Sophie Bevan soprano

Our congratulations to Sophie on being awarded the Young Singer prize at the 2013 International Opera Awards on 22 April 2013.

Sophie Bevan recently graduated from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School where she studied as a Karaviotis Scholar with Lillian Watson. She was awarded the Queen Mother Rose Bowl Award for excelling in music.

Sophie sings a wide range of concert repertoire and she has worked with conductors including Harry Christophers, Martin Andre, Simon Halsey, Edward Gardner, Laurence Cummings, Paul McCreesh, Sir Neville Marriner and Sir Charles Mackerras.

Her operatic roles for English National Opera include Xenia Boris Godunov, Despina Cosi fan tutte, soprano solos Messiah, Polissena Radamisto, Yum Yum Mikado,  Telair in Rameau’s Castor and Pollux and her first Sophie Der Rosenkavalier. For Welsh National Opera she has sung Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro and for Garsington Opera she has performed Pamina, Donna Elvira and her first Susanna.

Her future concert engagements include a recital at the Wigmore Hall, London, Haydn’s Creation with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Britten’s Spring Symphony with the Swedish Radio Orchestra under Daniel Harding. Her future operatic engagements include Handel’s Messiah  for the Opéra de Lyon; a return to Welsh National Opera in the title role of The Cunning Little Vixen and Pamina for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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.