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Southern California native mezzo-soprano Sophie Patterson is currently studying in London at the Royal Academy of Music with Raymond Connell. She recently finished her studies in Paris at the Ecole Normale Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot with world renowned baritone, Vladimir Chernov. In her last year in Paris, she received two prizes: Special Prize from the Ise-Shima Art Committee International Singing Competition and Second Prize from The Open de Musique du Cap Ferret, Festival Competition


Sophie graduated with a Bachelors in Music from UCLA’s Herb Alpert’s School of Music. In her time at UCLA, she sang roles in multiple opera premieres, including Satan in Akeidah, Mrs. Krawczyk in Lost Childhood, and a Nun in Juana.

Some other recent roles she has sung include Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Anne in The Mother of Us All, and one of the six esprits in Cendrillon. In her last recital, as part of the Chancellor's Residence recital series at UCLA, she made her debut of Ravel's song cycle Scheherazade in a program examining the literary figure and feminine mystique: Scheherazade.In 2018 Ms. Patterson sang Bernstein’s Songfest as a Mezzo-Soprano Soloist at UCLA. That same year, she also appeared as a Mezzo-Soprano soloist in Peter Golub’s The Gorey Songs.


This past summer of 2021, Ms. Patterson sang as Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel as a part of Opern Fest with the Berlin Opera Academy. Ms. Patterson has attended the summer programs Teatro Nuovo and The International Vocal Arts Academy of Payerbach


Sophie Patterson was an Apprentice Artist for the 2016-2017 season with The Verdi Chorus in Santa Monica California. She has participated in masterclasses led by Lisette Oropesa, Jennifer Larmore, Michelle DeYoung, Vladimir Chernov, and Will Crutchfield. Her non-music activities include practicing karate, salsa dancing, improvisation, cooking, and playwriting.

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