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. As a performer, 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 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 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
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 American Airlines Theatre. She has also performed as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra.
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; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Carousel, The Sound of Music, Forum, Two by Two, Man of La Mancha, My Way, Come Back to the Five and Dime...Jimmy Dean, Broadway Bound and Brighton Beach Memoirs. She has also performed in national tours of Carmen and H.M.S. Pinafore and internationally in Phantom of the Opera. She had the pleasure of performing the role of the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra at Zoar Lutheran Church. She also performed the role of Vicki Nichols in The Fully Monty at The Human Race Theatre. She is thrilled to be performing the double role of Alaura/Carla in City of Angels at the Beck Center for the Arts in July.