Biography

Mitch Raemaekers (1992, NL) is a tenor based in the Netherlands. In November 2015 he made his debut at the Dutch Nationale Opera & Ballet as 'Le Fils' in Poulencs Les Mamelles de Tirésias. In December 2016 Mitch performed his first leading (operetta) role in a full-scale production, as 'Caramello' in Eine Nacht in Venedig by J.Strauss II, with the Brussels Operette theater. In May 2017 he created the role of 'Arie' in the family opera Hondenhartje (Little Dog's Heart) at the Dutch Nationale Opera, a production which was repeated in May 2018. He collaborated with the young Flemish conductor Erik Desimpelaere during the same year on an independent, semi-staged performance of Brittens The Turn of the Screw, singing ‘The Prologue/Peter Quint’. In March 2019 Mitch joined the International Opera Academy Gent and conductor Korneel Bernolet for their production of Mozarts La Finta Giardiniera, singing ‘Contino Belfiore’. 

 

In 2016 Mitch has taken part in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, where he studied the songs of Benjamin Britten with Roger Vignoles, Dame Ann Murray and Sir Thomas Allen. In cooperation with the Britten-Pears Foundation, he then sang Brittens Canticles at The Red House. He furthermore appeared at the Aldeburgh Festival, performing in the historic Jubilee Hall alongside Britten-Pears Alumni in June 2017. He will return to Aldeburgh August 2019 to work with Phillippe Herreweghe on Bach Cantatas. Mitch remains active as an interpreter of Oraratio and Art-song repertoire.

 

 

Mitch studied singing at the Conservatoire of Maastricht (NL) with Axel Everaert, as well as musicology at the University of Leuven (BE), where he graduated cum laude with a thesis on Riccardo Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini. He's currently being coached by vocal pedagogue Manuela Ochakovski. Mitch cherishes a profound interest for hi-fi audio, but also the music, literature and visual art forms of the fin-de-siècle and early twentieth century and happily welcomes multi-disciplinary initiatives.