Michel de Souza returns to the Royal Opera House to debut the role of Ping in Turandot, which begins on Wednesday 5th July. The “outstanding” baritone (Opera Britannia), who recently appeared in Ravi Shankar’s acclaimed opera Sukanya, enjoys ongoing collaborations with Le Grand Theatre de Geneve, Grange Park Festival, Teatro Argentino de La Plata and Palacio des Artes Belo Horizonte in South America.
De Souza was part of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House where in the season 2012/2013 he sang Shaunard, Captain (Eugene Onegin), Angelotti (Tosca), Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo), City Crier (Gloriana) Servant (Capriccio in concert with Renee Fleming) and covered Belcore and Papageno.
Recent concert engagements include Berlioz Scene Heroique and Beethoven 9th Symphony with the Orchestre National de Lyon, Copland’s Old American Songs with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and Lieder eines fahenden Gesellen with the Southbank Sinfonia.
He also appears regularly in recital, singing German Lieder, French chanson and Brazilian songs.