Soraya Mafi is a graduate of both the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal College of Music. She is the winner of the 2016 Susan Chilcott Award.
Soraya’s engagements in the 2021/22 season include Morgana in a new production of Alcina for the Glyndebourne Festival, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro for the Seattle Opera, Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress for Glyndebourne on Tour and Despina Così fan tutte for the English National Opera.
A Harewood Artist at the English National Opera, her roles for the company have included Musetta La bohème, Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mabel The Pirates of Penzance and Yum Yum The Mikado. Elsewhere she has sung Susanna for the Welsh National Opera, Gilda Rigoletto for the Seattle Opera, Nanetta Falstaff for Garsington Opera, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel for Grange Park Opera and Echo Ariadne auf Naxos at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Her recital appearances include Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Buxton and Oxford Lieder Festivals, the Ludlow English Song Weekend and the Crush Room of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.