Sophie Horrocks

Mezzo-soprano

Sophie Horrocks was born in Edinburgh and began singing with NYCOS. She studied music as an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge and for a Master’s in Musicology at King’s College London. During her time as a member of the Choir of Clare College, she participated in several recordings and international tours, including performing Handel oratorios with Lars Ulrik Mortensen and the European Union Baroque Orchestra. Sophie has sung as a soloist with choral societies in Edinburgh, Durham and London, and regularly takes on operatic roles ranging from Purcell to Gilbert and Sullivan. Recent engagements include Dido/Dido and Aeneas (King’s Opera), Dorabella/Cosi Fan Tutte (Opera Kipling/Edinburgh Fringe), Sally/A Hand of Bridge (Irrational Theatre/Grimeborn). Sophie is also currently writing her PhD thesis on travelling opera troupes in nineteenth-century France, funded by the AHRC at Durham University. She studies singing with Stuart MacIntyre.