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 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.  In March 2019 Mitch worked with the International Opera Academy Gent  for their production of Mozarts La Finta Giardiniera, singing ‘Contino Belfiore’. In 2020 he will perform the role of 'Snout' in the touring Opera Zuid production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

 

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 Britten’s 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 in August 2019 to work with Philippe Herreweghe on Bach Cantatas. In May 2019 he joined the Internationaal Lied Festival Zeist for a lied mastercourse with Ann Murray, Julius Drake, Malcolm Martineau, Elly Ameling, Waltraud Österreicher and Robert Holl, forming a duo with pianist Daan Boertien.

 

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 is currently being coached by vocal pedagogue Manuela Ochakovski. Mitch cherishes a profound interest for hi-fi audio and recordings, but also the music, literature and visual art forms of the fin-de-siècle and early twentieth century and happily welcomes multi-disciplinary initiatives.