BIO

Photo: Brian Ray Norris

Photo: Brian Ray Norris

 

Praised for her “vibrant stage presence” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Sophie Amelkin is a versatile crossover soprano based in Washington, D.C. Her emerging career has included work in musical theater, opera, jazz, and contemporary pop/rock.

This season, Sophie makes her New York theatrical debut playing the title role in My Princess Diana, a new musical performed as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Recent stage appearances include a recital of Ladino and Yiddish art song as a part of the University of Minnesota’s Mondays at Minnesota recital series , Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Skål Chamber Collective, performances of Libby Larsen’s monodrama The Magdalene as a Professional Fellow at SongFest in LA, soprano soloist in the world premiere of Paul John Rudoi’s Sermon on the Mount with Magnum Chorum, Faure’s Requiem with the St. John’s Music Series, and as a featured soloist for Ērik Ešenvald’s O Salutaris Hostia with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Operatic credits include Despina (Così fan tutte), St. Teresa of Avila (Four Saints in Three Acts), Bianca (La Rondine), and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro).

As an ensemble musician, Sophie has appeared with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Chorosynthesis, The Thirteen, National Symphony Orchestra, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Brevitas, The Choir of the Washington National Cathedral, The Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the Twin Cities based ensemble MPLS (imPulse). 

Sophie holds degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (B.M.) and the University of Minnesota (M.M.)