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Guest Name
Sonia Marie Kazarova
Guest Category
Guest Occupation
New Country Artist Singer Songwriter, Grammy Nominated Opera Singer, Actress & Philanthropist
Guest Biography


Sonia Marie Kazarova is a New Country Artist Singer Songwriter. Sonia is also a Grammy Nominated Opera Singer, Actress & Philanthropist.

She is Colorado native, born in WheatRidge and raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on a small ranch outside Boulder. Sonia’s cross-genre ‘Country Opera’ “DESPERADO DEBUTANTE” celebrates the storytelling that she fell in love with as a kid listening to country on the radio & the sweeping stories she sang in opera. Influenced by the greats of early country music such as The Carter Family, Tom T Hall, Dolly Parton, Waylon, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Bobby Bare, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Straight, Clint Black, the trinity of Twitty, Twain, & Tanya Tucker. Sonia has performed worldwide as Tosca, Norma, and Salome to name a few, and is known for groundbreaking genre-bending combining her operatic vocals with polyrhythmic Afro-beats, pop, jazz, taiko drumming, blues, gospel, Regge, spoken word and hip hop.

These collaborations led her to a Grammy nomination. This honor inspired Sonia Marie to follow her dreams, and tell the stories so close to her heart. At last arriving back home where she began in Colorado. This new ‘Country Opera’ genre brings Sonia’s rich theatrical style of storytelling with full orchestration inside country music tradition. The blend of these two art forms is a beautiful alchemy offering sweet country melodies and a great big opera heart. Miss Sonia is bringing Opera back to the Opry!