Sophie is a multi-disciplinary performer, director, and libretto interpreter from Leeds. She began singing after initially studying the classical guitar and the ‘cello.
Most recently Sophie has been assistant directing on Rogue Opera's original 'pastiche, dukebox cabaret' show, which has been touring Fuller's pubs venues around London and the South East this summer.
Other directing experience has included directing Britten's The Turn of The Screw at The Dora Stoutzker Hall in Cardiff, assisting and translating surtitles on Random Opera's filmed production of Don Pasquale; assisting on productions of Rameau's Les Indes Galantes and Cavalli's L'Egisto for Ensemble Orquesta.
As a soprano Sophie has performed with Welsh National Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Opera Holland Park, Merry Opera; at The Arcola for Grimeborn Festival, and The Cockpit Theatre - with both Ensemble Orquesta and Opera Viscera.
Principal roles have included Romilda (Xerse - Cavalli), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Susanna and Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Adina (L’Elisir d’amore) & Vixen Sharp-ears (The Cunning Little Vixen).
Sophie 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.
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.
Among the most mesmerising moments are...Ottavia’s farewell – grandly and searingly sung by Sophie Levi
Sophie Levi provided radiant tone.
A densely coloured soprano