bevan, Sophie (soprano)
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Sophie Bevan (soprano)

Sophie Bevan studied at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School where she received the Queen Mother Rose Bowl Award. Sophie has appeared at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English and Welsh National Opera and Frankfurt Opera, where her operatic roles have included Polissena (Radamisto), Télaïr (Castor and Pollux), the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen, Ninetta (La gazza ladra), Waldvogel (Siegfried), Ilia (Idomeneo), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). She made her Glyndebourne Festival debut as Michal (Saul) and her debut at the Teatro Real, Madrid as Pamina.

The conductors she has worked with include Gardner, Cummings, Harding, Elder, Nelsons and Pappano with orchestras that include the Hallé, Britten Sinfonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Swedish Radio and City of Birmingham. She made her United States debut with the Handel & Haydn Society and has appeared at the BBC Proms and the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh and Tanglewood festivals. She has given recitals at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with Malcolm Martineau and made her Wigmore Hall recital debut with Sebastian Wybrew to critical acclaim.

Sophie was the recipient of the 2010 Critics’ Circle award for Exceptional Young Talent, The Times Breakthrough Award at the 2012 South Bank Sky Arts Awards and the Young Singer award at the 2013 inaugural International Opera Awards.


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