Sophie is a regular guest speaker at various events and conferences, and has appeared on multiple discussion panels. She has covered a wide range of topics which have included gender diversity in opera, arts leadership and entrepreneurship, portfolio careers, the post-Covid cultural landscape, and focused discussions of specific productions.
Selected appearances as speaker: Royal Opera House; Opera North; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Studies (EDIMS) Network; Buxton International Festival; Arts and Cultural Management Conference; Investec Wealth & Investment Management; SWAP'ra; Mosaic Collective; Music Works; Operacast; Not Just for Kids; various schools, colleges and conservatoires.
Sophie and mezzo-soprano Lea Shaw spoke to Operacast's David Ward about the post-Covid opera world, bullying within the opera industry, and hope for the future. April 2021
Sophie spoke to Polyphony Arts' Katie Beardsworth about why we need better working structures for women in music. February 2021
Something a bit different - a chat with Russell Bailey about Hook, finding your inner child, and the hero's quest. December 2020
Sophie and conductor Ben Crick spoke to Operacast's David Ward about SWAP'ra, By Voice Alone, and more. May 2019