Mitch Raemaekers (1992) is a young singer 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 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 in The Red House. 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. Not only did Mitch perform on the house's opera stage, he also sang a solorecital in the house's brand new 'Odeon zaal' in July '17. He furthermore appeared at the Aldeburgh Festival, performing in the historic Jubilee Hall alongside other Britten-Pears Alumni in June. 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 the music, literature and visual art forms of the fin-de-siècle and early twentieth century and happily welcomes multi-disciplinary initiatives.