Sonia premiered the leading roles of Heron, Raven and Eagle in the operatic trilogy Our Earth with Seattle Opera. She has performed with such companies as Chautauqua Opera, DiCapo Opera, Opera Northeast, Connecticut Opera Alliance and Opera Company of Brooklyn, where she was a resident artist.
At home on both operatic and theatrical stages, Ms. Perez has performed across the United States in such musicals and plays as; Amahl and the Night Visitors (Mother), City of Angels (Alaura/Carla), The Full Monty (Vicki), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Woman 1), Carousel (Nettie), The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Domina), Two by Two (Goldie), Man of La Mancha (Housekeeper), My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra (Woman 1), Come Back to the Five and Dime...Jimmy Dean (Joanne) and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blanche). She has also performed in national tours of Carmen and H.M.S. Pinafore and internationally in Phantom of the Opera.
Sonia is quite clearly talented...she was very good at characterizing the lyrics, perhaps due to her wide operatic experience...she also has an appealing mid-range. - The Buffalo News
Sonia Perez is a New York native and has performed throughout New York City as a soloist, most notably, in Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space, The Brooklyn Museum and in Broadway Backwards at the American Airlines Theatre. She has also performed as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra.
One of the parts of my life that I find inspiring is working with kids. I have had the great pleasure of directing musicals and opera scenes with various groups including; Seattle Children's Chorus, Seattle Teen Opera Players and Seattle Youth Chorus. My husband and I also created a training program called Singing for the Stage, which we have led New York, Washington and Ohio.
As a teaching artist, I was a member of the Seattle Opera Educational Program and performed operas in the schools all over Washington State. I was always so amazed at how often the children enjoyed hearing opera for the first time.
The most enjoyable part of my life is collaborating with my husband Omaldo in creating a wide variety of concerts that we have performed across the United States and Europe. I could not ask for a better accompanist and collaborator.
Ms. Perez and Ms. Catov are superb throughout Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" as two sisters who, late in life, are forced to look in the mirror each holds up to the other...this is ensemble acting of the highest caliber. - The Daily Gazette
Sonia Perez as Goldie, plays a blonde, buxom, bubble-head with a baby girl voice like Victoria Jackson...although she enters late in the action she steals the show. - Naples News