Penny Sofroniadou

soprano

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Biography

Born in Drama, Greece, Penny Sofroniadou started her vocal training at the Thessaloniki University and made her stage debut at the Aneton Theatre as Nedda/ I Pagliacci in 2012. She continued her Bachelor studies in Würzburg with Prof. Cheryl Studer and Prof. Monika Bürgener and completed a Master’s degree in Köln under the tutelage of Prof. Brigitte Lindner in 2017. During her studies she sang Diane/ Hippolyte et Aricie, Frog/ Das schlaue Füchslein, Miss Jessel/ The Turn of the Screw in Würzburg and Helena/ A midsummer night’s dream in Köln.

In 2016/2017 Penny Sofroniadou was a scholarship recipient of the “Theaterinitiative Aachen” performing important roles at Theater Aachen, such as Concepcion/ L’heure espagnole, Nella/ Gianni Schicchi, Suor Genovieffa/ Suor Angelica, Eurydice/ Orphée et Eurydice and, to great critical acclaim, Grigori Frid’s mono-opera Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank.

Penny Sofroniadou was a member of the Opernstudio Niederrhein in 2017-2019. Her roles with Theater Krefeld Mönchengladbach have included Pamina and 1.Dame/ Die Zauberflöte, Amor and Euridice/ Orfeo ed Euridice, Lauretta/ Gianni Schicchi, Anna/ Nabucco, Soeur Constance/ Dialogues des Carmélites, Sandmännchen/Taumännchen/ Hänsel und Gretel, Xenia/ Boris Godunov, Fee Amaryllis/ Räuber Hotzenplotz, Die junge Frau/ Der Kleine/ Der goldene Drache by P.Eötvös and Musica/Amor in Kobie van Rensburg’s Monteverdi Pasticcio Der seltsame Fall des Claus Grünberg. With Oper Bonn she has appeared as 2nd niece/ Peter Grimes and as Rumpelwichte in Jörn Arnecke’s Ronja Räubertochter.

Penny Sofroniadou joined the newly created NRW opera studio for the season 2019-2020. She has performed Angelica/ Orlando Paladino at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, Kate Pinkerton/ Madama Butterfly at Theater Dortmund, Modistin/ Der Rosenkavalier at Aalto-Theater in Essen and Masha/ Chloe/ The Queen of Spades as a guest with Deutsche Oper am Rhein. She is also returning to Theater Krefeld Mönchengladbach this season as Pamina, Soeur Constance and Die junge Frau/Der Kleine. Next season she will join the ensemble at Theater Hagenand appear as a guest at Oper Frankfurt.

Penny Sofroniadou won the Prize of the Berlin opera houses at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang 2018 and the Prize of the WDR Funkhausorchester at the Cologne International Music Competition 2017. She has sung in concert with Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, WDR Funkhausorchester and Staatliches Orchester Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, a.o. the soprano solos in Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Zeisl’s Requiem Ebraico, D.Arapis’ Plato- The legend of the cave as well as excerpts from Verdi’s Otello.


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