Bevan, Sophie

Sophie Anna Magdalena Bevan (born 1983 in London)[1] is a British soprano appearing in concerts, recitals, and opera.

Sophie Bevan rehearsing with Sebastian Wybrew at Gresham College, ahead of the conference, 'Debussy: Text and Ideas'[2]


Sophie Bevan graduated from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School where she studied as a Karaviotis Scholar with Lillian Watson and was awarded the Queen Mother Rose Bowl for excelling in music.


Her concert repertoire ranges from Handel to James MacMillan and she has worked with conductors that include Ed Gardner, Sir Neville Marriner, Phillipe Herreweghe and Sir Charles Mackerras. Already highly accomplished on the operatic stage, her recent engagements include Boris Godonov, Cosi fan Tutte, The Coronation of Poppea, Polissena in Handel's Radamisto, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Télaïre in Castor & Pollux and her first Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier for English National Opera and her first Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro and Pamina Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera. Future engagements include a recital at the Wigmore Hall and her debut with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Sophie is the recipient of the 2010 Critics' Circle award for Exceptional Young Talent and the recipient of the Young Singer award at the inaugural 2013 International Opera Awards.[3]

She sang at The Royal Albert Hall on 9 August 2012 in a Prom dedicated to the music of Ivor Novello. Conducted by Mark Elder, it was broadcast on BBCTV on 11 August.

Operatic repertoire



  1. ^ "Soprano Soloist - Sophie Bevan". Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  2. ^ 'Debussy Text and Ideas' event's page on the Gresham College website
  3. ^ "Sophie Bevan - Askonas Holt - Artists". Retrieved 2017-01-03. 

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