Sophie Taillefer is a French Canadian singer, stage director and vocal coach. After earning her bachelor degree at McGill University in Voice Interpretation, she came to the United States with an invitation to study at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, to earn an Opera performance diploma. Since then, she has entertained audiences in many venues.
Ms. Taillefer has many roles to her Opera repertoire such as Carmen, Dalila, Maddelena, Tisbe, La Principessa Hata, Katisha and much more. She was featured as a soloist for many American Opera Companies such as Philadelphia Opera, Ash-Lawn Opera, Opera Cleveland, Brooklyn Opera and made her debut at Carnegie Hall with Opera Pacific.As a pop singer Sophie Taillefer worked with names such as David Foster for his Grand Canadian Concert for Queen Elizabeth II. She was soloist with the Cirque Du Soleil for their Opera Circus and was back up singer soloist with the well renowned French Canadian Singer Diane Dufresne for her tour “Detournement Majeur”.
Ms. Taillefer has directed and performed her solo recital called “La Belle Époque” for many French Alliances all around the U.S. including Charlottesville, Cleveland, Buffalo, New Orleans and Philadelphia.
Sophie Taillefer’s latest creative venture is as the founder and director of Rising Stars Voice Studio, where she transmits her love of music to the younger generation. Sophie has directed her Rising Stars in many shows including The Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me Kate, Les Miserables, Beauty and The Beast, Annie, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, Seussical, Into the Woods Jr., Legally Blonde, Oz, The Little Mermaid Jr., Aladdin Jr. and will be directing the Lion King Jr. this summer 2017.
Her students go on to sing on main stages such as the Walnut Street Theatre, McCarter and several of them have been awarded in competition such as the New York City Opera, NATS, MAMTG and much more. She judges competitions as a proud member of the National Association of Teachers. Ms. Taillefer has a passion for teaching kids and creating opportunities for them to achieve confidence and experience on Stage.