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Sofia Fomina

Soprano

Biography

Sofia Fomina in action.
Simon Nicholas and Sofia Fomina in Guillaume Tell © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

Russian soprano Sofia Fomina made her Royal Opera debut in 2012 as Isabelle (Robert le diable), and has since sung Naiad (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Jemmy (Guillaume Tell) for The Royal Opera. In the 2015/16 Season she reprises the role of Naiad.

Fomina studied at the Orlovsky Music College and the Gnesin Academy of Music, Moscow. In 2010 she was awarded a grant by the Wagner Association in Bayreuth. She began her professional career at the Novosibirsk Opera Theatre, where her roles included Despina (Così fan tutte) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). She later joined the ensemble of the State Theatre of Saarbrücken, her roles including Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Gretel. She is a member of the ensemble of Oper Frankfurt, where her roles have included Onoria (Ezio), Nanetta (Falstaff), Queen of the Night and Sophie (Werther). Engagements elsewhere include Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for Paris Opéra, Zerbinetta for Hungarian State Opera, Gilda (Rigoletto) in Saarbrücken and Marzelline (Fidelio) in concert at the Concertgebouw.

Fomina is also a keen recitalist, and won the Ninth International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. She has sung in concert under conductors including Yuri Bashmet, Teodor Currentzis, Vladimir Jurowski and Rory Macdonald.

News and features

Cast Change: Role of Isabelle in Robert le diable to be sung by Patrizia Ciofi and Sofia Fomina

Cast Change: Role of Isabelle in Robert le diable to be sung by Patrizia Ciofi and Sofia Fomina

3 December 2012

Jennifer Rowley to return in 2015 in the role of Musetta in La bohème.

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