Soraya Mafi studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal College of Music and is a former Harewood Artist at the English National Opera.
In the 2022/23 season opera highlights included Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Glyndebourne Festival and Opéra de Rouen; Susanna Le nozze di Figaro for Glyndebourne on Tour, and Ismene Mitridate, re di Ponto for Garsington Opera. Future appearances see Soraya make her role debut as Pamina Die Zauberflöte and return to the Glyndebourne Festival, the Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Garsington Opera.
Elsewhere she has sung Tytania, Musetta La bohème, Despina Così fan tutte, Mabel The Pirates of Penzance and Yum Yum The Mikado for English National Opera, Susanna and Gilda Rigoletto for the Seattle Opera, Susanna for Welsh National Opera, Morgana Alcina and Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress for Glyndebourne, Nanetta Falstaff for Garsington Opera, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel for Grange Park Opera and Echo Ariadne auf Naxos at the Edinburgh International Festival.
In concert she has sung with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and Scottish Chamber orchestras, Academy of Ancient Music and Ensemble Matheus, and will appear with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra this season.
An accomplished recitalist, this season she returns to the Oxford International Song Festival.