Sophie Atalar is a British soprano based in London. Having completed the Morley College Opera course in 2016, Sophie continues her studies privately with Robert Dean.
Sophie most recently performed as part of the 2019 Grimeborn Festival at The Arcola Theatre in London. The performance was the premiere of three separate works combined to create the opera ‘Bel Canto’ with the ensemble Ruthless Jabiru.
Sophie is thrilled to be singing Suor Genovieffa and returning to the role of La Prima Conversa with North Wales Opera Company after having sung the roles of La Prima Conversa and Una Novizia with North Wales Opera Studio’s production of Suor Angelica in December 2018.
In 2018, Sophie won both the F W Simmonds Cup for Opera (with additional prize from Kentish Opera) and the Dorothy Marriott Trophy for Women’s voices at the Bromley (Kent) Festival of Music and Speech.
Other operatic roles include performing the roles of Nannetta (Falstaff) and Oscar (Un ballo in maschera) in Opera Foundry, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas both with Kings Opera, Georgette in La Rondine (Opera Coast, directed by Christopher Cowell), Marzellina (Fidelio), Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos), Magda (The Consul) and the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon (scenes with Morley Opera). Sophie has also appeared as a first soprano chorus in Hampstead Garden Opera’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, (directed by Bruno Ravella), Giulio Cesare (King’s Opera) and Suor Angelica/Il Trovatore with Dorset Opera.
Sophie has had the pleasure of singing in masterclasses with Dame Felicity Lott, David Syrus (ROH), and Chen Reiss. In 2017 Sophie was delighted to appear as a soloist with Melofonetica in their fundraising concert ‘Poetry in Music’. Filmed by the BBC for the BFI series of short films ‘Listen to Britain 2017’, an extract of Sophie singing Contessa in ‘Contessa Perdono’ (Le Nozze di Figaro) features on the film entitled ‘Learning to swim’.