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Raphaela Mangan - Opera Singer | Dublin, Leinster

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Country: Ireland
Based In: Dublin, Leinster
Performs: Worldwide
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International, Award Winning and Critically Acclaimed Mezzo Soprano. Specialising in Opera, Oratorio, Concert & Musical Theatre.
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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 ...

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Raphaela Mangan - Opera Singer - Dublin, Leinster Event Location: Cork Opera House, Ireland 23rd September 2017
"Mezzo soprano Raphaela Mangan gave a superb performance in the title role, showing the necessary strength and wilfulness of the gypsy girl, as well as rendering such popular arias as the Habanera with a haunting quality that drew spontaneous applause from the audience"
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Raphaela Mangan - Opera Singer - Dublin, Leinster Event Location: The National Concert Hall, Dublin
“Mangan’s phrasing and annunciation is impeccable. Her confident portrayal of these works illustrates her musical understanding of such repertoire” “Mangan handles such complicated music quite naturally. Her dynamic range is solid and effective, whilst her virtually pitch-perfect recollection of each song is commendable” “Mangan’s portrayal of Britten’s Give him this Orchid is particularly noteworthy. Flickers of her charisma and acting potential emerge as she dramatically, yet tastefully, grabs on to the half-masted piano lid. The sultry lower notes of the score are perfectly balanced against the powerful arching upper melodies” “each work is intelligently measured and performed with believable sincerity. Much to the delight of the appreciative audience"
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Raphaela Mangan - Opera Singer - Dublin, Leinster Event Location: The National Concert Hall, Dublin
“one of the loveliest contralto voices of all time” “most moving of all was the unaccompanied rendering of 'Blow the Wind Southerly'. I felt in sore need of a handkerchief after that”
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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, ...

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