Photo: Amy Mills
About Sophie Delphis
Born in Paris, France and raised partially in the California Bay Area, Sophie Delphis received her Bachelor’s with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and her Master’s in voice performance at the University of Michigan, where she was an Andrea Person Voice Scholarship recipient. Sophie has performed with the iSING Festival, UMS (University Musical Society), National Sawdust, SongFest as a Stern Fellow, Bronx Opera, Opera on the James, Bare Opera, the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, Opera Pomme Rouge, Floating Tower and Monk Parrots, among others. Her operatic roles include: Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Giunone (La Calisto), Carmen and Mercédès (Carmen), Flora (La Traviata), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marla Maples (The Drumf and the Rhinegold, premiere), Cenerentola and Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Concepción (L’heure espagnole), Mother/Yaga the Witch (Ami and Tami, English-language premiere), Hansel, (Hansel and Gretel), Elle (La voix humaine), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Sœur Mathilde (Dialogues des Carmelites), Valetto and Virtú (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) and Lazuli (L’Étoile).
She has performed recital programs and fundraiser concerts for several musical and cultural organizations in the United States and China. In addition to classical repertoire, she enjoys collaborating with composers, improvisers and theatre artists on new works. Sophie can be heard as a soloist on the Grammy Award-nominated Naxos recording of Milhaud’s Oresteia trilogy, produced by UMS in association with the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and as the Mother/Witch in the original English cast recording of Matti Kovler’s Ami and Tami. She currently resides in New York City.