Vita

Despite his relatively young age, Tomasz Raff has already sung couple of the most significant, major bass roles, only to mention Daland (R. Wagner „The flying Dutchman”), Mefistofele (A. Boito „Mefistofele”), Raimondo (G. Donizetti „Lucia di Lammermoor”), Sarastro (W. A. Mozart „The magic flute”), Colline (G. Puccini „La Boheme”), Don Basilio („The barber of Sevilla” G. Rossini), Gremin (P. Tschaikovsky „Eugen Onegin”), Pimen (M. Mussorgsky „Boris Godunov”). He has performed in Mainfrankentheater Würzburg where he works in the season 2016/17 (Roles: Marcel – Les Huguenots G. Meyerbeer, Osmin – Entführung aus dem Serail W. Mozart, Zaccaria – Nabucco G. Verdi), Wrocław Opera (Years 2013-2016), Opera Cracow (season 2014/15) and Oper Halle (years 2014-2015).

Tomasz Raff was born in Warsaw, where he has also started his musical education at the „Elsner” Music School (2007, Andrzej-Kamil Drabik).

During studies in Germany (Universität der Künste Berlin, 2012, Prof. KS Peter Maus) and Poland (F. Chopin University of Music, 2013, Prof. Jerzy Knetig) he has already performed in many opera projects such as the Warsaw Premiere of B. Britten’s „The rape of Lucretia” as Collatinus which he also co-produced, P. Tschaikovsky’s „Iolanthe” in the double role of King Rene and Ebn Hakia. As a student he has also performed in La Traviata and Midsummernight’s Dream at Grand Theatre – National Opera Warsaw. His stage debut Tomasz Raff made in 2007 by performing as Uberto from G. Pergolesi’s „La serva padrona” at M25 venue in Warsaw.

Tomasz Raff is also one of the founders of „o.to.ja foundation” – created to introduce the classical music to people not being accustomed to listen to this genre. By using crowdfunding financing methods he manages to regularly organise oratorio concerts (mainly Haendel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. John’s and St. Matthew Passion). By doing so „o.to.ja foundation” has implemented a new trend and inspired musical society in Warsaw and the whole Poland.

His hobby is oil painting and sketching, which he tries practising in constantly decreasing moments of spare time.