Soraya Mafi graduated from the Royal College of Music. A Harewood Artist at English National Opera, she is the winner of the 2014 Maggie Teyte Prize and 2016 Susan Chilcott Award, and won 2nd Prize at the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.
Recent opera performances include Aminta 'Il re pastore' at the Chatelet Theatre Paris, Johanna 'Sweeney Todd' for Welsh National Opera, Constance 'Dialogues des Carmélites' and First Niece 'Peter Grimes' for Grange Park Opera, and Despina 'Così fan tutte' for West Green House Opera. In concert she has appeared with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Mozart Players and at the Buxton Festival.
Soraya’s forthcoming engagements include Mabel in Mike Leigh’s 'Pirates of Penzance' at ENO, her debut with Opera North as Suor Genoveva 'Suor Angelica', concerts with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Peter Dijsktra) and Ensemble Matheus (Jean-Chrisophe Spinosi), and a recital with Graham Johnson at Middle Temple Hall.