In January of 2016, Sofija Petrovic joined the Atelier Lyrique of Opéra National de Paris, where she will be a resident artist until July of 2018. In the current season, Petrovic sang the role of Mrs. Coyle in Benjamin Britten’s Owen Wingrave at the Opéra Bastille. She will also appear in a recital at the Palais Garnier this season singing an aria from Ariadne auf Naxos. Petrovic will return to Paris in October of 2017 to sing Opernsangerin in Philippe Boesmans’ Reigen.
In June of 2015, Petrovic was invited to prepare the title role in Madama Butterfly at Martina Arroyo’s summer program in New York City. During the same period, she travelled to Nancy, France to work with baritone Ludovic Tezier, where she sang Marguerite’s aria from Mefistofele at the Opéra National de Lorraine under the baton of Michael Balke.
In the summer of 2013, Petrovic was invited by Julliard voice teacher Daniel Ferro to attend his masterclass in Tuscany, Italy, where she also sang in a number of concerts in Firenze and Greve in Chianti and worked with La Scala’s principal coach maestro collaboratore Massimiliano Bullo. In October of the same year, she was heard in Vienna by voice teacher Bill Schuman and subsequently invited to audition for the Academy of Vocal Arts four-year training program in Philadelphia, where she began her studies in September of 2014.
In 2012, the young soprano won the Grand Prix at the most renowned republican competition in Serbia and received a scholarship from the government of Belgrade. In the same year, Petrovic was the youngest finalist at the Ferruccio Tagliavini International Competition in Austria, after which mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova invited Sofija to be her guest in St. Petersburg and to participate in her masterclass in Moscow.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Sofija Petrovic graduated from the Faculty of Music Arts in her native city in 2014, where she received her bachelor’s in Voice under Russian soprano Ljudmila Gross.