Josy Santos instantly proved her value … Opera, March 2017
The 2022/23 season will see Josy Santos’ debuts in new productions at Det Kongelige Teater København and Opernhaus Zürich. The mezzo-soprano made her debut at Oper Frankfurt in 2021 and has sung Romeo in Bellini’s I capuleti e i montecchi at Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn. During the 2020/21 season, she performed Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte (Theater Luzern) and Isabella in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri (Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn). The Brazilian mezzo-soprano made her debut at Opéra national du Rhin in 2017 and returned for Bernardo Cenci in Ginastera’s Beatrix Cenci in 2019, and Zefka in Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared in 2022.
From 2017 to 2019, Josy Santos was a member of Staatsoper Hannover, where her repertoire included Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and La Marchesa Melibea in Rossini’s Viaggio a Reims. During the 2019/20 season, she was the musical cover for Mozart’s Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro and Dorabella in Così fan tutte at Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels. Her debut at Wiener Staatsoper in a leading role in a new production had to be postponed due to Covid-19.
Josy Santos was a member of Stuttgart Staatsoper Studio in 2016/17, singing roles such as Siebel in Gounod’s Faust, Oberto in Handel’s Alcina and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and covering Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen, Das süße Mädchen in Boesmans‘ Reigen and Enrichetta di Francia in Bellini’s I puritani. Josy Santos has worked with directors including Frank Castorf, Clarc-Deloeuil – Le Lab, Daniel Fish, Ingo Kerkhof, Peter Konwitschny, Mariano Pensotti, and Jossi Wieler.
As a concert soloist, Josy Santos’ repertoire includes works such as Bach’s Cantata BWV 76, Garcia’s b-minor-Mass, Haydn’s, Mozart’s and Pergolesi’s Requiem, Saint-Saëns‘ Christmas Oratorio and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. She has performed under the baton of conductors such as Howard Arman, Stefan Blunier, Sylvain Cambreling, Christian Curnyn, Enrico Delamboye, Plácido Domingo, Ben Gernon, Marko Letonja, Ulf Schirmer, Marc Soustrot, and Lorenzo Viotti. She has appeared as a guest at several festivals, including Festival Música Trancoso and Rheingau Musik Festival. Her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel in Tokyo 2020 had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.
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