Egyptian tenor, Ragaa Eldin, completed his musical training at the Conservatory of Cairo where he obtained his degree in Lyrical Singing in the class of his renowned countryman, tenor Sobhi Bidair. In 2008, he became a member of the opera company in Cairo where he sang several principal roles, including Manrico Il Trovatore, Don Jose Carmen and Alfredo La Traviata.
During his tenure with Cairo Opera, Ragaa participated in ‘Pont Musicale Egypto-Finlandais’ which allowed him to join the master-classes of Tom Krause and Eijo Tolbo at the Academie de Savonlinna.
Since 2013 the artist has been based in Paris, France, where he continued his training at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, training that included collaborations with Opera de Massy where he further sang the title role Werther and revived his interpretation of Alfredo.
Joining the summer festival company of Spaziomusica based in Orvieto, Italy, in 2014, he appeared as Manrico under the direction of Maurizio Arena; the following summer he sang the role of Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and in 2016 he sang Rodolfo La Boheme and also Tiriddu Cavalleria Rusticana under the baton of Vittorio Parisi and directed by Stefano Piacenti. Additionally in 2014-16 Mr Eldin collaborated with the French stage director Mireille Laroche when he appeared with La Peniche Opera for Werther and Carmen.
On the concert platform, Ragaa Eldin recently joined Cairo Symphony in their Dvořák Festival for the Stabat Mater under the direction of Yuri Yanko; he also appeared with the Association Symphonique de Paris for Puccini’s Messa di Gloria under the baton of Frank Chastrusse Colombier.
Other roles in Mr Eldin’s repertoire include Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor, and Il Duca Rigoletto.
Future engagements include the role of Gaston (c) Jerusalem at the Verdi Festival Opera de Parma in the summer of 2017.
This biography is for information only and should not be reproduced.
Ragaa Eldin's Opera Repertoire
Carmen (Don Jose)
L'elisir d'amore (Nemorino)
Cavalleria Rusticana (Turridu)
Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
La Traviata (Alfredo)
Roles marked with * are currently in preparation.
Ragaa Eldin's Concert Repertoire
Messe di Gloria
Petite messe solennelle