Michel de Souza, Baritone. APA Artists' Management Alexandra Mercer - www.apaartistsmanagement.com/micheldesouza/




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Michel de Souza

Baritone

www.micheldesouzabaritone.com

Video:
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Händel - Sibillar gli angui d'Aletto
Mozart - Hai gia vinta la causa
Mozart - Papageno, suicide aria
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Récit et aria "Voyons? Pour Hoffmann..."
Villa-Lobos - Miniaturas


Born in Brazil, Michel de Souza won the Maria Callas Vocal Competition in São Paulo and the Margaret Dick and Ye Cronies Competition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he attended the Alexander Gibson Opera School, gaining a masters degree in opera with distinction. He went on to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, which led to many appearances with the company and the beginning of his international career in principal theatres, both in Europe and South America. He also appears regularly in concert, including with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Proms, with L’Orchestre National de Lyon and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera as well as giving recitals of Lieder, Chanson and Brazilian song. He was an Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera.

The three principals, all alumni of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, were estimable, with Michel de Souza as Germont Père outstanding both in timbre and conviction.  This is always an ambivalent role, emotionally stifled yet ultimately humane, but de Souza had its measure; indeed, he surmounted the near-doggerel of “Di Provenza” with such sincerity that doubts about its value seemed fatuous.
Opera - Mark Valencia, November 2021

Best of all was Michel de Souza’s Germont, his character revealed as a blend of harshness and sympathy, expertly realised from a vocal point of view.
Opera Now - George Hall, October 2021


Roles:

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Harlequin

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Music Master

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Figaro

LA BOHEME: Schaunard


CAPRICCIO: Servant

CARMEN: Escamillo

CARMEN: Morales

COSI FAN TUTTE: Guglielmo

CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN: Forester

DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES: 2nd Commissary

DON CARLO: Flemish Deputy

EUGENE ONEGIN: Captain


L’ELISIR D’AMORE: Belcore

DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN: Nightwatchman

LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Sonora

EL GATO CON BOTAS: King

EL RETABLO DE MAESE PEDRO: Don Quijote

GLORIANA: City Crier

LA GRANDE DUCHESSE DE GEROLSTEIN: Baron Grog

IL GUARANY: Gonzales


GUILLAUME TELL: Leuthold

IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE: Un Scythe

INTERMEZZO: Der Notar

INTELLIGENCE PARK: Robert Paradies

THE MAKROPULOS CASE: Baron Jaroslav Prus

IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO: Il Conte Robinson

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM: Starveling

PORGY AND BESS: Crown


RIGOLETTO: Marullo


SALOME: 1st Soldier and 1st Nazarene

SAMSON ET DALILA: Grand Prêtre de Dagon



SUKANYA: Aswini Twin (Ravi Shankar)


IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO: Gaudenzio

THAÏS: Athanaël

TOSCA: Angelotti

LA TRAVIATA: Giorgio Germont

LA TRAVIATA: Baron Douphol

TURANDOT: Mandarin

TURANDOT: Ping

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE: Papageno

Rostov on Don Theatre

Rostov on Don Theatre

Teatro Municipal de São Paulo

Royal Opera Covent Garden
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Scottish Opera

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Teatro Argentino de la Plata

Scottish Opera

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Royal Opera Covent Garden
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Theatro São Pedro

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Grange Park Opera

Royal Opera Covent Garden (Linbury Studio)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Grand Théâtre de Genève

Grande Teatro do Palácio das Artes de Belo
Horizonte

Grand Théâtre de Genève

Grand Théâtre de Genève

Scottish Opera

Music Theatre Wales

Teatro Municipal de São Paulo Brazil

Theatro São Pedro

Grand Théâtre de Genève

Grande Teatro do Palácio das Artes de Belo
Horizonte

Scottish Opera
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Orchestre National de Lyon

Grange Park Opera
Chelsea Opera Group
Albustan Festival Lebanon

ROH Covent Garden/London Philharmonic
Orchestra

British Youth Opera

Chelsea Opera Group

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Nevill Holt Opera

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Theatro Municipal de São Paulo

In concert:

Beethoven: SYMPHONY 9 - Orchestre National de Lyon, Auditorium & Festival Berlioz
Beethoven: MISSA SOLEMNIS - Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
Berlioz: SCENE HEROIQUE - Orchestre National de Lyon, Festival Berlioz
Bernstein: MASS - Theatro Municipal in São Paulo
Händel: MESSIAH - Usher Hall Edinbugh; Theatro Municipal de São Paulo
Orf: CARMINA BURANA - National Theatre of Brasilia
Walton: BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST - Glasgow Concert Hall
Vaughan Williams: SERENADE TO MUSIC - Proms BBC Scottish National Orchestra
Verdi: MESSA DA REQUIEM - Glasgow Concert Hall; Usher Hall Edinburg; Sage Gateshead

Conductors with whom he has collaborated include:

Paolo Arrivabene; Maurizio Benini; Claudio Cohen; Placido Domingo; Rubén Dubrovsky; Mark Elder; Dan Ettinger; Stephen Higgins; Alexander Joel; Mikhail Jurovsky; Ira Levin; Gianluca Marcianò; Roberto Minczuk; David Murphy; Henrik Nanasi; John Nestling; Antonio Pappano; Valentina Peleggi; Simon Rattle; Matthew Rogers; Donald Runicles; Leonard Slatkin; Robin Ticciati; Silvio Viegas

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