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Sophie Pullen

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French

Opera

La Fée
Cendrillon (Viardot)
Leighton House
2017
Kate Pinkerton
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Cadogan Hall, East West Arts Initiative
2016
Musetta
La bohème (Puccini)
Clapham Opera Festival
2015
Damon
Acis and Galatea (Handel)
Brighton Early Music Festival
2015
Adina
L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti)
Barefoot Opera Company
2015
Atalanta
Xerxes (G.F Handel)
Hampstead Garden Opera
2015
Erste Dame
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Broadstone Music Series
2015
Bastienne
Bastien und Bastienne (Mozart arr Oldham)
Wastepaper Opera Company
2014
Lauretta
Gianni Schicci - Il trittico (Puccini)
Birmingham Conservatoire Opera
2013
Galatea
Acis and Galatea (G.F Handel)
Birmingham Conservatoire Opera
2012

Operetta/G&S

Soprano Soloist
Poor wand'ring one, Vilja's Lied, Lippen Schweigen (Various: G&S, Lehar, Parry)
Sussex Concert Orchestra, De La Warr Pavilion
2015

Oratorio/Concerts

Solo recital with pianist Nancy Cooley
Various songs (Grieg, Rachmaninov, Strauss, Walton)
Chapel Royal Brighton
2015
2nd Soprano Soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
New London Chorus - St Martin-in-the-fields
2015
NYE Gala - Strauss and Lehar Arias
Adelle - Main Herr Marquis (Various)
Orchestra of St John's, King's Place London
2014
Donna Elvira & Aminta Arias
Il Re Pastore, Don Giovanni Arias (Mozart)
Orchestra of St John's - St John's Smith Square
2014
Soloist
Song Cycles (Various)
The Coull Quartet, Warwick Arts Centre
2014
Duo Recital
Various Opera Arias & Duets (Various Mozart/Puccini/Liszt/Rachmaninov)
Birmingham Symphony Hall - Beyond Classical Series
2013

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Photo credit by Rob Stothard www.robstothard.co.uk

Photo credit by Rob Stothard www.robstothard.co.uk

Photo credit by Rob Stothard www.robstothard.co.uk

RS SP 02 RSTO0260

RS SP 06 RSTO0424

RS SP 08 RSTO8821

RS SP 11 RSTO9035

Opera Prelude Grant 2016 (2016)

Förderpreis der Stadt Torgau - Internationale Sächsisches Sängerakademie (2015)

Postgraduate Prize for Excellence - Birmingham Conservatoire (2013)

“Atalanta… sung by Sophie Pullen, is perhaps the most complex character in the opera to pull off, but her quiet scheming was clearly portrayed from the start, Pullen’s movements making her the one figure on stage that I felt I couldn’t take my eyes off.” -Adrian Horsewood, Early Music Today (2015)

“Playing the mischievous sister, Pullen made a dramatic change from spinster to temptress between the two parts of the performance and was amusingly dissembling as a character… A slightly darker hued voice than Holmes, the contrast worked well and was charmingly flirtatious in “Un cenno leggiadretto” and coquettish in “Dirà che non m’amo” 4 stars Llŷr Carvana, Opera Britannia Opera Britannia Full Review of Xerxes (2015)

“Outstanding though was her performance of Rachmaninov’s wordless Vocalise.” – The Oxford Magazine, Peter Schofield (2014)

“Sophie Pullen herself floated the heady lines of Et incarnatus est with ease” – The Lark Review (2013)

Postgraduate Diploma - Distinction
Birmingham Conservatoire
2011–2013

Sophie Pullen’s recent work includes Kate Pinkerton at Cadogan Hall, recitals aboard the Minerva in Chile, Peru & Ecuador, oratorios for Ludlow and Billingshurt Choral Societies, a masterclass with Dame Anne Evans supported by the International Opera Awards and performances for Leighton House & Trinity House, London. In 2016 Sophie devised and directed two sell out shows in Sussex featuring opera, spoken word and art & joined Opera Prelude as a lecturer and recitalist.

This autumn engagements include Haydn’s The Creation, outreach recitals for Opera Prelude’s Golden Days Series, Idomeneo Arias with Buxted Symphony Orchestra and Johann Strauss & Léhar Galas with the Orchestra of St John’s at St John’s Smith Square.

Last year's roles included Musetta (cover) - Clapham Opera Festival, Adina – Barefoot Opera Tour, and Damon - Acis & Galatea - Brighton Early Music Festival.

Sophie holds a 1st Class Mathematics degree from Leeds University and lives in Sussex where she studies with Janet Haney. She regularly attends masterclasses with Professor Regina Werner-Dietrich in Leipzig. Sophie graduated with a Distinction and the Postgraduate Prize for Excellence from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2013.

Sophie’s studies have recently been supported by an Opera Prelude Grant and in the autumn she will be commencing studies on English National Opera’s Operaworks programme.

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