“As Siébel, Josy Santos instantly proved her value to the company’s ensemble.” Opera, March 2017
In 2020, Josy Santos will make her Tokyo debut, accompanied by Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Buka Kaikan on the occaison of the Olympic Games – as well as in an open air concert at Shinjuku Gyoen Park. In July 2020, the Brazilian Mezzo-soprano will make her debut with Münchner Rundfunkorchester in the concert series “Paradisi Gloria“. The concert soloist’s repertoire also includes Bach’s Cantata BWV 76, Garcia’s b-minor-Mass, Haydn’s and Pergolesi’s Requiem as well as Saint-Saëns‘ Oratorio de Noël.
From 2017 to 2019, Josy Santos was a member of Hannover State Opera, where her repertoire included Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and La Marchesa Melibea in Rossini’s Viaggio a Reims. The mezzo-soprano made her debut at Opéra national du Rhin in 2017 and returned in 2019 as Bernardo Cenci in Ginastera’s Beatrix Cenci. During the 2019/2020 season, she is contracted as a Musical cover for Mozart’s Cherubino and Dorabella with Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels.
Josy Santos was a member of Stuttgart’s State Opera Studio from 2016 to 2017, singing parts including Siebel in Gounod’s Faust, Oberto in Handel’s Alcina and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro – she also coverd Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen, Das süße Mädchen in Boesmans‘ Reigen as well as Enrichetta di Francia in Bellini’s I puritani. In Brasilia, Germany and Switzerland, she also performed Dardano in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula, Angelina in Rossini’s La cenerentola as well as Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Josy Santos worked with directors including Frank Castorf, Peter Konwitschny, Jossi Wieler and performed under the baton of conductors such as Sylvain Cambreling, Christian Curnyn, Ivan Repušić, Ulf Schirmer, Marc Soustrot, Lorenzo Viotti. Josy Santos was a guest at Festivals including Festival Música Trancoso and Rheingau Musik Festival.
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Deuxième Grand Prix: 52e Concours International de Chant de Toulouse 2019