Sophie Bevan graduated from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, where she was a Karaviotis Scholar with Lillian Watson. There she performed the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro. She was awarded the Queen Mother Rose Bowl for excelling in music.
Concerts have included the world premiere of Tavener’s Sollemnitas in Conceptione Immaculata BMV at Zurich’s Grossmünster Cathedral, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Windsor Castle, James Macmillan’s Parthenogenesis with Nicholas Cleobury at Canterbury Cathedral, Handel’s Samson at St John’s Smith Square and Birmingham City Hall, Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Windsor Castle with the London Mozart Players, Bach’s St John Passion at St Paul’s Cathedral and Portsmouth Cathedral, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate with the London Mozart Players and Martin André, and Mozart’s C Minor Mass at the Royal College of Music with Sir Charles Mackerras. She has performed regularly with the English Chamber Orchestra, including sacred arias in France and Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ at Dorchester Abbey. Sophie has also performed regularly with Cafe Mozart, including excerpts from their CD on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Programme.
Sophie has sung many operatic roles. These include Xenia in the new production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Despina in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte for English National Opera, and Barbarina in his Le nozze di Figaro for Welsh National Opera. Sophie is an Associate Artist of the Classical Opera Company, where roles include Publio in the UK premiere of Gluck’s La clemenza di Tito and Worldly Spirit in Mozart’s Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots. Her future engagements include Handel’s Messiah for English National Opera and her first Susanna by Floyd for Garsington Opera.
Sophie Bevan performances with Canterbury Choral Society in Canterbury Cathedral
Elgar The Kingdom, June 2011
Fauré Requiem and Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Canterbury Festival 2010
Haydn The Creation, Canterbury Festival 2009