Anglo-Venezuelan soprano Sofia Kirwan-Baez spent most of her childhood in France. She began her vocal tuition at the age of 16.
Roles include Venus (La Dafne), Juno (The Fairy Queen), Cis (Albert Herring), and Patience (Patience). She has also premiered operas by Marco Galvani (Autopilot Saves Model S) and Toby Young (Witch!). At home in a choral setting, she has sung with Genesis Sixteen, St John’s College (Oxford), Schola Cantorum, and the BBC National Chorus of Wales. Solo appearances have included Mahler’s 4th Symphony, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Finzi’s In Terra Pax, and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610.
During her Bachelor’s degree in Music from St. John’s College (Oxford), she studied with Kathryn Harries and Glenville Hargreaves. She completed her Master’s degree on a scholarship at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in the studio of Suzanne Murphy, where her studies were generously supported by Rotary International.
In September, Sofia will be starting Opera School at the Royal College of Music as an RCM Scholar. Upcoming engagements include La Voix Humaine (24th & 25th September) at the OSO Arts Centre.
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