Artist Profile

Sophia Ardalan

Soprano Sofia Ardalan is equally at home in concert, recital, and opera. Ms. Ardalan has appeared as guest artist with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra singing Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder, with the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus for Handel’s Messiah, and as soprano soloist in Verdi’sRequiem and Wagner’s Immolation Scene from Gotterdammerung with the Minnesota Youth Symphonies and Minnesota Chorale and conductor Manny Laureano. She has sung concerts and recitals in Austria and Germany, where a reviewer said of her performances “with her beautiful legato and elegant tone, her expansive breath control and commanding stage presence, this young American soprano is world class.” In 2019 she presented a recital of Jean Sibelius songs in the composer’s birth home in Hammenlinna, Finland and was praised for her “dramatic interpretations”. In 2021 she sang a recital of art songs including Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben and in 2022 a performance of Wagner arias in concert in St Paul. Ms. Ardalan studied voice with Oksana Bryn and Audrey Stottler in Minneapolis.

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