Sofia Farrell

Sofia Farrell


Sofia Farrell is a soprano who actively performs opera, classical, sacred, and musical theatre repertoire. Sofia graduated from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied under the tutelage of Joan Patanaude-Yarnell.

In 2024, Sofia debuted as Adina in L’elisir d’amore at the Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion, Crete, GR with the Teatro Grattacielo and the Athens Philharmonic as a Camarata Bardi Young Artist. Additional recent/upcoming roles include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), The Beggar Woman (Sweeney Todd), and understudied Liesl (The Sound of Music).

During her academic career she performed the role of Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) and the partial roles of Manon (Manon, Massenet), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Maria (West Side Story), and Eileen Sherwood (Wonderful Town). In an orchestral reading of Mary Poppins, Sofia portrayed the role of Miss Andrew under the baton of James Dodgson (Disney Theatrical Group).

Sofia was selected to perform in renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe’s Masterclass, “The American Songbook for Classical Singers.” She has also had the opportunity to sing in masterclasses with Delores Ziegler, Matthew Rose, Étienne Dupuis, and Karen Brunssen.

Sofia has extensive experience as a cantor in the Catholic Church. Cantoring professionally since the age of 14, she received her foundation in liturgical music as a founding member of the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Children’s Choir. In 2016, Sofia was selected by Dr. John A. Romeri, former Music Director at Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter and Paul, to be the solo psalmist for the Festival of the Epiphany held at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. An active cantor throughout the Philadelphia and surrounding archdioceses, Sofia sings regularly for Sunday masses, weddings, and funerals. Additionally, she is on the roster for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Symphonic Choir for their upcoming seasons.

Sofia was a Young Artist Finalist in Opera Ebony’s 2023 Benjamin Matthews Vocal Competition. In the 2022 PHL LIVE Center Stage Music Competition run by the City of Philadelphia, she was selected to compete as one of five Classical Music Finalists. Among the finalists in ten different musical genres in the competition, Sofia was awarded the People’s Choice Award.

Sofia looks forward to her first season singing with The Village Carolers.