Alberto Sousa was born in Madeira, Portugal, in 1983.
He has recently finished the GSMD Opera Course, studying with Laura Sarti, and was kindly supported by the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers.
Before moving to London, Alberto graduated in Music (Voice - Performance and Teaching) at Universidade de Aveiro with António Salgado.
He won the first prize at the "3º Prémio José Augusto Alegria" for young singers in 2009.
Alberto was a student of the 2011 edition of the Solti Te Kanawa Accademia di Bel Canto (STKA), where he studied with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Thomas Allen and prepared the roles of Nemorino, Ramiro and Almaviva with Jonathan Papp (RAM) and Corradina Caporello (Juilliard).
Main operatic roles: Monostatos Die Zauberflöte Mozart, Orfée Orfée aux Enfers Offenbach, Macheath Die Dreigroschenoper Kurt Weill, Gherardo Gianni Schicchi Puccini, Boy 1 Trouble in Tahiti Bernstein, Witch Hansel and Gretel Humperdinck, Leandro La Spinalba Almeida, Kaspar Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti, LAumonier Les Dialogues des Carmelites Poulenc, Beppe Rita Donizetti.
Main oratorio roles: Te Deum Charpentier, Te Deum Bruckner, Messa Regina Caeli Pietro Yon, Messe in G Schubert, Missa in Angustiis "Nelson Mass", Missa Cellensis CecilienMass, The Creation Haydn, Kronungsmesse Mozart, Oratorio de Noël Saint Saëns, Petite Messe Solennelle, Stabat Mater Rossini, Magnificat Bach, St. Paul Mendelssohn, The Messiah Haendel, Mass in F Heinichen (UK premiere).
Contemporary music premieres: CeciliaLieder Nuno Jacinto, Natércia Sara Carvalho, Spilt Milk Tim Burke.
Future engagements: Together with other former STKA students, Alberto was recently invited to record a CD of Italian songs produced by Jonathan Papp and Richard Bonynge, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti. Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi, with Fulham Opera.
Percy, Anna Bolena, with Opera Seria.
Alberto is a founding member of the early music ensembles Regina Pacis and EBA. He also edited an early 19th century Vespers cycle by Marcos Portugal, studying classical/early romantic ornamentation and the continuo-obbligato evolution process.