Rodrigo Sosa Dal Pozzo – countertenor
Born in Mérida, Venezuela. He studied conducting in Spain, Germany and Austria where he graduated in 2013 in the class of Johannes Prinz. He studied singing in Switzerland and Sweden where he finished his masters in early music singing with Susanne Rydén 2016 and in the spring 2018 he will finish his masters in opera performance under the tutelage of Erik Årman.
Several prizes in international singing competitions such as the “Renata Tebaldi” in San Marino or the “Canticum Gaudium” in Poznan have been given to Rodrigo in 2017, as well as the “Cesti Baroque Opera Competition” in Innsbruck, where he’s been a finalist and a role awarded competitor. In January 2018 he was a finalist at the Viñas singing competition in Barcelona, where he was also awarded an extraordinary prize.
He has performed various opera roles of which four have been written for his voice within contemporary operas by living composers. At the age of 20 he became part of some of the most prestigious ensembles in Europe such as the Cappella Reïal de Catalunya and the Swedish Radio Choir, among others. He has also performed as a soloist in over 80 concerts around the world.
His voice has been recorded as a guest soloist in several albums, among them “Chorus Gloriosus” conducted by Erik Westberg released in 2017 and of course, “Pure Haute-contre” which is a solo album produced by Rodrigo himself, released in 2017, where he performs as both conductor and target soloist.
Future engagements are scheduled for the season 2018 – 2019 in productions of Lauten Company Berlin, HfMDK Frankfurt, Waste Paper Opera Company UK and in festivals and houses such as the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Teater Confidencen Stockholm, Kilden Teater Kristiansand, Berwaldhallen Stockholm, Musikfestspiele Potsdam, Nordens Hus Tórshavn, Swedish Church Music Symposium, Festival le Bourget, among others.