Sophie Daneman © Julien Gazeau
The British soprano Sophie Daneman studied at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama and became known worldwide in the early 1990s as an interpreter of Baroque works, which she performed primarily under the direction of William Christie. In addition, she also added such roles as Susanna in Mozart’s Figaro and Debussy’s Mélisande to her repertoire and has appeared in such works as Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town and Tod Machover’s Skellig. Sophie Daneman has performed with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and with such conductors such as John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, and Neville Marriner. She is also a successful lied singer and has recorded works by Mendelssohn and Schumann. Sophie Daneman has moreover been making her mark as a stage director: most recently, she staged Mozart’s La finta giardiniera for Les Arts Florissants in 2019, with performances in Valencia, Paris, and Vienna.