Mourning for a Wagner soprano, 64

Mourning for a Wagner soprano, 64


norman lebrecht

July 30, 2022

The outstanding dramatic soprano Laura De Souza has died, her agent reports.

A Brazilian, she was a member of the Staatstheater Kassel ensemble from 1991 to 1997 and of the Deutsches Nationalteather Weimar from 1997 to 1998 before embarking on an international career and becoming a public favourite in Rio de Janeiro.

She obtained a PhD with a thesis on ”Yoga and singing voice: application of Yoga techniques in vocal pedagogy’.



  • amazonian says:

    I would guess that, being a Brazilian and working as a regular member of German opera houses, that was already an international career.
    As to then becoming a public favorite in Rio, she would not have been the first to reach fame at home only after starting a career abroad.
    As the old saying goes, home saints make no miracles.