Sofia  Selowsky

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Crownover Fellow

Mezzo-soprano (United States)

HGO Appearances: The Fox in The Little Prince, Second Wood Nymph in Rusalka, and Nell Gwynn in Prince of Players. She will also perform in a new work for HGOco in the spring. Third prize winner in HGO's 2014 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2014-16). Previously: Suzuki in Madame Butterfly (2015). 

About the Artist: Sofia Selowsky earned her master's degree in voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). During the summer of 2014 she joined Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a member of the Gerdine Young Artist Program, performing Mère Jeanne in Dialogues of the Carmelites and covering the Second Lady in The Magic Flute. Other previous roles include Lazuli in L'étoile and Véronique in Bizet's Le docteur Miracle (CCM Opera); Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, and Florence Pike in Albert Herring (all at Harvard University, where she earned her bachelor's degree); and Cecilia March in the European premiere of Mark Adamo's Little Women (Intermezzo Foundation). She has appeared as a Young Artist at the Glimmerglass Festival. She was a national semifinalist in the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; other recognition includes the Italo Tajo Memorial Award in the CCM Opera Scholarship Competition (2013), an Emerging Talent Award from the Kurt Weill Foundation's Lotte Lenya Competition, the Emile Dieterle Scholarship (CCM), and an Artist Development Fellowship from Harvard University. This summer she will sing the role of Despina in Così fan tutte at the Aspen Music Festival.

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