British mezzo-soprano Sophie Kidwell made her acclaimed debut in the role of Carmen at the Schlossfestspiele Ettlingen in June 2022, followed by the Austrian premiere of 'La Tragédie de Carmen' at the Landestheater Linz in September 2022. In the 22/23 season she was a member of the Upper Austrian Opera Studio. She gained experience among others as Flower Girl ('Parsifal') for the Richard Wagner Association, Marcellina ('Le nozze di Figaro') for HMTM-Hannover, Cherubino ('Le nozze di Figaro'), Ottone ('L'incoronazione di Poppea') for the Berlin Opera Festival, Orlofsky ('Die Fledermaus'), Aunt Norris ('Mansfield Park'), Orfeo ('Orfeo & Euridice') and Proserpina ('Orfeo'). Her numerous concert performances include works by Bach, Beethoven, Fauré, Haydn and Mozart. She began her master's studies in Hanover with Prof. Marina Sandel, with whom she completed her bachelor's degree in voice in 2021, and studied at the Anton Bruckner University Linz as part of the Erasmus programme. Previously, she successfully completed her Bachelor's degree in English Literature, Musicology and German at Durham University. In 2021, Sophie was accepted into the scholarship programme of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Hannover e.V.. She receives further support from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation (2021), the Deutschlandstipendium (2020-21), the Joyce Mostert Memorial Scholarship (2019) and the Claire Castle Memorial Scholarship (2018). As a member of OperAvenir, she will sing Flosshilde and Grimgerde in Wagner's 'Ring des Nibelungen' at the Theater Basel from 2023/24.