- Cavalli’s Ipermetra (Liceo), Glyndebourne Festival, W.Christie/G.Wick 2017
- Veneziano’s Passio Secundum Johannem (Evangelista) Antonio Florio/Cappella Neapolitana 2018
- Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), tournée italiana, F.Cilluffo/E.De Capitani 2016
- Handel’s Belshazzar (Cyrus), Oslo – O.Dantone, Accademia Bizantina 2016
- Handel’s Berenice (Arsace), Göttingen International Handel Festival, David Bates 2016
- Handel’s Messiah, Prague Rudolfinum, Dresden, Václav Luks/Collegium 1704, 2016
- Orff’s Carmina Burana, Fondazione Arena di Verona, dir. A.Battistoni
- Cavalli’s Veremonda (Delio), Spoleto Festival USA, Aaron Carpenè/S. Vizioli
- Gasparini ’s Bajazet (Leone), Barga Teatro Festival, dir. Carlo Ipata
- Monterverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea (Ottone) tournée Japan, C.Cavina La Venexiana
Presented by the critics among the up&coming Italian artists in the operatic scene (L’Opera 2016), Raffaele’s versatile voice embraces a repertoire that spans from the Recitar Cantando to the later operatic works of the XVIII Century. Born in Italy, he started his studies in singing and organ when he was a chorister in Lodi Cathedral, under Pietro Panzetti. He continued his training in Bologna with Fernando Cordeiro Opa, attending masterclasses with James Bowman, Sarah Walker, and Sonia Prina.
Raffaele collaborates with many leading conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul McCreesh, René Jacobs, Nicholas McGegan, Vaclav Luks, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Andrea Battistoni, Antonio Florio, Claudio Cavina.
Recent highlights include his American debut at Spoleto Festival USA, as Delio in the modern time premiere of Cavalli’s Veremonda directed by Stefano Vizioli, Iarba in Vinci’s La Didone abbandonata in Florence at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Ipata, Colonna), and Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona under the direction of Elio De Capitani and Ferdinando Bruni.
Raffaele’s discography encompasses numerous baroque rarities including Cavalli’s lesser-known operatic duets recorded with La Venexiana and The Medici Castrato dedicated to the life and career of Gualberto Magli at the time of Claudio Monteverdi. His performances have been broadcasted by some major radio stations and televisions, including BBC, MezzoTV, Culturebox, Radio France, RAI, RSI, ORF, WDR, and DRK.
Last edit February 2017