Theodora Raftis

Theodora Raftis

Coloratura Soprano

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«Theodora's voice is crystal clear, light and flexible. She completely enchants audiences with her captivating personality and she makes everything around her seem secondary.»
REVIZOR (2018)
«Theodora Raftis is a soprano with a career already well underway, and this was verified with her vocal ability and dazzling presence.»
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«“THEODORA'S dynamic performance captivated us. Without a doubt, she is a talented actress and comedian.”»
MEZEI NEZO (2018)
2018Mozart: Der SchauspieldirektorMademoiselle Silberklang
2018Salieri: Prima la musica e poi le paroleTonina
2018Bach J.S.: Mass, BWV 232, B minorSoprano #1
2018Handel: OresteErmione
2018Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2018Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2018Mozart: IdomeneoIlia
2017Haydn: Die JahreszeitenHanne
2016Cesti: OronteaLa Filosofia
2016Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito, K 621Servilia
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2015Handel: Theodora Overture, HWV 68Theodora
2014Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesBlanche De La Force
2014Orff: Carmina BuranaSoprano
2014Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, D minorSoprano Soloist
2014Sondheim: A Little Night MusicAnne Egerman
2013Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18Soprano
2012Weill: Street SceneGreta Fiorentino
2011Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannOlympia

Bio


Theodora Raftis is a coloratura soprano from Cyprus.

She is a part-time member of the Opera Studio Opera Fuoco in Paris from 2017 to 2019. In addition, she is studying Master's in Opera at Vienna's University of Music & Performing Arts, under the guidance of Claudia Visca, supported by the A.G. Leventis Scholarship.

She has won numerous awards, some of which include 2nd Prize in the International Singing Competition József Simándy 2016; Finalist in the International Singing Competition Éva Marton 2016; 1st Prize in the Edward Brooks English Song Prize 2014; 2nd Prize in the Mario Lanza Opera Prize 2014; and the Joseph Weingarten Scholarship 2014.

Her concert engagements include works by Bach, Haydn, Händel, Britten, Orff, Fauré and Rutter. Whereas some of the roles she has portrayed include Ermione (Oreste), Theodora (Theodora), Mademoiselle Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Ilia (Idomeneo), Despina (Così fan tutte), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito), Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Blanche de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) and Greta Fiorentino (Street Scene).

Her musical theatre engagements include songs from The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Whistle Down the Wind, Tell Me on a Sunday, the operetta Candide and many more.

Theodora has participated in masterclasses with renowned artists such as Teodor Currentzis, Éva Marton, Sumi Jo, Barbara Bonney, Felicity Lott, Júlia Hamari, Michael Chance, Jenny Drivala and Marco Balderi.

As well as having performed in some of Hungary’s most prestigious venues, she has also made solo appearances in many other countries in Europe and on tour in China. Notable engagements include the Budapest Spring Festival, London Festival of Baroque Music and the Modern World Premiere of M. Haydn's Kaiser Constantin I. Feldzug und Sieg (to be released on CD).

Highlights of this season include a world tour with conductor Martin Haselböck with performances in Musikverein Vienna, Los Angeles and Mexico City; and a world tour with conductor David Stern with performances in the Philharmonie de Paris, Shanghai Symphony Hall and Bachfest Leipzig with acclaimed artists Andreas Scholl, Laurent Naouri, Markus Werba and the Tölzer Boys’ Choir. She also reprises the role of Despina (Così fan tutte) in the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich with Kammeroper München.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit her website www.theodoraraftis.com.











































































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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor Mademoiselle Silberklang 1 week Opera Fuoco (Paris) 2018
Salieri: Prima la musica e poi le parole Tonina 1 week Opera Fuoco (Paris) 2018
Bach J.S.: Mass, BWV 232, B minor Soprano #1 24 hours Opera Fuoco, Paris 2018
Handel: Oreste Ermione 1 week University of Music Vienna 2018
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Despina 24 hours Komische Kammeroper Munchen (Germany) 2018

Awards

A.G. LEVENTIS SCHOLARSHIP
2018
a.g. leventis scholarship
2018
SECOND PRIZE INTERNATIONAL SINGING COMPETITION JÓZSEF SIMÁNDY
2018
FINALIST INTERNATIONAL SINGING COMPETITION ÉVA MARTON
2018
JOSEPH WEINGARTEN SCHOLARSHIP
2018
FIRST PRIZE EDWARD BROOKS ENGLISH SONG PRIZE
2018
SECOND PRIZE MARIO LANZA OPERA PRIZE
2018