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Courtesy of the Opéra national de Paris
Born in France, Sophie KOCH studies with Jane Berbié and first performed in France. 1998 she makes her international debut in London at the Royal Opera House as Rosina (The Barber of Seville). Since that time she appears regularly in all great French and European theatres, like Toulouse, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Dresden, Brussels, Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Real Madrid, Paris (Châtelet and Bastille) Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Scala, Salzbourg Festival, Carlo Felice Genova., Capitole Toulouse, etc. Sophie Koch sings notably with Christian Thielemann, Seiji Ozawa, Valery Gergiev, Pinchas Steinberg, Ivor Bolton, Sir Colin Davis, Marc Elder, Antonio Papano, Michel Plasson, Sir Roger Norrington, Semyon Byckhov, Jesus Lopez Cobos, John Nelson, Antonio Pappano, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Zubin Mehta, Franz Welser-Moest, Kurt Masur, the Staatskapelle Dresden, l’Orchestre du Maggio Musicale de Florence, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Orchester der Bayerischen Rundfunk, l’Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, l’Orchestre National de Lyon, the Hallé Orchestra and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Her first recordings were dedicated to Lieder by Wolf and Schubert on poems by Goethe and to a music chamber CD with works by Fauré, Chausson and Respighi by Le Chant du Monde. She also participates to Peer Gynt (Teldec) and Manon (EMI) and to the world premiere of Laurent Petitgirard Elefant Man. She also did Wellesz’ and Bloch‘s Lieder with the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra (Capriccio) and did excerpts from Ariadne auf Naxos (Komponist) with Natalie Dessay, the Covent Garden Orchestra and M° Papano for Virgin/Emi, as well as Schumann Lieder with Nelson Goerner (Cascavelle). She received 2001 the Christel Goltz's Price at the Semper Opera Dresden.
Benoît Jacquot (stage director), Michel Plasson (conductor) — With Jonas Kaufmann (Werther), Sophie Koch (Charlotte)