|Described as having a “incredible vocal power and control” and praised for her “poise and great tenderness,”
soprano, Bharati Soman, can currently be seen performing with Sopranessence
(for which she also serves as Co-Artistic Director) throughout the DC Metro Area.
Past credits include leading roles with companies throughout Northern California: Countess Almaviva
(The Marriage of Figaro) with Cinnabar Theater, Mimì (La Bohème), and the title roles in Madame Butterfly and
Semele with Pocket Opera, Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow) with Livermore Valley Opera, Diana
(Emperor Norton) with California Chamber Opera, and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Sacramento Opera.
Other repertoire includes Léïla (Les pêcheurs de perles), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel),
Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), and Yum-Yum (The Mikado).
Also active as a concert soloist, Bharati has performed works with Choralis, the UC Davis Symphony,
Kensington Symphony Orchestra, Camellia Symphony Orchestra, Washington Chamber Symphony,
and given recitals for Oakland Lyric Opera. In addition to on-going concerts with Sopranessence,
Bharati can be also seen performing with Opera on Tap, DC Metro.
Bharati is a past winner of the San Francisco Sinfonietta Messiah Competition and
the East Bay Opera League Young Artists Scholarship Awards Competition.
She has also been a finalist in Orlando Opera's Rehfuss Singing Actor Competition and
the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards, Pacific Region,
and has placed in Eugene Opera’s Belle Voci National Competition
and Maryland Opera Society’s Marie E. Crump Vocal Arts Competition.
In addition to performing, Bharati was on the voice faculty at UC Davis for three years,
and currently maintains a private studio in Falls Church, VA.
She holds a Bachelor of Music from James Madison University,
and a Master of Music and Performer Diploma from Indiana University.