Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (W. A. Mozart)
Andromahi Raptis, soprano
Daniel Rudolph, piano
Greek-Canadian soprano Andromahi Raptis has recently been lauded for her “radiant voice and acting abilities” by the Bavarian Arts Advancement Awards, and “colourful and capable, shimmering timbre” (Donaukurier). Curt Magazin distinguished her portrayal of Despina in Così fan tutte as a highlight of the entire 2018-2019 Staatstheater Nürnberg season.
A current ensemble member at Staatstheater Nürnberg, Ms. Raptis takes the stage in the 2022-2023 season as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Falke in Die Frau ohne Schatten and Mme KI in the world premiere of Turing by Anno Schreier. She will also be a part of the new multidisciplinary play, vendetta vendetta, led by Nürnberg’s artistic director, Jan-Philipp Gloger. In Nürnberg, her roles to date include Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Sophie Scholl in Weiße Rose, Frasquita in Carmen, Maria in West Side Story, Musetta in La bohème, Isabella in Märchen im Grandhotel, Atalanta in Serse, Julia in Der Vetter aus Dingsda, Tangolita in Ball im Savoy and La Musica in L’Orfeo.
Ms. Raptis debuted at the Komische Oper Berlin as the Rooster in the new children’s opera Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten in 2017. That same season saw her debut at Staatsoper Hamburg as Elisabeth in the world premiere of Jan Dvorák’s Frankenstein, for which she was praised as “a discovery” (Das Opernmagazin). In 2016, she was a member of the studio of l’Opéra de Lyon, France, where she sang Bubikopf in Der Kaiser von Atlantis. In 2017, she took Munich’s Prinzregententheater by storm with the demanding part of the Controller in Jonathan Dove’s Flight. She has also appeared at Staatsoper Hannover, Gärtnerplatz Theater, Oper Halle, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau and the Kurt Weill Festival. Her further repertoire includes Ilia in Idomeneo, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Amanda in Der Teufel auf Erden, Clorinde in Dr. Faust jun. and Johanna in Sweeney Todd.
An avid performer of contemporary music, Ms. Raptis has premiered several new works, such as Oriol Cruxient’s Manifest with the Münchner Rundfunk Orchester under the baton of Ulf Schirmer, and Konstantia Gourzi’s Eros with the Bayerische Staatsorchester. She portrayed the soprano part in Claude Vivier’s Kopernikus with the 2014 Münchener Biennale and undertook the role of the first soprano in Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz at Staatstheater Nürnberg. In 2019, she was awarded second prize at the 11th International Hilde Zadek Voice Competition, which aims to elevate 21st century opera.
In the concert realm, Ms. Raptis recently sang the part of Gabriel in Haydn’s The Creation with Joana Mallwitz at Staatstheater Nürnberg. She has also been heard as Soprano I in both Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Schwäbischer Oratorienchor, and in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Daimler Orchestra Munich. She enriched her connection to German art song at the Franz Schubert-Institut in 2012. The Hidalgo Festival in Munich welcomes her regularly for various song performances.
Ms. Raptis holds an Honours Bachelor’s in Voice from the University of Toronto, Canada, a Master’s in Voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, and a Master’s in Opera from the Theaterakademie August Everding.