With a voice compared to ‘black velvet’ and praised for its distinctive timbre and flexibility, mezzo-soprano Sophie Haagen is already establishing herself on both sides of the Atlantic. She is educated at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory, the Opera Academy og the Royal Danish Theatre as well as the Eastman School of Music at University of Rochester, New York, and at the School of the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. In October 2019, Sophie received first prize at the Copenhagen Lied Duo Competition together with pianist Elias Holm. She is an experienced oratorio singer and lied singer and a regular guest at the Copenhagen Opera Festival. In the summer 2023, she is also featured in Opera Hedeland’s production of La Cenerentola.