Raphaela Mangan - Opera Singer | Dublin, Leinster(10 Reviews)
Based In: Dublin, Leinster
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Classical Singer & Recording Artist
Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre, Galas, Concerts & Corportate Events.
Raphaela graduated top of her year with a record-breaking First Class Honours Degree from the Conservatory of Music and Drama, DIT, under the tutelage of Anne-Marie O'Sullivan, where she was awarded the Michael McNamara Gold Medal for performance and the DIT Academic Gold Medal. She furthered her studies in Belgium where she graduated top of her year with a distinction from Flanders Opera Studio.
Her singing career has taken her internationally where to date she has toured & performed roles such as: ‘Bradamante’ from Alcina, ‘Ottavia' from L’incoronazione di Poppea, ‘Marcelina' fr ... om The Marriage of Figaro, ‘Genevieve’ from Pelleas et Melisande, ‘Idamante’ from Idomeneo, ‘Glasha' & ‘Varvara’ from Katya Kabanova, ‘Buttercup’ from HMS Pinafore and Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd.
In her homeland, Raphaela has performed the roles such as: ‘Cherubino’ in The Marriage of Figaro and ‘Orfeo’ in Orfeo ed Euridice with Glasthule Opera in the Pavilion Theatre, ‘Bianca’ in The Rape of Lucretia with IYO in Wexford Opera House, ‘3rd Sprite’ in Rusalka with Lyric Opera in the Gaiety Theatre and ‘Tessa’ in The Gondoliers with the RTE Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall.
A regular on the concert platform, some of Raphaela’s most noted performances are: numerous lunchtime recitals for RTE Lyric FM with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and Elgar's Sea Pictures with RTE Concert Orchestra for RTE Lyric FM live from the National Concert Hall stage. She also gave a Handel commemorative concert with Our Lady’s Choral Society in Smock Alley and has sung in various Opera Galas and Concerts internationally such as: Opera Plus Recitals, Portugal and the Leran Music Festival, France or closer to home in venues such the NCH/John Field Room, Pavilion Theatre, Hugh Lane, St. Iberius’ and the Freemason’s Hall.
No stranger in the field of oratorio Raphaela's performances include: the alto solo in Handel’s Messiah, alto solo in Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and in Mendelssohn's St. Paul in the National Concert Hall with Our Lady’s Choral Society and with RTE CO for RTE Lyric FM. The alto solo in Mozart's Vespers, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass with Wicklow Choral Society, Carlow Choral Society and Tallaght Choral Society at the National Concert hall. The alto solo in The Armed Man & Peacemakers with Our Lady’s Choral Society, NCH, the alto solo in the Durufle Requiem with Carlow Choral Society, the ‘Angel’ from The Dream of Gerontius with the Goethe Institute and the alto solo in Verdi’s Requiem for the opening gala of the International Choral Festival in City Hall, Cork. She has also gone on tour with the Irish Baroque Orchestra performing Handel’s Messiah and the works of Bach and Telemann.
Raphaela most recently sung the role of ‘Carmen’ in Bizet’s Carmen in the Cork Opera House and the alto solo in Verdi’s Requiem for the opening gala of the International Choral Festival in City Hall, Cork.
Reviews (10 Reviews)
Awarded the "Prize for Excellence" from OperaPlus, Portugal.
Awarded the Michael McNamara Gold Medal for Outstanding Performance for BMus Degree at the Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin.
Awarded the Award for Academic Excellence for BMus Degree at the Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin.
Awarded the Thomas Moore Festival Bursary, National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Won: Mezzo Soprano Solo, Dramatic Cup & Bursary, Dermot Troy Trophy, Vincent O'Brien Cup and the Oliver O'Brien Bursary at the Feis Ceoil, RDS, Dublin.
Won: Marjorie Courtney Rosebowl - Musical Theatre, French Song Medal, ... Ruth Mervyn - Contemporary Aria, La Scala - Operatic Aria, Leo Maguire Cup - Irish Song, Gold Medal - Recital at the conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin.
Awarded the Opera Bear Award for Best Supporting Role in Opera, Wexford Opera House.
Twice was Awarded the Permanent TSB High Achievers Award for best Grade Exam result from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.
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