Sophie Salvesani

Soprano

Sophie Salvesani

Having made both her professional and principal debut in 2019 as Maria in Opera Australia, GWB Entertainment and BB Group’s touring production of West Side Story, Sophie received praise from critics for her ability to “easily navigate the demands of the score” while ensuring “Maria’s journey from…dreamy lover to broken young woman is authentic as it is impactful” (Stage Whispers, Alex Armstrong 2019).

Since then, she played the role of Rosina in Opera Australia’s 2020 NSW School’s Tour of The Barber of Seville and was also selected as the recipient of the 2020 Australian Opera Awards Committee Dame Joan Sutherland Award. More recently Sophie became a Principal Young Artist with Opera Australia and to much excitement and anticipation, covered the role of Hanna Glavari in Opera Australia’s most recent production of The Merry Widow, in what marked their return to the Sydney Opera House since the COVID-19 shutdown.

Over the last eight years, Sophie has performed numerous leading roles within Queensland community theatre companies, most notably, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Cosette in Les Misérables and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance. Other highlights include, performing with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr Nicholas Milton AM for their 2020 A Star-Spangled Gala, Opera Queensland’s Project Puccini La Boheme and graduating from the 2018 Pacific Opera Young Artist Program, in which she made her Sydney Opera House debut.

Sophie Salvesani