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Sono Artists provides artist management and public relations services for opera singers, from newcomers to top names in the industry. Based in Vienna, Austria, we nurture our clients’ careers and connect them with world-class opera productions.
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Baritone Neven Crnic, Soprano Carina Schmieger, and Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada to be featured in the Emmerich Smola SWR Young Opera Stars 2019 on January 19!

We are very proud to announce three of our young artists, Neven Crnic, Soprano Carina Schmieger, and Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada have been invited to participate in the 2019 Emmerich Smola Junge Opernstars Competition on January 19 at 19:00 CET!  Watch the livestream here

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Alexander Kaimbacher debuts Leopold Brandmeyer at the Oper Köln

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher made a superb debut singing the role of Leopold Brandmeyer in Benatzky’s Im Weißen Rössl at the Oper Köln.
Conductor: Uwe Theimer, Dir. Eike Ecker
Additional Performances on December 16, 22, 27, 29, 31, as well as January 5th and 27th.

Sooyeon Lee Dazzles Audience as Lucia in Oldenburg

December 14, 2018

This past weekend, soprano Sooyeon Lee debuted as Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with great success! A review from Host Hollmann from the Nordwest Zeitung writes: “The soprano soulfully plays with the notes. She holds the tension of the music in the less featured lower register, her captivating legato shines in her middle register, and her upper register is round and gentle. Her voice is compelling and enchanting.” Orchestra conducted by Vito Cristofaro, Stage Direction by Stephen Lawless Lee can be heard in additional performances [...]


Sooyeon Lee to debut in title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

December 6, 2018

This coming weekend, South Korean Soprano Sooyeon Lee is set to make her debut as ‘Lucia’ the the production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Oldernburgisches Staatstheater. Opening night is December 8th, with additional performances on the 12, 14, 18, and 26th of December, February 6th, March 6th, April 6th, and 10th and 14th of June.


Mezzo Soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada makes house debut at the Staatsoper Stuttgart!

This past weekend the talented azerbaijani mezzosoprano Aytaj Shikhalizada made her dazzling debut as ‘Linetta’ in the new production of Sergei Prokofiev’s opera Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen!  Dir. Axel Ranisch, Conducted by Alejo Pérez, additional performances 14, 17, and 19 December,  4 and 11 January, and  9, 14, and 22 of April.


Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada makes her professional stage debut as Rosina!

November 8, 2018

25 Yr old mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada made a stunning debut as Rosina in the new production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at Theater Dortmund.  Dir: Martin Berger Cond. Additional performances:  9, 16 November, 1, 9, 21, 26 December 2019, 2, 24 Feb, 2 March 2019


Soprano Maria Nazarova returns to the Bolshoi as Despina on October 10!

October 10, 2018

Young star of the Vienna State Opera, Russian soprano Maria Nazarova returns to the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow to sing Despina in W.A. Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.  Later this month she appears at the Vienna State Opera as Oscar in Verd’s un ballo in maschera on October 24, 27, and 30th.


Baritone Igor Bakan makes a debut at the Hessiches Staatstheater Wiesbaden

September 13, 2018

Baritone Igor Bakan makes a house debut as Renato in Verdi’s un ballo in maschera at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden on September 16th.  Additional Performances:  22, 28 September, 10, 28 October, and 6, 12 January 2019


Soprano Shira Patchornik debuts at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden as Zerlina!

Young Israeli lyric soprano Shira Patchornik made her debut this month in Wiesbaden as Zerlina, and will also be heard as Oscar.  She has just begun her first ensemble contact at the house.  Performance dates thru December 2018:  Don Giovanni (Zerlina):  14.9, 25.10 Magic Flute (Papagena) 23.9, 25.11  Alcina (Morgana):  30.9, 5, 19 ,25, 28. October, 3.,9 Nov Jenufa (Karolka) 11.29 Premiere – 6, 12, 15, 20, 28 December


Dara Savinova takes the stage again at the Martina Franca Festival in Italy under the baton of Fabio Luisi!

July 27, 2018

Estonian mezzo-soprano Dara Savinova returns to stage at the Martina Franca Festival to sing Eustazio in Handel’s Rinaldo conducted by Fabio Luisi. The production is directed by Giorgio Sangati. Premiere: July 29.  Additional performances:  August 2 &4.


Soprano Maria Nazarova makes her debut at the Salzburg Festival on July 27th in W.A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte!

July 24, 2018

The young Russian soprano Maria Nazarova, young star of the Vienna State Opera, will debut her first role at the Salzburg Festival, Papagena, in the new production of W.A. Mozart’s Magic Flute directed by Lydia Steier and conducted by Constantinos Carydis. Premiere: July 27th with additional performances July 31, August 4, 7, 15, 24, 30.


On June 30, Soprano Bryony Dwyer debuts Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen at Bühnen Wuppertal!

June 29, 2018

Bryony Dwyer, currently a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble, debuts the role of Micaela in a new production of Bizet’s Carmen at Bühnen Wuppertal. Conductor: Julia Jones Director: Candice Edmunds Additional performances: July 5, 7, 12, 15