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Raphaëlle has a solid background in classical singing from the Montreal University Music Faculty, a college diploma in piano, training in acting and ballet (Grands Ballets Canadiens). The flamboyant and audacious coloratura soprano has developed a refined mastery of the repertoire for lyric heroines such as Marie in Donizetti’s «La Fille du Régiment» and Olympia in Offenbach’s «The Tales of Hoffmann» which she performed at Opéra Théâtre de Rimouski, Violetta in Verdi’s «La Traviata», Rosina in Rossini’s «Il Barbiere di Siviglia» and «Armida» in which her Toronto appearance in the title role was qualified by the reviewer as … ‘breathtaking’.
Her repertoire includes the following roles: Marguerite de Valois in «Les Huguenots» performed with Opera in Concert in Toronto, Oscar in «Un ballo in maschera» at Opéra de Québec, Nella in «Gianni Schicchi» at Opéra de Montréal, Adele in «Die Fledermaus» at the Vermont International Opera Festival, Frasquita in «Carmen», Missia and Nadia in «The Merry Widow» and the Fairy in Viardot’s «Cendrillon».
From 2004 - 2016, Raphaëlle is the embodiment of Cristal in the operatic version of Luc Plamondon’s rock opera « Starmania » which was presented at Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec during the Québec Summer Music Festival and the production was also presented on tour in Asia and Europe.
Recently she presented her new show «R» on tour throughout Quebec and created the refreshing and glittering duo voice and guitar, Raphaëlle et Francis, who have already done more than a hundred concerts.
Raphaëlle is a regularly invited guest soloist in repertoire which includes: Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne with the Orchestre Metropolitain du Grand Montréal conducted by Yannick Nézet Séguin, Faure’s Requiem, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Exultate Jubilate, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, A. Honegger’s King David, T. Dubois’s Seven Last Words of Christ conducted by Maestro Lavigueur, St-Saëns Christmas Oratorio, Rossini’s «Stabat Mater» with the Orchestre de Chambre des Seigneuries and numerous recitals, opera, Viennese and Broadway music concerts around Canada, Europe and Tunisia. She has performed with several orchestras such as the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra, Longueuil Symphony Orchestra, the Lanaudiere Sinfonia Orchestra conducted by Maestro Laforest, and many more.
Raphaelle is a winner of numerous prizes such as a Scholarship from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation and the Music and Youth Canada Foundation, the French Music of Canada competition, the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques competition and the canadian final of the prestigious Altamura/Caruso International Voice Competition (2011).
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