Kimberly sogioka

Mezzo soprano


"As Nerone, the son Agrippina wants on the throne, the mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka impressed with lithe, dark-hued coloratura" The 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 2014-15 engagements include  Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, and Siébel in Faust with the Michigan Opera Theatre, the title role in Carmen (scenes) with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and soloist in Rutter's Magnificat with the Greenwich Choral Society.  Recent performances include Nerone in Agrippina with Operamission, Dulcinée in Massenet’s rarely performed Don Quichotte with Utopia Opera, Mercedes, and the title role in Bizet's Carmen with the Crested Butte Music Festival as a member of the Marcello Giordani Young Artist Program, a solo song recital of Berlioz and de Falla 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 sang 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.   

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 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.


Sarah Mattox's "Heart Mountain" with Vespertine Opera

Mature Kara Kondo

July 03, 2015 to July 12, 2015

Berlioz's "Les nuits d'été" with operamission

Artist Recital Series

May 28, 2015

Gounod's "Faust" with Michigan Opera Theatre


May 09, 2015 to May 17, 2015

Mozart's Missa Brevis, K 220 with the New England Symphonic Ensemble


March 29, 2015

Bizet's "Carmen" with the Metropolitan Opera Guild

Carmen (scenes)

March 12, 2015

Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" with Michigan Opera Theatre


November 15, 2014 to November 23, 2014

Bruce Wolosoff's "The Great Good Thing" studio recording with Operamission


October 18, 2014 to October 19, 2014

New Jersey State Opera


July 30, 2014 to July 31, 2014

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

Sara (cover)

June 05, 2014

New Jersey State Opera


June 01, 2014


Berlioz and de Falla

May 04, 2014

Opera Gala

La Sierra University Symphony

May 03, 2014

Metropolitan Opera Guild Masterclass


April 28, 2014

Rossini's "La Cenerentola" with Dicapo Opera Theatre


March 04, 2014 to March 13, 2014

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

Mezzo Soloist

March 08, 2014

Massenet's "Don Quichotte" with Utopia Opera


January 25, 2014

Handel's "Agrippina" with Operamission


January 16, 2014 to January 19, 2014

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


December 07, 2013

New Jersey State Opera


October 20, 2013

Metropolitan Opera Guild Masterclass

Baroque-Classical Italian Opera

October 10, 2013


The Detroit News


November 16, 2014

"As Butterfly's faithful companion, Suzuki, mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka gave a sensitive performance in her MOT debut, and she sang with a secure, plush instrument in the flower duet with Los."

The New York Times


January 22, 2014

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



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


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


August 24, 2010

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

Aspen Times


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."







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