Mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux was born in London and raised in the French Alps. Her voice has been characterized as "luscious", "velvety" and "ever so slightly smoky" (Boston Musical Intelligencer). She has performed throughout Europe and The United States under directors Gabriel Garrido, Jean-Marie Curti and Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, among others. In addition to being a sought after soloist in opera and classical music, she's also respected for her work in Jazz and Cabaret.
Noted for her engaged and captivating singing, she maintains an active performance schedule, having appeared at Grand Theatre de Geneve, Victoria Hall (Geneve), Festival Radio France (Montpellier), Festival du Perigord Noir (France), Festival Europa Musa(France), Goethe Institute (Boston).
In May 2010, she studied and served as a soloist in Italy at the Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminar in Venice, directed by René Jacobs. In December 2011, she played the title role of Orontea in Antonio Cesti's opera, and was a soloist with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. In January 2012, she was La Pythonisse in Marc Antoine Charpentier's opera David et Jonathas, with Helios Early Opera. In February 2012, Ms. Michaux was a finalist at the FAVA's Grand Concours de Chant in Austin, Texas.
She is a graduate of the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland (BM, Early Music Vocal Performance), and of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge (MA) (Masters degree in Vocal Performance). For more information, please visit www.sophiemichaux.com.
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