Biography

After many years studying theatre as part of her arts and humanities course, Sophie gravitated towards singing, and then opera. She took on acting roles in many theatre productions during her studies, tackling a repertoire which she later revisited in her opera performances.

 




In 2005 she joined the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels as a pupil of Ludovic de San. After his retirement, she continued her musical education under Marcel Vanaud, moving into the opera repertoire which is so close to her heart. Later on, she also had the opportunity to work with Laure Delcampe (semi-finalist in the Queen Elisabeth International Competition). 

 



 

In early 2009, she took part in a production at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, in partnership with the Royal Music Conservatory, of the lyrical tale "The Blue Forest" by Louis François Aubert, in which she played the role of one of Tom Thumb’s brothers. 



 

Sophie has regularly performed in concerts organized by the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels at the Musical Instruments Museum, at Solbosch, in the main Conservatory hall during the Courant d’Airs Festival. She has also performed in concerts held in a number of embassies, including the French Melodies Concert, Concert of Russian Melodies, Hommage to François-Auguste Gevaert, the Schubertiades, Concert cycles of Schumann lieder, Japanese Melodies Concert, Concert of Twentieth Century Masters, and the complete "Laborintus II" by Luciano Berio. In addition, she has also attended a number of Masterclasses, with Nadine Denize, Zeger Vandersteene Michele Massina, and Stéphan Van Dyck. 




 

After completing a specialized Master’s in vocal performance (graduating with a distinction), Sophie also obtained a higher-education teaching diploma allowing her to teach the art of singing, which she was awarded with a distinction in June 2012. She is now pursuing a career as a singer, and as a teacher in various schools and academies. 

 


 

Since 2008, Sophie has been a member of the "Camera Lirica" operatic group. She had one of the leading roles in 2008/2009 as Elise in the production of "Les Voitures Versées" by François-Adrien Boieldieu. At the end of 2011, she was given the leading role of Rosalinde in the French-language version of "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss. At the beginning of 2013, Sophie also performed in a production of "La Belle Hélène" in the title role, which was a resounding success. 

 


 

On 12 May 2013, Sophie reprised the role of Rosalinde in Johann Strauss’ "Die Fledermaus" for one performance at the Auderghem Cultural Centre. 

 In 2013/2014, she performed the role of La Périchole in the comic opera of the same name by Jacques Offenbach in various cultural centres.


To further hone her skills, Sophie is constantly exploring other repertoires outside opera. She gave a recital of French and Italian melodies on 26 October 2013 at the Atelier Marcel Hastir, which was a great success and which may well lead to other such projects in future. On 1 November 2013, Sophie performed a repertoire of religious music for All Saints’ mass at the Eglise des Minimes in Brussels, where she also had the opportunity to sing a seasonal repertoire of pieces at the Christmas mass, as well as the "Missa Brevis" by Gounod. 



 



In the not-too-distant future, Sophie will again be delighting audiences on stage in the upcoming Camera Lirica production of "The Bandits" (Les Brigands) by Jacques Offenbach, at the end of 2014/beginning of 2015, as well as performing in various concerts.