About Sónia


The young soprano Sónia Grané has recently had her debut at Teatro alla Scala in the world première of Sciarrino’s Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo, conducted by Maxime Pascal and directed by Jüngen Flimm. Sónia has also taken part in the renowned Bregenzer Festspiele - in 2015 as Despina (Cosi fan tutte) and in 2017 as Frasquita (Carmen) in an openair production of Kasper Holten. In December 2017 Sónia debuted as Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte) in Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

After two years in the Staatsoper International Opera Studio, Sónia became a member of the Staatsoper Ensemble in 2015 where she sang a large number of roles including Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Masha (Moskau Tscherjomuschki), Ännchen (Der Freischutz), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Flora (Turn of The Screw) and Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail). 

Since she started her international career, Sónia already had the opportunity to sing under the baton of many distinguished conductors - Daniel Barenboim, Pablo Heras-Casado, Gustavo Dudamel, Christopher Moulds, Trevor Pinnock, Lawrence Cummings, Simone Young – as well as reputable directors – Claus Guth, Dimitri Tcherniakov, Michael Talheimer, Hans Neuenfels and Kasper Holten. 

On top of her operatic career, Sónia also appears as soloist in recitals and oratorio concerts, including diverse Bach Cantatas, Christmas Oratorio and S. John's Passion, and Brahms’ Requiem. Sónia engaged in recitals at Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, St. John’s Smith Square and the Purcell Room. Also keen on modern music, Sónia works regularly with the composer David Robert Coleman. She has premièred his opera Hans im Glück and more recently a song cycle for soprano and orchestra in Filharmonia Szczecin, Poland. 

Sónia made her first steps in music at Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional in Lisbon, with Manuela de Sá and José Manuel Brandão, alongside a Biology degree in Lisbon’s University. Sónia moved to London in 2009 to study with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp at the Royal Academy of Music. The young soprano was a scholar of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (2009 - 2013) and Liz Mohn Musikstiftung during her time in the Staatsoper International Opera Studio. 


"Sónia Grané (aus Portugal stammend) dürfte sich nach diesem Auftritt für viele Häuser als Despina empfehlen, verleiht sie der Partie doch abgesehen von der stimmlichen Kompetenz eine klischeefreie Doppelbödigkeit." Voralberger Nachrrichten

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