Sophie Koch

Biography

Country: France  
Sophie Koch is a French soprano who in the late 1990s started to establish a career in leading opera houses as a lyric mezzo-soprano. She is particularly suited to trouser roles.

She studied at the Paris Conservatory with the great singer Jane Berbié. She graduated with a First Prize and then won the top prize in the 's Hertogenbosch Competition.

She began her singing career in France and in the 1997-1998 season debuted as Rosina
Read more in The Barber of Seville at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London. She followed that up in the role of Dorabella in Così fan tutte. (Both operas were conducted by Sir Colin Davis).

She has also sung in the Vienna Festwochen, the Bastille Opera in Paris, Dresden's Semperoper, the Vienna State Opera, La Scala in Milan, and La Monnaie in Brussels.

Koch has a very large repertory. It includes not only standards such as Hansel und Gretel, Il Barbieri di Siviglia, Zauberflöte, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Werther, Faust, Verdi's Falstaff, and Don Carlos, but also early operas such as L'Incoronazione de Poppea, La Favola d'Orfeo, Dido and Aeneas, and Ascanio. Her twentieth-century repertory includes Prokofiev's The Love of Three Oranges and Fiery Angel, Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortileges, and L'Heure Espagnole, and Laurent Petitgirard's Elephant Man.

She sings concert and oratorio performances of such works as the Bach's Magnificat, B minor Mass, and St. Matthew Passion, Berlioz's L'Enfance du Christ, Franck's Les Béatitudes, and Honegger's Judith.

As already noted, she excels in travesti roles, including Prince Orlovsky in Fledermaus, Octavian in Rosenkavalier, The Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Mozart's Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Niklausse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, and others. Read less

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Biography

Country: France  
Sophie Koch is a French soprano who in the late 1990s started to establish a career in leading opera houses as a lyric mezzo-soprano. She is particularly suited to trouser roles.

She studied at the Paris Conservatory with the great singer Jane Berbié. She graduated with a First Prize and then won the top prize in the 's Hertogenbosch Competition.

