Praised by Opera (UK) as “...the most opulent female sound on the stage...” mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka is drawing much attention as an exciting artist on opera and concert stages. Most recently, Kimberly covered the role of Phuang Tran in The Rift as part of Washington National Opera’s 50 th anniversary celebration at The Kennedy Center Written in Stone, Mercédès in Sheldon Harnick’s English libretto of Carmen with Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Mastervoices, sang the role of Madison in Intermountain Opera’s Montana Mikado, she also performed as a soloist in Heart Mountain Suite with Yakima Symphony and in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at a gala for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation at Union Station in Washington D.C., and the title role in L’enfant et les sortilèges with Pacific Opera Project. Prior engagements include performing as Nicklausse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann with Opera Orlando, Suzuki in the dual language, Japanese/English, Madama Butterfly with Opera in the Heights and Pacific Opera Project, and as a soloist in Heart Mountain Suite with the Whatcom Chorale, and Vivaldi’s Gloria with MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall. She also performed in Symphony Silicon Valley’s Misa Tango concert. Other recent engagements include Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Grand Rapids; and productions with Michigan Opera Theater as Siebel in Faust and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, which she also performed at the Northern Lights Music Festival. She also performed the role of Stephano in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Tampa as well as in a new co-production with Opera Carolina, Virginia Opera, Toledo Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore, and Opera Grand Rapids.