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UP NEXT: Countertenor gala

may 28, 2016

Macedonian Opera and Ballet


©Ben van Duin

©Ben van Duin

Rossi's Orfeo in Nancy and Versailles

"Nous avions déjà repéré le mezzo clair et joliment fruité de Ray Chenez la saison dernière dans le Catone in Utica de Vinci, toutefois, s’il portait déjà bien le travesti, rien ne laissait présager un tel don pour la métamorphose : sosie de la Queen Mum  (Nourrice) puis ado rebelle, nombril à l’air (Amour), sa double composition est tout simplement renversante."
"We have already seen the bright and wonderfully fruitful mezzo Ray Chenez last season in Vinci's Catone in Utica, however, having played a travesty very well, it was no indication of such a gift he has for metamorphosis: Doubling as the Queen Mother (Nutice) then a rebellious teenager, bare-midriff (Amore) his double nature is quite simply stunning!"
-Forum Opera

"On hésite à compter le contre-ténor Ray Chenez parmi les travestis ridicules tant le personnage, bien en voix, de la Nourrice se révèle touchant ; il confère d’ailleurs ensuite la même fraîcheur à l’Amour."
"We hesitate to count the countertenor Ray Chenez among the ridiculous transvestites - both the character, well in voice, Nutrice proves touching; it confers, moreover, the same freshness to Amore."
-L'Avant-Scène Opéra

"Nourrice et Amour d’une androgynie troublante autant à l’œil qu’à l’oreille, Ray Chenez fait sensation."
"Ray Chenez, an intriguing androgyny to both eye and ear, makes a sensation, as both Nutrice and Amore."
-ConcertoNet

"Ray Chenez incarne un Amore absolument divin."
"Ray Chenez embodies an absolutely divine Amore."

-Toute la Culture


Ray chenez is one of 25 rising stars  
Opera news - october 2015

Ray Chenez’s countertenor is bold and assertive, but also warm-toned and luxurious. He has a naturally electric presence, and his diction is precise no matter how high he sings.
— Brian Kellow, Opera News

Ray joins parnassus

Ray Chenez joins Max Emanuel Cencic and Franco Fagioli on the roster of world's top countertenors with Parnassus Arts Productions.

Ray Chenez joins Max Emanuel Cencic and Franco Fagioli on the roster of world's top countertenors with Parnassus Arts Productions.


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