Biography

Biography


Originally from Mérida, Venezuela, Rodrigo Sosa Dal Pozzo is a countertenor and conductor based in Scandinavia. He holds degrees from several reputable European institutions. At the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, he completed his masters in Early Music Singing under the tutelage of Susanne Rydén. He pursued further master's studies in Opera Performance at the Opera College in Stockholm while studying with Erik Årman. Previously, he obtained his bachelor's degree in Conducting at the Kunstuniversität Graz, as a student of Johannes Prinz.

Rodrigo's engagements have included collaborations with the Royal Opera of Stockholm, Staatsoper Hannover, Theater Confidencen, Piteå Kammaropera,

Theater an der Wien, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Berwaldhallen, Festival Bach de Lutry, Festival Bach de Gran Canaria, Festival della Valle d'tria, among others.

An accomplished interpreter of alto castrato roles, Rodrigo specializes in operatic literature originally written for the castrato Senesino. Due to his blend of chest and head registers, which allows him to undertake tenorino - tenore contraltino roles of Italian "seicento,"  he has performed such roles as Apollo in Cavalli's Apollo e Dafne, Ottone and Arnalta in Monteverdi's L'incoronazzione di Poppea, Flammiro in Cesti's Nozze in Sogno, and French Baroque concert repertoire. "Pure Haute-Contre," Rodrigo's debut album, focuses exclusively on this particular voice type. 

Rodrigo is equally proficient in contemporary repertoire and has created five operatic roles, written exclusively for his voice. His concert repertory includes a vast variety of oratorio pieces, sacred and profane cantatas, art songs, lute songs, and contemporary music.

Recently, he has been the recipient of over 10 awards in various international singing competitions, such as Alfredo Kraus, Miriam Helin, Renata Tebaldi, Francisco Viñas, among others. As a guest conductor, Rodrigo has worked with numerous professional vocal ensembles in Europe, and regularly offers recitals as a performer and conductor with his own Baroque ensemble. In 2020, he was appointed as Conducting Instructor at the Music Conservatory in Tromsø, Norway. Private teaching, coaching - both singing and conducting -, leading workshops as well as amateur composing and arranging complement his work on stage.

 




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