* born in Brazil.
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.
Josy Santos was a member of Stuttgart’s State Opera Studio from 2016 to 2017, singing parts including Siebel in a new production of 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.
The concert soloist’s repertoire 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. Josy Santos was a guest at Festivals including Festival Música Trancoso and Rheingau Musik Festival. In 2020, she will make her debut with Münchner Rundfunkorchester in the concert series “Paradisi Gloria“.
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.
CulturArte Prize: Operalia – The World Opera Competition 2018