Soprano Renée Sousa is a multifaceted performer who is at home on both the operatic and concert stage. She made her debut with Los Angeles Opera as Lolette in La Rondine and sang the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah with California Opera. She has also appeared as Mimì in La bohèmefor Arizona Opera, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the Santa Barbara Grand Opera, and Alexandra in Opera Pacific’s production of Marc Blitzstein’s Regina at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Other operatic engagements include the roles of Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel, and Serpina in Pergolesi’s La serva padrona.
Renee Sousa’s activities on the concert stage include an appearance with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall in a unique concert exploring the influence of classical on popular music. She performed Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Los Angeles Symphonic Camerata and was featured as a soloist in the William Hall Master Chorale’s presentation of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. Among other works, she has performed solos with Asian American Philharmonic, Stockton Symphony, and Santa Cecilia orchestra. Ms. Sousa has appeared as the guest soloist in “The Magic of John Philip Sousa” with Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and, yes, they are related.