Sophie was born in Leeds to English and French parents and began singing after initially studying the classical guitar and the ‘cello. She graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2011 in Music and in 2016 graduated with an MA in opera studies from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, Wales. She was a 2016/17 artist at the National Opera Studio in London.
Her studies have been generously supported by the Lionel Anthony Charitable Trust, Christopher Ball, Kathleen Trust, Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Awards, Leverhulme scholarship, Jenkin-Philips awards & Philippa Seligman Award for Excellence.
Principal roles have included Romilda (Xerse - Cavalli), Ottavia (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Clorinda (Cenerentola), Vixen Sharp-ears (The Cunning Little Vixen), Adina (L’Elisir d’amore), Eurydice (Orpheus in the Underworld), Angelica (The Poisoned Kiss – Vaughan Williams), Mary Lincoln (Appomattox – Philip Glass).
In spring 2015 Sophie made her debut with Welsh National Opera as 2nd boy in Dominic Cooke’s production of The Magic Flute performing at the Wales Millennium Centre and various locations on tour throughout the UK. In the summer of 2016 Sophie performed again with WNO in the Extra Chorus of Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci.
Sophie made her first foray into directing in 2014 staging her production of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw in the Dora Stoutzker Hall at the RWCMD.
2019/20 engagements include covering Donna Anna for Longborough Festival Opera's production of Don Giovanni and performing Donna Anna for Merry Opera's UK tour.
Sophie Levi as Romilda sings with an assured baroque gloss and portrays her conflicting emotions with real depth.
Grandly and searingly sung by Sophie Levi
A densely coloured soprano