Libuse Santorisova was born on July 2nd 1984 in Prague. From when she was a child, she studies violin, flute and piano at music school in Milevsko. She made her stage debut very young singing Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (2002). After Mirella Freni’s Masterclass in 2004 she moved to Italy to finish her studies on the stage of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. From 2013 she is taking part at Opera studio of Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Renata Scotto. Libuse is currently studing privately with soprano Barbara Bonney. 2000-2007 Conservatory of Music Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. 2004-2008 Opera stage – Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Italy. 2013-2015 Opera studio Accademia Santa Cecilia Roma – Renata Scotto, Anna Vandi, Cesare Scarton.
Vocal Training: Barbara Bonney 2017-2018 Salzburg, Austria, David Jones 2014 -2017 NYC, USA, Mauro Trombetta 2004-2009 Teatro dell’Opera, Rome, Italy.
Masterclasses: Brian Zeger (Metropolitan opera New York) , Mariella Devia, Mirella Freni, Renata Scotto, Peter Dvorsky.
Competitions and awards
Winner of Italian TV talent show “Work in talent” Roma 2014
Winner of Verdi contest (Awarded by Mirella Freni) Modena 2013; Winner of Bel canto price , Czech republic, 2013; Winner of Rome festival contest , 2009 Rome; Winner of Singing completition of Domenico Cimarosa, Florence 2009; Winner of Singing completition of Domenico Cimarosa , Florence 2007; Winner of 2nd Prize at London competition of music, vocal category, London 2007; Winner of 2nd Medaille at UFAM singing competition, Paris 2007; Finalist of Lauri- Volpi contest (2nd in youth session) Latina 2008.
From her debut she has sung in several opera-houses around the world debuting a large wide of principal roles and getting important feed-back from critics, audience, conductor and stage directors. Among those is important to mention: Pokrovsky Opera House in Moscow, the State Opera of Jerusalem, Sofia opera house, State opera Stara Zagora,Varna Festival center hall, New York Lyric Opera, Carnegie Hall, the leading opera house in Romania, Timisoara Opera, the Rome Opera Festival and Orvieto summer festival. Libuse Santorisova is also performing in Concert and Recitals in Paris, Frankfurt, Hannover, Skopje, Munich, Busseto under the patronage of Verdi Festival, and others. Her versatility let her singing in Czech, Slovak, Polish, Italian, French, English, German, Russian meanwhile she speaks currently Czech, Italian, English, German and French and basic Russian.
Libuse Santorisova has debuted had for this reason has in her repertoire the following roles:
W.A.Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Countess
Magic flute:Pamina, La finta giardiniera: Sandrina, Don Giovanni: Donna Anna , Donna Elvira, Cosi fan tutte: Fiordiligi, La Traviata: Violetta, Il Trovatore: Leonora, Don Carlo: Elisabetta, La Boheme: Mimi, Musetta, La Rondine: Magda, Madama Butterfly: Cio cio San, Turandot: Liu, Gianni Schicchi: Lauretta, Carmen : Micaela, Frasquita, Eugene Onegin: Tatiana, R. Wagner: Die Walkure: Sieglinde, D. Cimarosa: Impresario in angustie : Fiordispina.