Daneman studied at the Guildhall School of Music and has established an
international reputation in a wide range of music. Her passion and affinity for
the baroque repertoire has led to her collaborating with many of the world’s
leading specialists in this field and in particular William Christie and les
Arts Florissants. An accomplished recitalist, Sophie Daneman has appeared at
many of the world’s major recital venues, including the Wigmore Hall, the
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Musikverein Vienna, and Carnegie Hall. In recent
years, alongside her singing work, Sophie has also developed a career as a
Her many opera
engagements have included the title role in Rodelinda
(Onafhankelijk Toneel); Arianna in Arianna
in Creta and Cleopatra in Giulio
Cesare (both for Göttingen Handel Festival); an acclaimed Mélisande in Pelleas et Melisande (Opéra Comique);
Euridice in L’anima del Filosofo (Lausanne
Opera); Belinda in Dido and Aeneas
and Euridice in Orfeo (Bavarian State
Opera); Phedre in Hippolyte et Aricie
(Nederlandse Reisopera); Eileen in Bernstein’s Wonderful Town and Susanna in Le
nozze di Figaro for Grange Park Opera.
Her very extensive
discography includes the title roles in Handel’s Rodelinda with Nicholas Kraemer (Virgin Classics); Theodora and Acis & Galatea (Gramophone award, Best Baroque Vocal recording)
with William Christie for Erato; 3 volumes of Mendelssohn songs for Hyperion
with pianist Eugene Asti and a solo disc of Schumann for EMI with Julius Drake.
Most recently she recorded Masque of Moments (Linn Records) with Elizabeth
Kenny and Theatre of the Ayre.
credits include Rameau, Maitre à Danser
(Theatre de Caen, Bolshoi Theatre, Seoul Arts Centre, BAM New York); semi-staging
four of the William Christie and Les Arts Florissants “Jardin des Voix” academy
projects which toured in Europe, the U.S., the Far East and Australia; a
semi-staging of Acis & Galatea at
the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Apollo’s Fire and conductor Jeanette Sorrell at the
Cleveland Institute of Music.