Brazilian-American soprano Sophia Hunt's performances have been praised as "trenchant” and “vocally skilled" (Opera News), "exceptionally strong both vocally and dramatically" (Parterre Box), and "vibrant and musically intelligent" (Broad Street Review). Sophia is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she holds the Hirsig Family Fellowship and studies with Carol Vaness. She recently made her Opera Philadelphia debut, singing in the Curtis in Concert recital series as part of Festival O19. 

This season, Sophia sings Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, as well as Mrs. Gobineau in a film of The Medium, with the Curtis Opera Theatre. She makes her Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia debut, singing Beethoven’s concert aria “Ah! perfido,” and sings several recitals.

 

In the 2020-21 season, Sophia sang Vitellia in MERCY, a film by the Curtis Opera Theatre based on Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (premiering November 2021). She also performed as the title role in a scene from Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, as part of Curtis’s virtual opera scenes program, Opera OnDemand.

 

Sophia’s other recent performances with the Curtis Opera Theatre include Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira) and Rene Orth’s Empty the House (Faith), as well as singing as Contessa Almaviva in an excerpt of Le nozze di Figaro with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. 

Very clean, rich, and lush sound. Very sensitive dynamic phrasing... Strong use of the words and diction... nuanced with lots of colors that seem to be informed by the character.

-AMERICAN VOCAL ARTS

 

Sophia is passionate about concert and recital work, and has recently performed with the Main Line Symphony Orchestra and the Art Song Preservation Society of New York. She has sung recitals with Curtis on Tour as part of the Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library in Athens, Greece, and continues to be a frequent performer in the Curtis Student Recital Series.

In the summers of 2018 and 2019, Sophia attended the Aspen Music Festival, where she sang A Little Night Music (Mrs. Anderssen) and Trouble in Tahiti (1st Trio Member), as well as covered Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. She has participated in the Joyce DiDonato master classes at Carnegie Hall, as well as attended Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artists Vocal Academy and SongFest. She was recently a prize winner in the International Collegiate Singing Championship and the Orpheus Vocal Competition, and a recipient of a New Horizons Fellowship from the Aspen Music Festival and a Shirley Rabb Winston Voice Scholarship. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and currently lives in Philadelphia.

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