Sophie Horrocks


Style & Level

Young Artist/Emerging Pro
Class of 2024

Highlights & Awards


Sophie Horrocks is a French-British mezzo soprano from Edinburgh, studying with Stuart MacIntyre. ​In the 2023/4 season, Sophie will perform in concerts with the chorus of the Opéra de Dijon. Recently, she was a young artist with the Dunedin Consort, on their 'Bridging the Gap' scheme (2021/2022), and performed the role of Dorabella in a shortened Cosi Fan Tutte at the Camden Fringe, London in August 2022.

Sophie has performed operatic roles with small companies across the UK and in ensembles in France, gaining a reputation for dramatic and sensitive performances on the operatic and concert stage. Recent roles include Idamante Idomeneo (Aria Alba, Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Dorabella and Despina Cosi Fan Tutte (Opera Kipling and VoiceArc), Zerlina Don Giovanni (Cambridge University Opera Society), Dido Dido (King's Opera), Siebel Faust (Brent Opera), Sally A Hand of Bridge (Grimeborn/Arcola Theatre), Nurse Filippyevna Eugene Onegin (Durham Opera Ensemble). As a performer who prioritises communication and storytelling, Sophie is also forging a sterling reputation as a notable singing actor in operetta, appearing as Grittly in Offenbach's Le 66 (Grimeborn/Arcola Theatre), Cupidon Orphee aux Enfers (St Paul's Opera), Mad Margaret in Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore (St Alban's Chamber Opera), Melissa Princess Ida (Grosvenor Light Opera Society), and Charlotte in Sondheim's A Little Night Music (VoiceArc). On her performance as Mad Margaret, for example, The Herts Advertiser commented that "her acting ability was quite outstanding - and she has a voice to match." (March 2019).

Sophie studied music at the University of Cambridge, followed by a Masters at King's College London, and she is currently completing a PhD at the Durham University.