Sophie Naubert is a young lyric coloratura soprano noted for her "extraordinary vocal maturity coupled with exceptional acting" (Louis Bilodeau, L'Opéra).
At the age of 23, she made her debut as a soloist with the Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with the Cottbus Philharmonic Orchestra at the Berlin Konzerthaus and with Arion Orchestre Baroque in Montreal. That same year, she won the 2021 edition of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition and she participated in the recording of Massenet’s complete melodies under the ATMA Classique label. In 2022, Sophie participated in the Montreal International Music Competition in the Aria division and sang as a soloist with Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni during the Domaine Forget International Festival.
For the 2022-23 season, she is part of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal as an artist-in-residence.
Endowed with agility and flexibility in her voice, Sophie is as comfortable in the operatic repertoire as in musical theatre and art song, always keeping a luminous stage presence. Her roles include Maria in Gregory Charles’ production of The Sound of Music at the St-Denis Theatre, Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel, Humperdinck), Adina (L’elisir d’amore, Donizetti), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart), Ilia (Idomeneo, Mozart), Annio (La clemenza di Tito, Mozart), Cendrillon/Noémie (Cendrillon, Massenet), Drusilla/Amore (L’incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi), Belinda (Dido and Eneas, Purcell) and Cupid (Venus and Adonis, Blow). In 2023, Sophie played the role of Fibi in the world premiere of Airat Ichmouratov's opera L’homme qui rit and the role of Ariel in the North American premiere of Thomas Linley's The Tempest.
Ms. Naubert is grateful to have received grants from Jeunesses musicales du Canada, RBC Prestige and the Opéra Bouffe du Québec. She is also a two-time winner of the Pierre-de-Saurel Music Competition and won the George London Competition, the Sherbrooke Music Competition, the Hal Leonard Music Competition and many others.
Having composed several musical works, she has already premiered two of her own compositions for voice and piano: Les trois moitiés d’une planète (text: Clémence Roy-Darisse) and The Lost Child: A 12-Tone Serial Song.
During her musical journey, she has worked with several masters, such as Graham Johnson, Dorothea Röschmann, Helmut Deutsch, Elly Ameling, François Le Roux, Jeff Cohen, John Churchwell, James Vaughan, Wolfgang Holzmair, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Jacques Lacombe and Karina Gauvin..
French and English - Perfectly bilingual written and oral
German - B2
Spanish, Italian - Intermediate written and oral
PIANO - DANCE
Since the age of four, Sophie has extensively studied classical and jazz piano. In addition, she has 12 years of dance training and has performed in an array of styles: ballet, jazz, lyrical and tap.
VOICEOVER - FILM - THEATRE ACTRESS
For more than two decades, Sophie has been a professional actress recording innumerable voiceovers, and performing on camera for film, television, and on stage, in both French and English.
Some of the productions on which Sophie worked:
Voice for audio guides, National Gallery of Canada ; Hundreds of voiceovers for TFO-TV, commercials, websites ; Voice Dubbing, Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea (Animated Film) Canadian Museum of Nature ; Apparences (TV series) Radio-Canada ; Trotteur (short film directed by Francis Leclerc) ; René Lévesque (bilingual TV series) Radio-Canada ; Funkytown (Feature film) ; Grande Ourse II (TV series) ; Les yeux du cœur (play based on Helen Keller) Théâtre de l’Île, Gatineau ; Cottonelle (on-camera Commercial)