Sophie Dicks is a British mezzo-soprano who is currently studying at the Royal College of Music, under the tutelage of Janis Kelly and Christopher Glynn. Sophie is an RCM Scholar, supported by a Musicians’ Company Mentorship. She is also supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, the Seary Charitable Trust and the Mario Lanza Educational foundation.
Sophie began her operatic training at the RNCM where she completed five years, undergraduate and postgraduate, under the tuition of Ann Taylor. While at the RNCM, Sophie was a regular member of the College’s opera choruses, having performed in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Offenbach’s La Belle Helene, Bizet’s Carmen, and Samuel Barber’s Vanessa. She has also sung the roles of Hansel, Lucretia and Cenerentola for Opera Scenes. The first full role Sophie studied was the role of Varochka in Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki and in her final year she sang the title role in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Awards include the Freckleton and Doherty cup for singing in 2011 and the Annie Ridyard Scholarship for Mezzo-Sopranos in 2013.
Sophie has worked with Buxton Festival Opera, covering and in their chorus and has recently finished a run of a world premiere in which she sang the role of Wife#2 for Tim Benjamin’s new opera ‘Madame X’. Future engagements include a Beethoven Mass in C with Buxton Musical Society and the role of Malika in Lakmè for Opera Holland Park’s Young Artist Programme in 2015.