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Raffaele Pe

L’ART DES CASTRATS CHEZ VIVALDI

Raffaele Pe studied singing with Pietro Panzetti, Colin Baldy and Fernando Cordeiro Opa. As a member of the Monteverdi Choir’s Young artists’ program, he worked closely with Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Highly sought after, he recently made his US debut at the Spoleto Festival USA, performing Delio in Veremonda. His important roles include Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Leone in Bajazet by Gasparini, Roberto in Griselda by Vivaldi and Santino in the pastiche Amore siciliano directed by Leonardo García Alarcón. Raffaele is the first countertenor ever invited by the Verona Opera Festival where he performed Carmina Burana directed by Andrea Battistoni.

Recently, he played Hipermestra by Cavalli at the Glyndebourne Festival under the direction of William Christie in a production by Graham Vick, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in several Italian theatres and Arsace in Berenice at the Haendel Festival in Göttingen. He is a regular guest of radio and television stations such as Mezzo, Radio France, BBC and the RSI. He has released recordings with Glossa Music with the La Venexiana and I Turchini ensembles. He recently released his first solo album, The Medici Castrato.