Josy Santos instantly proved her value … Opera, March 2017
In 2020, Josy Santos made her debut as Isabella in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri with Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn. From 2017 to 2019, the mezzo-soprano 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 Brasilian artist 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 Gounod’s Faust, Oberto in Handel’s Alcina and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro – and coverd Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen, Das süße Mädchen in Boesmans‘ Reigen as well as Enrichetta di Francia in Bellini’s I puritani. During the 2019/2020 season, she was the musical cover for Mozart’s Cherubino and Dorabella at Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels.
The concert soloist’s repertoire includes works such as Bach’s Cantata BWV 76, Garcia’s b-minor-Mass, Haydn’s and Pergolesi’s Requiem as well as Saint-Saëns‘ Oratorio de Noël. In 2021, she will sing Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Filharmonia Lódzka im. Artura Rubinsteina and Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Tonhalle Zurich.
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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