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Sophia Mortensen is a mezzo soprano based in New Jersey, though her love of music and classical singing began in Washington DC and the Kennedy Center’s children’s operas. She graduated from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College with her Masters in Vocal Performance. She sang the role of Ljubica in the New York City premiere of Ana Sokolović’s chamber opera Svadba. She has also sung roles including Tessa in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers; Il Destino in Cavalli’s La Calisto with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble; Fame in The Indian Queen by Henry Purcell; Third Lady in The Magic Flute; and Siébel in Charles Gounod’s Faust. Her concert roles include alto soloist in both Handel’s Messiah and Arthur Honegger’s King David.