Raffaele Pè Alessandro (countertenor)
Hailed by critics as one of the up-and-coming Italian artists of the operatic scene, Raffaele’s versatile and expressive voice embraces a repertoire that extends from the recitar cantando to contemporary operas.
One of today’s finest Handel interpreters, Raffaele sang Arsace (Berenice) at the Göttingen International Handel Festival, Nerone (Agrippina) at the Grange Festival, Medoro (Orlando) at the Theater an der Wien, the title role in Arbace at the Halle Handel Festival, Disinganno (Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno) at the Innsbruck Festival.
Among his most important past engagements are Nerone in Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea with J.-Ch. Spinosi at the Buenos Aires Teatro Colón, Linceo in Ipermestra by Cavalli at the Glyndebourne Festival directed by G. Vick, Ermione in Scarlatti’s Trionfo dell’onore and the title role in the first modern representation of Orfeo by Porpora both at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca.
Raffaele also performed under J. Savall several works by J. S. Bach including the Christmas Oratorio and the St. Mark Passion at Barcelona Liceu, Versailles and Paris Philharmonie.
A prestigious recitalist, Raffaele has given a concert dedicated to Vivaldi alongside I Barocchisti and its founder D. Fasolis at the Opéra de Lausanne.
His solo album, “Giulio Cesare – A Baroque Hero” (Glossa) he recorded with his own Ensemble La Lira di Orfeo under the direction of L. Giradini was Sunday Times’ “Album of the Week”, the WELT’s best classical album of the year and awarded the most prestigious Abbiati Prize.
Recent and future projects include Erminio in A. Scarlatti’s Trionfo dell’onore at the Tokyo Fujiwara Opera, the title role in Handel’s Xerxes at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the title role in Handel’s Tamerlano at The Grange Festival, Gilade in Vivaldi’s Farnace at the Venice Malibran Theatre, or Cleone in Handel’s Alessandro with the Kammerorchester Basel under the baton of D. Fasolis in Göttingen, Paris and Basel.