ABOUT – RAPHAËLE GREEN

STAGE & NEWS

Green is particularly fond of opera. This season, she will join the stages of Opera Zuid in the Netherlands, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, La Monnaie and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen. She will sing Gertrude in Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, der Trommler in Ullmann’s der Kaiser von Atlantis, Suor Dolcina and the Seconda Sorella Conversa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and will be one of the soloists in Mozart’s Concert Arias. Raphaële is delighted by these roles.

 

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.


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, and the Palm Beach Opera in Florida.

In 2019/2020, she was part of the Flanders Opera’s Young Soloists ensemble.

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.

Photo: Gaël Bros
L'Homme de la Mancha / Antonia

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.

Masterclasse avec Georg Nigl : Hugo Segers
Carmen. Photo: Hugo Segers

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.

 

Elle part ensuite se perfectionner aux Etats-Unis, où elle intègre le studio vocal de Mrs. Marilyn Mims à West Palm Beach. Elle y reste cinq mois et chante avec le Palm Beach Opera.

 

En Belgique, elle est membre de la MMAcademy, académie des Jeunes du Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie de Bruxelles. En 2017, elle devient MMAcadamy Laureate.

Lever du Rideau – Mozartiade. Photo: Gaël Bros

REPERTOIRE

COMPOSER
OPERA
ROLE
Bizet G.CarmenTitle role
Britten B. The little sweepMrs. Baggott
Dvorak A.RusalkaKitchenboy / Third Spirit
Gounod C.Roméo et JulietteGertrude
Janacek L.Tagebuch eines VerschollenenZefka
Massenet J.CendrillonLe Prince charmant
Mozart W.A.Cosi fan tutte
Lucio Silla (revisited shortened version)
Dorabella
Cecilio
Offenbach J.La vie parisienneMetella
Piazzolla A.Maria de Buenos AiresTitle role (also available on CD, label Antartica, 2018)
Poulenc F.Dialogues des CarmélitesMère Jeanne de l'Enfant Jésus
Strauss. RAriadne auf NaxosDryade
Wagner R.LohengrinEdelknabe
Weil K.Der JasagerDie Mutter

COMPOSER
WORK
 
Berio M.Folk Songs
Brahms J.Zwei Gesänge (opus 91)
Calmel R.Pénélope
Dallapiccola L.Parole de San Paulo
De Falla M.Siete canciones populares españolas
McNeff S.Image in Stone
Mendelssohn F.Sech Lieder (opus 63)
Pärt A.Stabat Mater
Poulenc F.Banalités
Ravel M.Shéhérazade
Respighi O.Il Tramonto

Oratoria

Händel G.F.Dixit Dominus
Israël in Egypt
The Messiah
Haydn J.Missa in Tempore Belli – Paukenmesse
Requiem
Mendelssohn F.Te Deum
Mozart W.A.Requiem
Pergolesi G.B.Magnificat
Vivaldi A.Gloria D-Dur