Josy Santos instantly proved her value … Opera, March 2017
In October 2023, Josy Santos will go on tour of The Netherlands, singing Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte accompanied by orchestra of the eighteenth century. The 2022/23 season saw the mezzo-soprano’s company debuts at Det Kongelige Teater København in Rossini’s La cenerentola and at Opernhaus Zürich in the Swiss premiere of Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence.
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. She 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).
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 Hansel and Gretel, Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, and La Marchesa Melibea in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims. During the 2019/20 season, she was covering Mozart’s Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro and Dorabella in Così fan tutte at Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels. 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. Josy Santos has worked with directors including Frank Castorf, Clarc-Deloeuil – Le Lab, Daniel Fish, Ingo Kerkhof, Peter Konwitschny, Mariano Pensotti, Evgeny Titov, and Jossi Wieler.
She has appeared as a guest at several festivals, including Festival Música Trancoso and Rheingau Musik Festival. As a concert soloist, Josy Santos’ repertoire includes Bach’s cantatas and passions as well as works by Garcia, Haydn, Mozart, Pergolesi, Saint-Saëns and Verdi. 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, Lorenzo Viotti, and Ilan Volkov.
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