About Sonia Jacobson

After a BA in Modern Languages and Philosophy at Oxford University, French/American soprano Sonia Jacobson went on to pursue a career in opera and classical voice in Paris, France. As part of the Queen’s college choir, Sonia recorded albums, was broadcast live on the BBC and toured England (Westminster, Salisbury, Truro, Bristol…) In Paris, she studied voice at the Conservatoire and took part in masters classes with teachers from the Royal Academy of Music, the Berlin Universität der Künste and the Julliard School of New-York.

On stage, Sonia has appeared as Nerone in the Coronation of Poppea (Monteverdi), the Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), and the Governess in The Turn of the Screw (Britten). In the latter role, her “purity of tone” and “versatility and depth of expression” were highlighted by the critics (Oxford Daily Info, Oxford Culture Review). She performed as a soloist in Haendel’s Utrecht Te Deum, Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s St John Passion with the Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra. In France, Sonia sang Haendel’s Messiah with the Oya Kephale orchestra and performed Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with the Maja Ensemble. She also held the title roles in Offenbach’s La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein (2018) and La Périchole (2019) under Laëtitia Trouvé’s baton. In January 2020, she was Juno in Orphée aux Enfers at the Theatre du Ranelagh in Paris. Sonia moved to Cambridge in 2020, and can be found performing regular art song recitals at various venues throughout the Boston area.

Upcoming Events


Dancing Off The Page at the French Library

In-person French party in English and in French

Friday, May 12, 2023 7:00 PM To 9:30 PM

Looking for that perfect Friday night plan? Kick-off your weekend with our brand new event, Dancing Off the Page! Move to the beat while you enjoy live music, wine, and French delicatessen. Bring your crew or come alone to meet new friends and enjoy this one-of-a-kind "French" night! Let’s party en français !

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Saturday, April 1, 2023 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM

Don’t you wish you could take a bite of a “just out of the oven” real French croissant, beurré à souhait and dip it in your morning coffee? Make your dream come true by rolling up your sleeves and join to Sonia to learn how to make delicious French croissants.

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Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

French story time!

Saturday, April 1, 2023 11:30 AM To 12:00 PM

We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our library for a magical story time in French!

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