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Sophie Bevan

A graduate of the Benjamin Britten International Opera School she studied as a Karaviotis Scholar with Lillian Watson andwas awarded the Queen Mother Rose Bowl Award. Her concert repertoire ranges from Handel to James Macmillan and she has worked with conductors that include Sir Antonio Pappano, Edward Gardner, Laurence Cummings, Harry Bicket, Sir Neville Marriner, Phillipe Herreweghe, Sir Mark Elder, Ryan Wigglesworth, Daniel Harding and Sir Charles Mackerras. Already highly accomplished on the operatic stage, her engagements include Cosi fan Tutte, The Coronation of Poppea, Polissena in Handel's Radamisto, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Téla're in Castor & Pollux and her first Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier for English National Opera; the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen for Welsh National Opera; her first Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina Die Zauberfl'te and Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni for Garsington Opera; and Waldvogel Siegfried and Pamina for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Future engagements include her debut for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and returns to the Royal Opera House.

Sophie is also the recipient of the 2010 Critics' Circle award for Exceptional Young Talent and The Times Breakthrough Award at the 2012