Studies & Training
After studying Political Sciences at the University of Louvain (UCL), she continued her training in Classical Singing at the Institut supérieur de Musique Et de Pédagogie of Namur (IMEP). She graduated with high honours in 2014, in the class of Elise Gäbele, Ana Camelia Stefanecsu, Françoise Viatour and Benoît Giaux. In 2015, she joined the European Vocal Department where she continued her training in Lyric Art, notably with Patrick Leterme and Benoît Mernier.
Then, she left for the United States, where she continued to improve herself by joining the vocal studio of Mrs. Marilyn Mims in West Palm Beach, Florida. She stayed there for five months and sung with the Palm Beach Opera.
In Belgium, she is a member of the MMAcademy, a youth academy of the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie in Brussels. In 2017, she became MMAcademy Laureate.
Masterclasses & Prizes
True to her passion, she has participated in numerous masterclasses with personalities such as Anna Caterina Antonacci, Karine Deshayes, José Van Dam, Alain Garichot, Angelika Kirchschlager, Malcom Martineau, Elena Pantrakova, Nora Gubisch, Alain Altinoglu, Georg Nigl, Sami Kustaloglu, Noëlle Barker, Margarida Natividade, Ludovic de San and Zeno Popescu. She is currently perfecting in Paris with dramatic soprano Christine Schweitzer.
Raphaële has won several prizes in various vocal competitions in Belgium and abroad. In 2011, she won the third prize in the contest « Les Nouveaux Talents de l’Art Lyrique » of Ans, Belgium. She was First Prize and Public Prize at the Verviers « Prix Jacques Dôme » singing competition in 2012. In 2015, she won the First Prize, the Audience Prize and the « Summer Mosan » Special Prize in the International Competition Chant Bell’Arte in Braine-L’Alleud, Belgium. In the same year, she was also awarded at the International Festival of Anniviers Festival in Switzerland. In the United States, she won the First Prize at the Gold Coast Chapter NATS Auditions in Miami, Florida, and the Second Prize at the Southeastern United States Regional Auditions in Deland, Florida. Back in Belgium, she won the First Prize at the International Music Competition « Triompe de l’Art » in Brussels, and the Klassiek Centraal award.
Stage & News
Green is particularly fond of opera. During the 2019/2020 season, she will join the soloist ensemble of the Flemish Opera (Opera Ballet Vlaanderen). She will perform the roles of Die Mutter in “Der Jasager” by Kurt Weill, the Kitchen Boy and the 3rd Nymph of the Forest in Antonin Dvorak’s “Rusalka”, Mangel, Mater Gloriosa and Mulier Samaritana in “Szenen aus Goethes Faust” by Robert Schumann as well as the mezzo soprano solo in “Scheherazade” by Maurice Ravel.
One can discover her voice in the recording of Astor Piazzolla’s “Maria de Buenos Aires” with the ensemble ZVEZDOLIKI where she sings the title role. The CD was released by the label Antarctica in October 2018 and was widely applauded by the music press (available here).
With great authenticity and an innate gift for the stage, Raphaële is quickly noticed and invited by the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, the Flemish Opera, and the Palm Beach Opera in Florida. Her repertoire includes: Carmen (Bizet), Prince Charmant (“Cendrillon” by Massenet), Metella (“La Vie Parisenne” by Offenbach), Mrs. Baggott (“The Little Sweep” by Britten), Mother Jeanne of the Holy Child Jesus (“Dialogues des Carmélites” by Poulenc) and one of the Edelknaben (“Lohengrin” by Wagner). She has worked with renowned conductors such as Alain Altinoglu, Bassem Akiki, Evelino Pido, David Stern, Antonio Fogliani, Guy Van Waas, and stage directors such as Ivo Van Hove, Damiano Michieletto, Olivier Py, John de los Santos, Michael De Cock, Junior Mthombeni and Àlex Ollé.
At ease in the most diverse repertoires, the artist is regularly invited to perform worldwide with both early and contemporary music ensembles. As of example, the company TRANSPARANT invited her to sing Zefka in Janacek’s “Diary of One who Disappeared” in a staging by Ivo van Hove at the Flemish Opera. She is also currently participating in the musical “Man of la Mancha” in the role of Antonia, a production carried by the Royal Flemish Theater (KVS), La Monnaie & the Theater of Liège. More information on this tour here.