Sophie Bevan graduated from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, where she studied as a Countess of Munster Trust award holder, Karaviotis Scholar and MBF award holder with Lillian Watson. During her time there she performed the title rôle in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Born in Somerset in 1983, she gained a place at the Royal College of Music as a Foundation Scholar and was awarded an ABRSM scholarship and won the Junior Kathleen Ferrier competition, the RCM Concerto competition, a Miriam Licette award for French song and the Queen Mother Rose Bowl Award for excelling in music, presented to her by his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
She sings a wide range of concert repertoire and has worked with leading conductors. Highly accomplished on the operatic stage, her engagements include the title rôle in Handel’s Rodelinda and Costanza (Handel’s Riccardo I) for Opera de Baugé in France, Alinda (Vivaldi’s L’incoronazione di Dario) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) for Garsington Opera, Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) for WNO, Love (Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea) for ENO, Xenia (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov), Despina (Mozart’s Così fan tutte), soprano soloist in the staged production of Handel’s Messiah and Polissena (Handel’s Radamisto) all for ENO.