Camila Ribero-souza

Camila Ribero-souza

Spinto Soprano

Camila Ribero-Souza sings a confident Eva, no innocent girl and shows wonderful colourful sounds and interpretative nuances, with the right dose of soul in her voice. (Online Musik Magazine)
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«One rarely experiences opera singers who act so unaffectedly, who give their characters such a believable "Face", who win for their often rigid body language such natural movements that one believes to be in a theatrical play.(...) Camila Ribero-Souza is in the middle of it as Katja, who was torn apart by real feelings and comformism and in the end was swallowed by the waters in a spectacular way. She has shaped her role with bright colours and ready fantastic high notes in the dialogues as well as the subtle lingering moments of the monologue and because of that well appears so convincing, because one can immediately recognise that Boris' athletic physic no longer really appeals to her.»
DAS OPERNglas (2016)
«One can experience in the title-role exactly her, Camila Ribero-Souza, who was nominated as "Singer of the Year" by a Brittish critic in the Poll of the "Opernwelt". (...) Camila Ribero-Souza takes of course the centre of the stage. Her clear smooth soprano touches the heart. Together with her artistic acting expressions, the singer allows Katja's character the whole time to come out as believable.»
thüringer landeszeitung zu "Katja Kabanova" (2016)
«Camila Ribero-Souza's Feldmarschallin was fleshed out with wide-ranging intelligence and affection, growing and altering before one's eyes. This is a voice of colour and skill to be really enjoyed.»
opera now, "Der Rosenkavalier" (2016)
2018Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2018Kálman: Gräfin MarizaCountess Mariza
2018Wagner R.: TannhäuserElisabeth
2018Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraAmelia
2018Wagner R.: TannhäuserElisabeth
2017Wagner R.: TannhäuserElisabeth
2017Wagner R.: Die Meistersinger von NürnbergEva
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannGiulietta
2016Janáček: Kát'a KabanováKatya
2016Strauss R.: CapriccioDie Gräfin Madeleine
2016Strauss J.: Die FledermausRosalinde
2016Strauss J.: Die FledermausRosalinde
2015Kálmán: Die CsárdásfürstinSylva Varescu
2015Kálmán: Die CsárdásfürstinSylva Varescu
2015Janáček: Kát'a KabanováKatya
2015Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGertrud
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2014Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraAmelia
2014Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraAmelia
2014Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Dame
2013Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierDie Feldmarschallin
2013Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2012Kálmán: Die CsárdásfürstinSylva Varescu
2012Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraAmelia
2011Wagner R.: Das LiebesverbotMariana


Camila Ribero-Souza's most recent engagement has been her début in the title-role of Tosca, Puccini, at the Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen, Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner) and Giulietta, in The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) for the same theatre as well as the role of Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus in the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Sieglinde/Gutrune/Wellgunde in Der Ring an einem Abend (Wagner/Loriot) for the Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen.

From February 2018 onwards she will be joining the Ensemble of Soloists of the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, where she will give her house début in April 2018 as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser (Wagner), followed by Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi).

She made her German and European début as Irene in Wagner's Rienzi for the Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen where she was a member of the Ensemble of Soloists for 7 years (2011-2018) and has since then sung the roles of Gräfin Madeleine (R. Strauss' Capriccio) in Meiningen, the title-role in Katja Kabanova the Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen, Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach and Manchester in England, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser in the Wartburgschloss in Eisenach, Feldmarschallin in Der Rosenkavalier for the Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen, the title-role in Gräfin Mariza (Kálmán) for the 
Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen and the Stadttheater Eisenach, Sylva Varescu in Die Csárdásfürstin (Kálmán) for Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen, Landestheater Eisenach, Stadttheater Pforzheim and Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau, Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera for Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen, Stadttheater Pforzheim and for the Landesbühnen Sachsen in Radebeul am Dresden, Countess Almaviva for the Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen, Landestheater Eisenach, Theater Nordhausen, Theater Ruldolstadt, Theater Hof und Theater Bayreuth, the Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia (Britten) for the Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen and Landestheater Eisenach, amongst others.

In October 2014 she was nominated Singer of the Year in
the internationally acclaimed opera magazine OPERNWELT by Tom Sutcliffe
(Opera Now, New Directions; London), for her performance as Marschallin in Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier.

In March 2013 she was awarded with the Ulrich-Bernhard Förderpreis für Junge Künstler 2013, in Meiningen, Germany.
She has participated in masterclasses with Neyde Thomas (Brazil), Rio Novello (Italy), Regina Elena Mesquita (Brazil), Virginia Zeani (Rumania - USA), Ian Storey (UK), Heidi Grant Murphy (USA), Nathalie Stutzmann - France), Rita Contino (Uruguay), Mara Zampieri (Italy), Sir Thomas Allen (UK), Dennis O'Neill (UK) and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (New Zealand/UK), being also a finalist in the IV and VI Maria Callas Brazilian Voice Competition and the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award for Singers.

Future engagements: Elisabeth in Tannhäuser (Wagner) and Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) in Weimar as well as further performances of Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, Tosca, Gräfin Mariza and Giulietta in Tales of Hoffmann in Meiningen.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Tosca Floria Tosca 1 week Das Meininger Theater 2018
Kálman: Gräfin Mariza Countess Mariza 24 hours Das Meininger Theater 2018
Wagner R.: Tannhäuser Elisabeth Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar 2018
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera Amelia Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar 2018
Wagner R.: Tannhäuser Elisabeth Festsaal Wartburgschloss, Eisenach 2018


Ulrich-Burkhardt-Förderpreis für junge Künstler 2013
Singer of the year (nomination at OPERNWELT)