Sofija Petrović's Aksinia impresses with her superb, very loud voice and her femme fatale sensuality soon to be scorned during a gang rape scene crying out for the truth. The actress is charismatic and that was essential as the character here is even more densified by Warlikowki.


Sofija Petrovic wins the loudest volume bonus. Even from the back, her singing is thunderous, always placed on a dramatic effect with tight vibrato, and for good reason: she plays the role of The Sängerin. Alone on the phone, she achieves an impressive vocal performance, reminding of Lulu and La Voix humaine.


Sofija Petrović is very much in her element as she goes all out in her character as a diva, to the delight of the audience. The performance is all the more marked because of the voice projection that is barely believable for such a young voice to shake the walls of the amphitheater.



Born in Belgrade, mezzo soprano 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. She started studying as a soprano but later switched to mezzo. In 2012, Petrovic won the Grand Prix at the most renowned republican competition in Serbia and received scholarship from the government of Belgrade. In the same year, she was the youngest finalist at the Ferruccio Tagliavini International Competition in Austria, after which mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova invited the young artist to be her guest in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Dedicated to her craft, Sofija Petrovic has participated in many master classes with Luciana d’Intino, Ludovic Tézier, famed Juilliard teacher Daniel Ferro, Ildar Abdrazakov, Martina Arroyo, Raina Kabaivanska and more. She was invited to join in 2013/14. AVA- Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and after in 2015/16. became a part of the Atélier Lyrique of Opéra National de Paris where she was a resident artist for 3 years.

Petrovic performed as Mrs. Coyle in Benjamin Britten’s Owen Wingtave at the Opéra Bastille and Sängerin at La Ronde by Boesmans. She covered the role of Cassandre in Les Troyens in Bastille and also performed excerpts from the same opera in concert at the Palais Garnier. She played Aksinya in Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk by Schostakovich directed by Warlokowski. In Paris she sang many concerts, performed many times for brand Hermes in Opera Garnier, Grand Palais, Taipei (Taiwan) and sang extracts of Verdi’s Lady Macbeth in a movie Magie Noire by Funny Ardant.

In 2021, Petrovic performed as Esmeralda in Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt’s at St. Gallen Festival, covered Francesca de Rimini in Deutsche Oper, sang concerts with Hamburg Symphokiner and Innohilharmonie Rossenheim…

In 2022. she made her debut for the first time in her country in the role of Carmen in Serbian National Theatre. She opened 54th festival Bemus at Kolarac Concert Hall with extracts from Macbeth, Tristan and Isolde and Walküre with Sir Bryn Terfel. She appeared in numerous concerts with Radio Symphony orchestra all around her country. In spring 2023, Petrovic made her Italian debut in at Teatro Massimo Bellini as Principessa di Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur. Same year she debuted in Jerusalem Lyric Opera and Bosnian National Theter as Carmen and as Magdalena in Rigoletto at Croatian National Theater. Her upcoming debuts are Judita in Judita by Frano Parac, Charlotte in Werther by Massenet, Recital at Marinsky Piano Festival, Foreign Princess in Rusalka by Dvorak etc…

Currently Sofija is debuting the role of Amneris at Oper im Steinbruch.