Raphaella Medina

Lauded for her ability to “exquisitely set the scene” (Orlando Sentinel), Chilean-American mezzo-soprano Raphaella Medina (she/her) is known for her honest, engaging performances and vibrant voice. This season, Raphaella makes her Winter Opera St. Louis debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni. She will also cover the role of the Collector in On Site Opera’s premiere of Song of the Nightingale. Most recently, Raphaella made role debuts as La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and Clarina in Rossini’s The Marriage Contract with Opera Orlando. In the same season, Raphaella also made multiple debut appearances as a soloist with the Villages Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Ballet, and the UCF Symphony. A versatile performer, Raphaella feels at home across a wide range of repertoire, demonstrated neatly in the 2021-2022 season: she made her role and house debuts as Diana in the mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna with Opera Santa Barbara; covered the role of Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd and sang the role of Mezzo Elder in Lembit Beecher’s Sky on Swings with Opera Saratoga; and stepped in as a last-minute replacement for Rosina in the final dress rehearsal of Il barbiere di Siviglia with Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera. In addition to her work on the opera stage, Raphaella has been featured as a soloist in concert and recital repertoire with Florentine Opera, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, and the Leipzig Hochschule für Musik und Theater. She recently placed third in the Opera Tampa D’Angelo Competition. Raphaella is managed by Encompass Arts, LLC.

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