Sophie Rashbrook is a writer, librettist and dramaturg currently studying on the Guildhall Operamakers MA, supported by a scholarship and mentored by Stephen Plaice. In addition to writing the libretto for Grace, a new opera based on the 1916 Easter Risings with composer Maeve McCarthy, she is creating a new play inspired by the late set designer and Kindertransportee, Ralph Koltai. Formerly Dramaturg at Welsh National Opera, she holds degrees in Russian and French from Cambridge University, and spent a year playing ‘cello at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. She is currently co-writing scripts for performance by WNO and the Garsington Alvarez Young Artists Programme. As a producer, editor and opera expert, her clients include: the Royal Opera House, Longborough Opera, Glyndebourne Opera Cup, Dorling Kindersley, Garsington Opera, WNO, and Askonas Holt.