Praised for her “warm, colorful mezzo” by Opera News, Sophie Michaux has become one of Boston’s most versatile and compelling vocalists. Born in London and raised in the French alps, Sophie’s unique background informs her artistic identity, making her feel at home in an eclectic span of repertoire ranging from grand opera to French cabaret songs. Recent solo engagements include a solo recital of Barbara Strozzi’s vocal music (Fundazione Cini in Venice, Italy), the role of Siface in Cavalli’s Scipione Affricano (Haymarket Opera), the Alto solo in Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater (Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra) and in the world premiere of Rudoi’s Our Transcendental Passion (Boston Cecilia). A consummate singing actor, Sophie appeared as Ceres in Boston Early Music Festival’s production of Lalande’s Les Fontaines de Versailles, garnering acclaim from the Boston Musical Intelligencer for her “astonishing range and flexibility.” She has sung the title roles of La Cenerentola (NEMPAC), Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia (Opera Brittenica), and Rinaldo (Boston Opera Collaborative) for which she was nominated as Best Female Performer in an Opera for the 2015 Arts Impulse Theatre Awards. With the Lorelei Ensemble, Boston’s groundbreaking professional women’s ensemble, she has performed alongside the Boston Symphony Orchestra, A Far Cry, and others, and she has been featured in numerous works from Renaissance polyphony to Björk. She is also a frequent collaborator with the Renaissance vocal ensemble Blue Heron. She has sung under the direction of Andris Nelsons, Leonardo García Alarcón, Lidiya Yankovskaya, Beth Willer, Scott Metcalfe, Gil Rose, Gabriel Garrido, Michael Sakir, among others. In her spare time, she loves to hike, play accordion, and snuggle with her 3 cats.