Chamber music, Vocal music, World music, Récital
The soprano Raquel Camarinha began studying music at the age of five with the piano and the flute. Having always been attracted to singing and acting, she initially trained in these disciplines in Portugal, making her operatic debut in Lisbon at the age of nineteen. She then chose France to perfect her skills and in 2011 obtained her Master’s degree in Singing at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP), followed in 2013 by Performer’s Diplomas in Singing and in Contemporary Repertory and Creation.
Very early in her career, the press singled her out for her fresh and luminous timbre and the subtlety and intelligence of her acting. ‘It is the tour de force of Raquel Camarinha’s exposed voice that impresses the most. Equally at home as singer and actress, passing through all the registers of the human voice, she interprets in every sense of the word’ (resmusica.com).
She was a nominee in the category ‘Révélation Artiste Lyrique’ (Vocal discovery) at the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2017, and has won prizes at many national and international competitions.
Raquel Camarinha performs many roles on the stage, receiving particular praise from the critics in leading parts in the operas of Mozart (Pamina, Susanna, Zerlina) and Handel (Morgana, Bellezza). She is also a distinguished specialist in chamber music, and regularly appears in a duo with the pianist Yoan Héreau; together they have given most of the great cycles in the mélodie and lied repertories.