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Sofia Fomina

Soprano

  • Rising star soprano Sofia Fomina made a sensational debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in December 2012 as Isabelle in Laurent Pelly’s new production of Robert Le Diable. Shortly afterwards, she made debuts with the Bayerische Staatsoper and Zürich Opernhaus and was nominated by German magazine Opernwelt as Nachwuchskünstlerin des Jahres (Newcomer of the year), following her role debut as Gilda. Last season she garnered huge success at Bayersiche Staatsoper singing Oscar in a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera conducted by Zubin Mehta:


    “A vocal discovery: Sofia Fomina’s Oscar was sang with a stunning silvery soprano sound, exhilaratingly beautiful her voice floated over the large ensembles”
    Online Merker

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  • In 16/17 Fomina returns to Royal Opera House to debut Olympia Tales of Hoffmann and makes her company debuts with Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse as Berthe in a new production of Meyerbeer’s seldom performed opera Le Prophète and with Theater an der Wien as Aquillo in a concert performance of Adriano in Siria. Fomina also makes her debut with Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for New Year’s Gala performances of Die Fledermaus and returns to Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for Mahler’s Symphony No.8 and Beethoven’s Fidelio. She also joins the orchestra led by Vladimir Jurowski for performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in London, Madrid, Valencia, Alicante, Dresden and New York, and for a performance of Mahler Symphony No. 2 in Toledo Cathedral with Teatro Real.


    Born in Russia, Fomina studied at the Orlovsky Music College and the Gnesin Academy of Music, Moscow. Her career began at the Novosibirsk Opera Theatre, where she sang roles including Despina Così fan tutte and Susanna Le nozze di Figaro. She later joined the ensemble of the State Theatre of Saarbrucken where she sang roles including Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte, Giulietta I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos, Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia and Gretel Hansel und Gretel. From 2013 to 2015 she was a member of Frankfurt Oper where her engagements included Onoria in a new production of Gluck’s Ezio, Nanetta in a new production of Verdi’s Falstaff, Queen of the Night, Sophie Werther, Blondchen, Zerbinetta and Musetta.


    On the concert platform she has performed with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Yuri Bashmet, Will Humburg, Georg Petrou, Konstantin Trinks, Konrad Junghänel, Rory Macdonald and Teodor Currentzis. In 2010 she was awarded a grant by the Wagner Association in Bayreuth and received an invitation from Vladimir Jurowski to perform Janáček’s The Eternal Gospel with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Her recent engagements include Marzelline in a concert version of Fidelio at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Mussorgsky’s The Nursery and Mahler’s Symphony No.4 on tour in Ferrara, Bologna and Frankfurt with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Gerald Finley and Vladimir Jurowski.


    A dedicated recitalist, she is a prize-winner of the ninth International edition of the Mozart Competition in Salzburg and has performed in Japan, Latvia and Germany. Her repertoire includes lieder by Schubert, Mahler, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Berg, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.


    Recent operatic successes include her debut Opéra de Paris as Blondchen in a new production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Jemmy Guillaume Tell at Royal Opera House. Last season she appeared to great acclaim as Blondchen and Oscar in a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera both at Bayerische Staatsoper. She also sang Carmina Burana in a New Year Gala Concert with the Czech Philharmonic and Jakub Hrusa and made her City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra debut in a concert version of Falstaff, conducted by Edward Gardner.

    Season 2016-17 / 581 Words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Season highlights

Mahler, Symphony no. 2
Toledo Cathedral, Teatro Real

Olimpia Les contes d'Hoffmann 
Royal Opera House


Mahler, Symphony no. 4
London Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski
Tour - Royal Festival Hall, Valencia and Alicante 


Marzelline Fidelio
London Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski


Mahler, Symphony no. 8
London Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski


Berthe Le Prophete
Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse

Opera repertoire

Beethoven
Marzelline Fidelio


Bellini
Giulietta I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Amina La Sonnambula*
Elvira I Puritani*


Glinka
Ludmila Ruslan and Ludmila


Humperdinck
Gretel Hänsel und Gretel


Lully
Theone Phaeton


Massenet
Sophie Werther


Meyerbeer
Isabelle Robert le Diable
Berthe Le prophète


Mozart
Susanna Le nozze di Figaro
Despina Così fan tutte
Konstanze* & Blonde Entführung aus dem Serail


Offenbach
Olympia Les contes d'Hoffmann


Puccini
Musetta La bohème


Purcell
Belinda Dido and Aeneas


Rimsky-Korsakov
Marfa The Tsar’s Bride
Snowmaiden The Snowmaiden


Rossini
Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia
Marie La fille du regiment*
Jemmy Guillaume Tell


Strauss, R
Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos


Verdi
Gilda Rigoletto
Nanetta Falstaff


Wagner
Blümenmädchen Parsifal

Concert & recital repertoire

Bach
Cantata No.22, 'Wedding Cantata' 


Berg
Sieben frühe lieder
Lulu Suite 


Brahms
A German Requiem 


Fauré
Requiem 


Handel
Dixit Dominus


Mahler
Symphony No.4


Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream 


Mozart
Exultate Jubilate
Great Mass in C minor
Coronation Mass
Requiem 


Orff
Carmina Burana


Pergolesi
Stabat Mater


Poulenc
Gloria
Stabat Mater 


Recital songs by:
Brahms
Medtner
Mussorgsky
Rachmaninoff
Schubert
Schumann
Tchaikovsky
Wolf

Sofia Fomina was sheer delight, floating her A flat on “luna” rapturously at the end of her first brief rendezvous with Fenton.

Backtrack

Fomina was a totally convincing Isabelle, pure of voice and totally believable in terms of sheer beauty…She can project tenderness (the act II duet, ‘Avec bonte voyez mon peine’), yet she can also harness her abilities to generate truly exciting coloratura.

Seen and Heard International

Sofia Fomina as Jemmy is possessed of a clean, pure and yet formidably striking soprano

Music OMH

Intermusica represents Sofia Fomina worldwide

Maria Mot
Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9904
mmot@intermusica.co.uk

Evangeline Parker
Administrator, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9937
eparker@intermusica.co.uk

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Tim Mead

Rupert Enticknap

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles