Raphaela Papadakis

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Soprano

Location: London

Website: www.raphaelapapadakis.com

London-born soprano Raphaela Papadakis recently made her professional debut at Garsington Opera, which was singled out as "the most attractive performance" of the show (Financial Times). Since then, she has performed with the Royal Opera House (cover Nymph, Orfeo), Independent Opera (Anna, Biedermann and the Arsonists), and the Berlin State Opera (cover Branghien, Le vin herbe).

A Samling and CMF Artist, Raphaela has made her recital debut at Carnegie Hall, following an Artist Residency at the Banff Centre, Canada. She is an alumna of the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival, Chicago, and is a Countess of Munster Recital Scheme Artist and a Making Music Young Concert Artist. Raphaela is the 1st prize winner of the National Mozart Competition, the Clonter Opera and Audience Prizes, and the Maureen Lehane Vocal Award.

Raphaela studied at the Guildhall School with Janice Chapman, supported by Independent Opera, a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and JM Finn & Co. She holds a first-class degree in English Literature from Clare College, Cambridge.

Recent and future engagements include the role of London in the world premiere of And London Burned by Matt Rogers at the Temple Church, Pierrot Lunaire with Multi-Story, Musetta in La boheme for Vivo D'Arte, and recitals with Sholto Kynoch, the Gildas Quartet and Roger Vignoles.