Raffaele Raffio

Raffaele Raffio was born in Benevento in 1987. After completing his school studies and private studies in music theory and piano , in February 2011 he graduated in Opera Singing at the Conservatory of Music " Nicola Sala " of Benevento. In April 2014 he obtained the two-year specialization in opera singing with vote 110 cum Laude.


Upcoming engagements include Ping/Turandot and Bartolo/Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Savonlinna Opera Festival as well as Monterone/Rigoletto at Teatro Petruzelli di Bari.


Recent engagements include Marcello/La Bohème and Ping/Turandot at Puccini Festival Torre del Lago, Morales/Carmen and Germont/La Traviata at Teatro Municipale di Salerno.


In August 2016 he performed the role of Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Gran Teatro Puccini for the Puccini Festival (Conductor:Eddi De Nadai; Director: Vivien Hewitt). In July and August 2016 he performed the role of Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Gran Teatro Puccini for the Puccini Festival (Conductor: Fabio Mastrangelo/Lorenzo Skanderbeg; Director: Marco Scola). In February 2016 he debuted the role of Ping in Puccini’s Turandot at the Theatre Nacional Ruben Darìo in Nicaragua for the first edition of Latin America Puccini’s Festival (Conductor: Alberto Veronesi; Director: Luca Ramacciotti). In May 2016 he debuted the role of Lo zio Bonzo in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Theatre Verdi in Salerno (Conductor: Daniel OREN; Director: Renzo Giacchieri). In April 2016 he debuted the role of Silvio in the opera Pagliacci by Leoncavallo at the Theatre Verdi in Salerno (Conductor: Carmine Pinto; Director: Roberto Canessa). In February 2016 he debuted the role of Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Theatre Nacional Ruben Darìo in Nicaragua for the first edition of Latin America Puccini Festival (Conductor: Jacopo Sipari; Director: Tony Cremonese).


In August 2015 he debuted the role of Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Gran Teatro Puccini for the Puccini Festival (Conductor: Francesco Ivan Ciampa; Director: Renzo Giacchieri) and the role of Michele in Puccini’s Il Tabarro at the Gran Teatro Puccini for the Puccini Festival (Conductor: Massimo Morelli; Director: Daniele De Plano). In April 2015 he performed the role of Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Theatre Abbado in Ferrara (Conductor: Aldo Salvagno; Director: Maria Cristina Osti). In February 2015 he performed the role of Marcello in Puccin’s La Bohème at the Theatre De Micheli in Copparo (Conductor: Mauro Perissinotto; Director: Maria Osti).


In November 2014 he performed the role of Malacarne in the La finta parigina by Domenico Cimarosa at the Opera Nacional de Paris – Bastille (Conductor: Basilio Timpanaro; Director: Gigi Dall’Aglio). In August 2014 he performed the role of Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini at the Roman Theatre in Benevento (Conductor: Francesco Ivan Ciampa: Director: E. Di Muro). In August 2014 he debuted the role of don Giampaolo in Le Astuzie Femminili by Cimarosa at the Theatre Brecht in Teramo (Conductor: M. Caporale; Director: Enrico De Feo). In May 2014 he debuted the role of Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini at the Theatre Savoia in Campobasso (Conductor: Lorenzo Skanderbeg; Director: D. Terreri).


In December 2013 he debuted the role of Guglielmo in Mozart 's Così Fan Tutte at the Esedra Palace in Naples (Conductor: Susanna Pescetti; Director: Filippo Zigante). In November 2013 he performed the role of Marcello in La Bohème by Puccini at the Theatre Gesualdo in Avellino (Conductor: Francesco Ivan Ciampa: Director: E. Di Muro). In September 2013 he debuted the role of Marcello in La Bohème by Puccini at the Roman Theatre in Benevento (Conductor: Francesco Ivan Ciampa: Director: E. Di Muro). On February 2, 2013, he was Belcore in the work of Gaetano Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore on stage at the Theater in May Suita ,Osaka, Japan. On 30 November 2012 and on 22 and 23 February 2013 he debuted role of Malacarne in La Finta Paragina by Domenico Cimarosa, in Naples at the Teatro Trianon (Conductor: P. Acunzo; Director: Gigi Dall’Aglio). On 7 and 9 September 2012, he debuted the role of Belcore in L'Elisir d'amore by Donizetti at the Roman Theatre in Benevento. (Conductor: F. Ivan Ciampa; Director: Emanuele Di Muro). Since 2009 he works at the "Laboratorio Lirico - Orchestral " with the conservatory " Nicola Sala " in the staging of the Salieri’s opera " Prima la musica e poi le parole " in the role of the Poet; " L’italiana in Londra" in the role of Milord by D. Cimarosa at the Teatro Comunale in Benevento and at the Teatro Bibiena in Mantova, thanks to which the whole production is conferred the International Award " Domenico Cimarosa " second edition City of Aversa. He Sing again "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" by G. Rossini in the lead role , Figaro, in the Court Theatre of the Royal Palace in Caserta and in Teatro Comunale in Benevento " Vittorio Emmanuele”. He is a Winner and Runner-up of important and prestigious festivals and contests like " Bengio Festival 2007 ", " International Competition Young Opera Singers - Rosa Ponselle , 2011 - ", " VII International Competition Young Opera Singers City of Basciano 2014", “Puccini Award 2015”.