Sonja 2014Commended by The Boston Globe for her “crystalline tone and graceful musicality,” soprano Sonja DuToit Tengblad has recently appeared in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Boston Baroque (as La Fortuna and Giunone), Handel’s Acis and Galatea with the Blue Hill Bach Festival (Galatea), Purcell’s King Arthur (Cupid) and Handel’s Samson (Israelite Woman) with the Handel & Haydn Society, Knussen’s Symphony No. 2 with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center debuts with the New York City Chamber Orchestra. She also won second place in the 2014 American Prize Competition’s art song and oratorio division. Her 2014-2015 season will feature a collaboration with the Shirish Korde ensemble on a film score depicting the experiences of female war veterans and the continuation of her recital project with percussionist Jonathan Hess, Talking Drums, that will premiere works by Adam Simon, Matthew Peterson, and Emmy award-winning composer Kareen Roustom. Other upcoming appearances include Messiah with the New Bedford Symphony, Mozart’s Waisenhausmesse with the Handel & Haydn Society, and Carmina Burana with the Austin Symphony. Ms. Tengblad performs with Austin’s 5-time Grammy-nominated ensemble Conspirare, the Yale Choral Artists, and Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and Emmanuel Music.