Sophie is a multi-disciplinary performer, director, and librettist from in Leeds, England. She began singing after initially studying the classical guitar and the ‘cello.

 

Sophie’s operatic repertoire spans across Baroque to Contemporary, and much in between.

She was a 2016/17 Young Artist at The National Opera Studio in London.

 

Previous to her training at NOS, Sophie gained a BMus in Music from Mordor, a.k.a - The University of Birmingham; where she focused on the study of historical and contemporary performance.

She then gained an MA in Opera Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama; where she was awarded the inaugural Philippa Seligman Award for Excellence, a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award, a Leverhulme scholarship, two Jenkin-Philips awards, the Dolan Evans duet award, and the Valetta Iacoppi operatic aria prize two years running; as well as directing her first full scale opera production - Britten's The Turn of the Screw, performed in the Dora Stoutzker Hall.

Throughout 2019/20 Sophie delved into the character of Donna Anna covering the role for Longborough Festival Opera's production of Don Giovanni, and subsequently performing the role on tour around south east England with Merry Opera.

During 2021 Sophie was assistant director for Random Opera's Don Pasquale - filmed on location at Glyndebourne, and Piano Smithfield - for which she provided a fully reworked English adaption of the libretto.

Principal roles have included Romilda (Xerse - Cavalli), Susanna and Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Adina (L’Elisir d’amore) & Vixen Sharp-ears (The Cunning Little Vixen).

Concert highlights have included performing the 3rd Mvt from Gorecki’s Symphony of sorrowful songs in the Howard Assembly room with the orchestra of Opera North, conducted by Tony Kraus.

Sophie Levi as Romilda sings with an assured baroque gloss and portrays her conflicting emotions with real depth

Plays to see

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Among the most mesmerising moments are.....Ottavia’s farewell – grandly and searingly sung by Sophie Levi 

The Stage

A densely coloured soprano

Opera Magazine

Sophie Levi provided radiant tone.

Hastings & St. Leonard's Observer

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