José Pazos is born in Irún, Spain. He made his elementary studies in his city music school before going to the French conservatoires in Bayonne and later in Orleans.
In 1998 he is engaged by the Grand Théâtre de Tours, in France like professional choir member, and in 2000 he is re-engaged by the prestigious Grand Théâtre de Genève, in Switzerland.
Since 1998 José Pazos has been asked to sing a lot of second roles in both Opera houses, like Arbace (Idomeneo), Albazar (Il Turco in Italia), Aubry (Mariah di Rohan), Parpignol (La Bohème) or Gastone (La Traviata) among others.
All these engagements helped him to find the way for a step further in his career, and in 2002 he makes his premiere as principal soloist at the Saint Moritz Festival with the role of Alfredo in La Traviata.
After this successful experience, José Pazos has mixed his work at the Geneva Opera House with some of the most beautiful parts of the operatic repertoire, like...
Rodolfo (La Bohème; Dublin, Waterford, Loughcrew Opera Festival, Geneva and Divonne), Babylas (Mr. Choufleuri, Geneva) Bertrando (L’Inganno Felice, Geneva), Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana, Dublin and Belfast; sung in English) El Ciego in the Zarzuela “Pan y Toros” in Lausanne, Don José in Bizet’s Carmen in Belfast, Tragedie de Carmen in Geneva, St. Julien en Genevois and Lancy, Pat/Number2/ Invisible Man in Chin’s Alice in Wonderland, Patacha in Chabrier’s L’Etoile, Baron Cascade in Die Lustige Witwein Geneva at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, ,Alfred in Die Fledermaus at the Loughcrew Opera Festival (sung in English), Lord Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lamermoor in Irun, Romeo in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette in Geneva, Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon in Geneva, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in Geneva, Bastien und Bastienne in Geneva and Tannay, Gaillardin (Eisenstein) in the French version of Die fledermaus in Fribourg with the Praga Philharmonic Orchestra, he was Werther in Geneva’s Alhambra, Don Sebastiano in Don Sebastiano re di Portogalo at the Victoria Hall, Canio in I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, and most recently Alfredo in La Traviata at the BFM in Geneva.
As Oratorio singer, he sings the Misa Criolla y La Navidad Nuestra (Ramírez) many times every year in Switzerland and Germany, the Mozart’s Requiem in Geneva and Lausanne, the Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle, the Misa en Do M by Beethoven, the Nelsonmesse by Haydn, the Misa pro Defunctis by F.Von Suppé, Rejoice of the lamb by Britten with the Geneva Opera House choir, Misa di Gloria by Puccini in Morges,Gex, Divonne, Basel, Frick and Geneva, the Verdi Requiem at the Rochester Cathedral (UK), Clermont-Ferrand, Thiers (Fr) and in a tournée in the Island of La Réunion, Obadja - Ahab in Mendelssohn’s Elias in Frick and Basel, or Soutrinka in Dogora in Geneva.
José Pazos has done a big number of recitals too, with different orchestras, in places like the Hotel de Ville, the Grand Thèâtre, Temple de la Fusterie, Auditoire Calvin, La Société Nautique de genève, the Teatro Principal de Santiago de Compostela, or the Victoria Hall in Genève, as well as in the prestigious hotels Culloden, Stormont and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, The Merrion in Dublin, and in Ennis Golfclub in Ireland.