Washington D.C. based soprano Sophie Amelkin, who has been praised for her “vibrant stage presence” (Twin Cities Star Tribune) performs actively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States.
Recent appearances include 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. Recent stage 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 holds positions on the rosters of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, Washington National Cathedral, Chorosynthesis, The Thirteen, Brevitas and the Twin Cities based ensemble MPLS (imPulse). A passionate performer of contemporary music theater, Sophie recently made her New York City theater debut as the title role in the new musical My Princess Diana at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She regularly collaborates with Skål Chamber Collective, a chamber ensemble dedicated to breaking genre boundaries, in the Twin Cities. In 2020, Sophie will perform the title role in a new production of Ofer Ben-Amots’ chamber opera The Dybbuk at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM.
Sophie holds degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (B.M.) and the University of Minnesota (M.M.)