"As Nerone, the son Agrippina wants on the throne, the mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka impressed with lithe, dark-hued coloratura" New York Times
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.
May 03, 2015 to May 14, 2015www.helenasymphony.org
March 12, 2015www.metguild.org
November 15, 2014 to November 23, 2014www.michiganopera.org
October 18, 2014 to October 19, 2014brucewolosoff.com
July 30, 2014 to July 31, 2014www.njstateopera.org
June 05, 2014www.operaorchestrany.org
June 01, 2014www.njstateopera.org
Berlioz and de Falla
May 04, 2014www.lasierra.edu
La Sierra University Symphony
May 03, 2014www.lasierra.edu
April 28, 2014www.metguild.org
March 04, 2014 to March 13, 2014www.dicapo.com
March 08, 2014www.greenwichchoralsociety.org
January 25, 2014www.utopiaopera.org
January 16, 2014 to January 19, 2014www.operamission.org
December 07, 2013www.kyreniaopera.org
October 20, 2013www.njstateopera.org
Baroque-Classical Italian Opera
October 10, 2013www.metguild.org
July 27, 2013
"That demanding role (Narrator) is handled with a lovely voice and admirable clarity and assuredness by mezzo Kimberly Sogioka."
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."Article Download
August 21, 2010
"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."