She began her singing career in France and in the 1997-1998 season debuted as Rosina
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Prélude
Assez! Assez! M'écoutera-t-on cette fois?
"Bravo pour les enfants!"
Alors, c'est bien ici la maison du Bailli? ... Je ne sais si je veille
Jésus vient de naître! / Chers enfants!
"Arrivez donc, Brühlmann!"
Sophie! / Albert! Toi de retour"
"Elle m'aime...elle pense à moi" - Quelle prière de reconnaissance et d'amour"
Interlude
Il faut nous séparer
Mais, vou ne savez rien de moi.
Rêve...extase...bonheur!
Charlotte, Albert est de retour
Prélude - "Vivat Bacchus! Semper vivat!"
"Trois mois! Voici trois mois que nous sommes unis!"
"Un autre est son époux!"
"J'aurais sur ma poitrine"
"Si Käthchen reviendra"
Au bonheur dont mon âme est pleine ... Vous avez dit, mon âme est loyale et sincère
Frère! Voyez! Voyez le beau bouquet! ... Heureux! pourais-je l'être encore?
Ai-je dit vrai? L'amour que j'ai pour elle ... Ah! qu'il est loin, ce jour plein d'intime douceur
"N'est-il donc pas d'autre femme ici-bas"
Oui, ce qu'elle m'ordonne...Lorsque l'enfant revient d'un voyage avant l'heure
"Mais venez donc! Le cortège s'approche"
Prélude
"Werther! Werther...qui m'aurait dit la place"
Des cris joyeux d'enfants
"Bonjour, grande soeur!"
Va! Laisse couler mes larmes
Tiens, Charlotte, crois-moi, ne reste pas ici
"Ah! mon courage m'abandonne!"
Oui, c'est moi! Je reviens!
Toute mon âme est là! Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle de printemps
"N'achevez pas! Hélas!"
"Ah! Moi! Moi! Dans ses bras!"
"Werther est de retour"
Entr'acte
"Werther!...Rien!.."
"Qui parle?"
A cette heure suprême, je suis heureux!
Noël! Noël! ... Dieu! Ces cris joyeux!
Ah! ses yeux se ferment! ... Non Charlotte je meurs
I. Teil. Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus.: Veni, creator spiritus.
I. Teil. Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus.: Imple superna gratia
I. Teil. Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus.: Infirma nostri corporis
I. Teil. Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus.: Tempo I - Allegro
I. Teil. Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus.: Infirma nostri corporis
I. Teil. Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus.: Accende lumen sensibus
I. Teil. Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus.: Qui paraclitus diceris
I. Teil. Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus.: Gloria Patri Domino
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: Poco adagio - Etwas bewegter - Piu mosso
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: "Waldung, sie schwankt heran"
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: Ewiger Wonnebrand
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: Wie Felsenabgrund
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: Gerettet ist das edle Glied
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: "Ich spür' soeben"
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: Dir, der Unberührbaren / "Du schwebst zu Höhen der ewigen Reiche"
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: Bei der Leibe / "Bei dem Bronn" / "Bei dem hoch geweihten Orte"
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche / "Er überwächst uns schon"
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: Komm! hebe dich zu höhern Sphären!
II. Teil. Schlußszene aus Goethes "Faust".: Blicket auf!
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand": Part II, Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichnis
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Introduction
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Votre serviteur humble, Bergère
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: How's your mug
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Oui, c'est Elle, ta Princess enchantée
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Deux robinets coulent dans un résevoir
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Ah! Quelle joie de te retrouver, Jardin!
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Sauve-toi, sotte! Et la cage? La cage?
L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Ah! C'est l'Enfant au couteau!
Act I: The Adbuction of the Bride: At the Wedding (Prelude to Act I)
Act I: The Adbuction of the Bride: Peer Gynt, You're a Liar! (Peer Gynt, Ase, Narrator)
Act I: The Adbuction of the Bride, Halling: Down there is Haegstad (Peer Gynt)
Act I: The Adbuction of the Bride: The Bride? Well, of Course She's Crying a Bit ...
Act I: The Adbuction of the Bride, Springar: Are You the Boy Who Wanted to Dance?
Act I: The Adbuction of the Bride: Well, Boys, the Blacksmith Has Arrived!
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: Ingrid's Lament (Prelude to Act II)
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: Go Away Ingrid, Leave Me Alone! (Peer Gynt, Narrator)
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: Peer Gynt and the Cattle-Girls
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: Montain Heights! (Peer Gynt, Narrator)
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: Peer Gynt and the Girl in Green
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: Is It True? (Peer Gynt, Anitra, Narrator)
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: You Recognise a Great Man By His Mount! (Peer Gynt)
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: In the Hall of the Mountain King (Chorus)
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: Troll People, We Must Keep Calm! (King of the Trolls, Peer Gynt)
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: Danse of the Mountain King's Daughter
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: What Do You Make of It? (Peer Gynt, King of the Trolls)
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: Peer Gynt Pursued By the Trolls (Peer Gynt, Chorus)
Act II: Peer Gynt and the Trolls: Peer Gynt and the Obstacle (Peer Gynt, Obstacle)
Act III: The Death of Ase: In a Dense Pine-Forest, Far Away From Men ... (Narrator)
Act III: The Death of Ase: The Death of Ase (Prelude to Act lll)
Act III: The Death of Ase: One Day, While Peer Is Cutting Wood ... (Narrator, Peer Gynt, Ase)
Act III: The Death of Ase: Giddy Up! Make Haste, My Black Horse! (Peer Gynt, Ase)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Morning Mood (Prelude to Act IV)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Peer Gynt Has Travelled the World (Narrator, Peer Gynt)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: The Thief and the Receiver
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: The Desert Is Vaste and Limitless! (Peer Gynt)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Arabian Danse (Chorus)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: My Prophet and My Master!
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Anitra's Dance
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Anitra, True Daughter of Eve! (Peer Gynt)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Peer Gynt's Serenade
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Peer Gynt Has Carried Away the Farouche and Lovely Anitra! (Narrator)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Leave Me Alone or I'll Bite You! (Peer, Anitra)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: On the Same Summer's Day, Far Away In the North ... (Narrator)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Solveig's Song (Solvieg)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Peer Gynt Has Taken to Wandering Again (Narrator)
Act IV: Peer Gynt in Africa: Peer Gynt at the Statue of Memnon
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: So Many Years Have Past, so Much Has Happened ... (Narrator)
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: Stormy Evening On the See (Prelude to Act V)
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: Good Evening (Passenger, Peer Gynt)
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: Shipwreck
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: Peer Gynt ... Survives (Narrator, Peer Gynt)
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: If I Die One Day ...
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: Solveig Sings In Her Hut
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming, Night Scene: Ashes, Mist and Windswept Dust ...
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: Good Evening Old Man
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: Whitsun Hymn (The Faithful)
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming, Whitsun Hymn: I Have Encountered the Faithfull ... (Peer Gynt)
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: So, Peer Gynt, Where Is the Register of Your Sins? Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: So, Peer Gynt, Where Is the Register of Your Sins? (Peer Gynt, Button-Moulder)
Act V: Peer Gynt's Homecoming: Solveig's Cradle Song


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