Biography

“Beautiful voice, sexy, Callas incarnate” – Sir Tim Rice

Elegance and panache, you have it all” – Amanda Eliasch

Recognised by audiences for her theatrical flair and sparkling performance, Sofia has enjoyed an international career, having performed in Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, the United States, England, Scotland, and in her native Bulgaria.

Since returning to her hometown, Sofia, has also returned to her first love –  Jazz. She is regularly appearing on the local stages and is a standing performer at the popular Monday Jam shows in Varna. She is collaborating with her fellow artists on creating and releasing original music as well as new take on the standard repertoire.

In 2016 Sofia was filmed in a documentary about the grand diva Pauline Donalda, filmed by the director Alan Marcus. Release to follow in late 2017.

Her operatic appearances include title role in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni Princess Fedora in The Circus Princess and Kate in Madama Butterfly with Amore Opera, and guest artist in Sour Angelica with Varna International Opera production tour. Other roles include Leonora in il Trovatore, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito. She has also sang Pasatieri’s Lady Macbeth, for which she was praised for “evoking the steely strength of the murderous queen with her potent dramatic instrument”. She has performed Venus in Venus & Adonis by John Blow, the title role in Dido & Æneas; the characters of Sospecha and Calliope in a production of La Purpúra de la Rosa under the direction of Andrew Lawrence-King at the Amherst Early Music Festival; and the role of Damon in Handel’s Acis & Galatea among numerous others.

Sofia has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall under the direction of Ton Koopman as part of the Carnegie Hall Professional Workshop Series.  She was also a participant in the 2010 Caramoor Bel Canto academy under the baton of Maestro Will Crutchfield. Her oratorio repertoire includes solos in Handel’s Messiah with the Monmouth Civic Chorus, Graun’s Der Tod Jesu, and Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s Creation, Brahms’s Requiem among others.  She was also a soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria in a concert performed in Siena, Italy.

Ms. Dimitrova has performed commissioned works by Paul Moravec, David Tcimpidis, Richard Russell, Thomas Addison, Raphael Fusco, Evan Lewis, Marilyn Bliss and Kevin McCarter. She has sung with The New York Continuo Collective, ARTEK, Musica Bella Orchestra among others. She has performed at Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY Historical Society, Concerts At One, Midtown Music Series, Stony Brook University and on the New York Early Music Series. As a performing member of the New York Composers Circle she has performed in NYU Engleman Hall, St’ Peter’s Church (Midtown Arts Common) and in Recorded Readings produced by the organization as well as Outreach Concerts in New York City schools.

Sofia holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Mannes College of Music in New York, and has studied with Raymond Connell, Neal Goren, Martin Yazdzik, Diana Soviero,  Lois Winter, Amy Burton, Catherine Mazzone, Jill Feldman, Glenn Morton, Kamal Kahn, and Joshua Greene.