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Rafael Andrade



Biography

Brazilian pianist and coach Rafael Andrade is in his second year as a coach/acconmpanist in Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. He has studied under Marisa Lacorte and Marizilda Hein, specializing in opera and vocal coaching and quickly becoming one of Brazil's most important and sought-after répétiteurs. In addition to receiving his Bachelor of Piano at São Paulo State University, Mr. Andrade took part at the Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain. Among others, he has worked under the direction of Plácido Domingo, Lorin Maazel, Alberto Zedda, and J. M. Perez Sierra. He has taken part in numerous opera productions, including productions of Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, Porgy and Bess, L'italiana in Algeri, Samson et Dalila, and L'enfant et les sortilèges
Rafael Andrade