Raffaele Pe

Countertenor
representation zone: General Management – World

HighLights

- Vinci’s Didone abbandonata (Jarba), Opera Firenze, C.Ipata/D. Colonna 2017

- Cavalli’s Ipermestra (Linceo), 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

BIOGRAPHY 

 

“…a rising star among a new generation of top-ranking countertenors…” Robert Turnbull, Opera Now

“…Raffaele Pe’s bright, unforced countertenor gave a youthful virile spirit…” Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

 

Born in Italy, Raffaele Pe started his vocal and organ studies at the Lodi Cathedral where he was a chorister, working under Pietro Panzetti. He continued his training in London with Colin Baldy, and in Bologna with Fernando Cordeiro Opa. Raffaele as a member of the Monteverdi Choir’s Young artists’ program working closely with Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Very much on demand, Raffaele has recently made his US debut at the Spoleto Festival USA, interpreting the leading male role of Delio in the premiere of Cavalli’s Veremonda, alongside with Vivica Genaux. Other highlights include Ottone L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi in Tokyo and at the Schwetzingen Theater, Leone Bajazet by Gasparini for the Barga Opera Festival, Roberto Griselda by Vivaldi working with British conducted David Bates, and Santino in the pasticcio Amore Siciliano working with Leonardo Alarcon. Raffaele is the first countertenor ever invited by the Verona Opera Festival where he performed Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana under Andrea Battistoni in the Arena di Verona.

Engagements this season and beyond include Linceo Ipemestra by Cavalli for Glyndebourne Summer festival, conducted by William Christie and directed by Graham Vick, Oberon Midsummer night’s Dream by Britten at the Cremona Teatro Ponchielli, Brescia Teatro Grande, Teatro Sociale di Como, Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Pavia Teatro Fraschini and Teatro Municipale di Reggio Emilia. Other plans see Raffaele Pe sing Arsace Berenice at the Göttingen International Handel Festival.

 

Other major collaborations with leading conductors include Paul McCreesh, René Jacobs, Nicholas McGegan, Vaclav Luks, Christophe Coin, Antonio Florio, and Claudio Cavina.

Also present on the radio and television on a regular basis, Raffaele appears on the BBC, MezzoTV, Culturebox, Radio France, RAI, RSI, ORF, NDR, Antena2 and Polskie Radio.

 

For the label Glossa, Raffaele recently released his first solo recording The Medici Castrato, which received a critical acclaim. The recording toured in major European venues to include the Berlin Philharmonie, Bologna Festival and Festival MITO Milan.

Recently released “Sospiri d’AmoreOperatic solo & duets by Cavalli with La Venexiana, and the evangelist in Veneziano’s John Passion with I Turchini of Antonio Florio, both for Glossa. Raffaele also appears in other recordings for Harmonia Mundi, Arcana, Resonus Classics and ORF.

Presented by the critics among the up and coming Italian artists of the operatic scene (L’Opera), Raffaele’s versatile and expressive voice embraces a repertoire that spans from the recitar cantando to the contemporary operatic works.

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