Kimberly sogioka

Mezzo soprano

News

"As Nerone, the son Agrippina wants on the throne, the mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka impressed with lithe, dark-hued coloratura" New York Times

Biography

Praised as “the most opulent female sound on the stage” by Opera (UK) young mezzo- soprano Kimberly Sogioka is recognized as a fresh and exciting performer.

Ms. Sogioka’s 2013/14 season engagements include Giovanna in Rigoletto with Opera New Jersey, and Nerone in Agrippina with Operamission, Dulcinée in Massenet’s rarely performed Don Quichotte with Utopia Opera, a solo song recital of Berlioz and de Falle at her alma mater La Sierra University, as well as singing Angelina in La Cenerentola in masterclasses with the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York City.  A frequent collaborator with composers in new music projects, Ms. Sogioka created the role of Nurse 3 in the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera workshop of Michael Torke’s Senna, Susanna in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles with the Aspen Opera Theatre Center, and has collaborated with Clint Borzoni in his world premier operas Margot Alone in the Light and Antinous and Hadrian, as well as with Stephen Andrew Taylor in scenes from his opera Paradises Lost with Operamission.  Other recent performances include Mercedes as well as the title role in Bizet’s Carmen with the Crested Butte Music Festival as a member of the Marcello Giordani Young Artist Program and title role in Carmen with Opera Libera in Philadelphia.  






Equally at home on the concert stage, appearances have included the west-coast premier of Mack Wilberg’s Requiem with the Orange County Catholic Chorale, Irving Fine’s The Hourglass and An Immorality by Copland with The National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, and Das Lied von der Erde with the Orchestra Insonica at Paul Hall.  Ms. Sogioka also collaborated with renowned harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, in selections from Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and also performed as part of his masterclass series for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  Ms. Sogioka is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and La Sierra University where she began her studies in violin and vocal performance.  She currently resides in New York City and studies with Bill Schuman.

Calendar

Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9" with the Helena Symphony

Soloist

May 03, 2015 to May 14, 2015

www.helenasymphony.org

Bizet's "Carmen" with the Metropolitan Opera Guild

Carmen (scenes)

March 12, 2015

www.metguild.org

Puccini's "Madama Butterfly"

Suzuki

November 15, 2014 to November 23, 2014

www.michiganopera.org

Bruce Wolosoff's "The Great Good Thing"

TBA

October 18, 2014 to October 19, 2014

brucewolosoff.com

New Jersey State Opera

Concert

July 30, 2014 to July 31, 2014

www.njstateopera.org

Donizetti's "Roberto Devereux" with the Opera Orchestra of New York

Sara (cover)

June 05, 2014

www.operaorchestrany.org

New Jersey State Opera

Gala

June 01, 2014

www.njstateopera.org

Recital

Berlioz and de Falla

May 04, 2014

www.lasierra.edu

Opera Gala

La Sierra University Symphony

May 03, 2014

www.lasierra.edu

Metropolitan Opera Guild Masterclass

Cenerentola

April 28, 2014

www.metguild.org

Rossini's "La Cenerentola" with Dicapo Opera Theatre

Angelina

March 04, 2014 to March 13, 2014

www.dicapo.com

Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" with the Greenwich Choral Society

Mezzo Soloist

March 08, 2014

www.greenwichchoralsociety.org

Massenet's "Don Quichotte" with Utopia Opera

Dulcinée

January 25, 2014

www.utopiaopera.org

Handel's "Agrippina" with Operamission

Nerone

January 16, 2014 to January 19, 2014

www.operamission.org

Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" with Kyrenia Opera

Mother

December 07, 2013

www.kyreniaopera.org

New Jersey State Opera

Gala

October 20, 2013

www.njstateopera.org

Metropolitan Opera Guild Masterclass

Baroque-Classical Italian Opera

October 10, 2013

www.metguild.org

Press

Blogcritics

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July 27, 2013

"That demanding role (Narrator) is handled with a lovely voice and admirable clarity and assuredness by mezzo Kimberly Sogioka."

Opera Magazine (UK) Festivals

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October 02, 2011

"The Most opulent female sound on the stage belonged to the Mercédès, Kimberly Sogioka, who later took over the title role in a young artists’ concert of excerpts from the opera."

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Opera today

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August 24, 2010

"Aspen provided him with a vivacious Susanna in Kim Sogioka, a mezzo with impressive credentials in the oratorio world."

Aspen Times

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August 21, 2010

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www.aspentimes.com

"Who knew an opera by a contemporary composer would outdo Mozart and Rossini in this summer's Beaumarchais sweepstakes?... Seen Thursday in the first of two performances at the Wheeler Opera House, it not only succeeded but outdid the others in casting, impressive playing by the orchestra in the pit and imaginative and compelling direction... Her duets (Rosina) with Kim Sogioka as Susanna were especially gorgeous. There really weren't any weak points in the cast.... In the biggest challenge the Aspen Opera Theater Center has ever taken on, the company has scored big."

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Contact

Martha Wade
Wade Artist Mangement
215 West 83rd Street, Suite #91
New York, NY 10024
212.877.6483

Management
contact@wademanagement.com

Kimberly Sogioka
ksogioka@yahoo.com

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