Ragaa Eldin, born in Cairo, completed his musical studies at the conservatory in his hometown. In 2007 he participated in soprano Caroline Dumas’ masterclass in Paris, followed by several concerts. In 2008 he became a member of Cairo Opera ensemble, where he debuted Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), among other roles. In 2010 he was a semifinalist at the “Wilhelm Stenhammar” International Singing Competition in Sweden and from 2008 to 2013 he took part in the “Egyptian-Finnish Musical Bridge”. During that time, he was invited to attend Tom Krause and Eija Tolbo’s masterclasses at the Savonlinna Music Academy.
In 2014 he graduated from the École Normale de Musique in Paris. In 2015 he received a scholarship at the Scuola dell’Opera in Bologna and was finalist in the Spazio Musica International Competition for Opera Singers, where he won the audience prize and the prizes of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna and of the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon. From 2015 to 2017 he continued his studies at the École Normale de Musique and in 2017 he won the first prize at the International Space Music Singing Competition. He attended master classes with Rolando Villazón and was a member of the “Puccini-Torre del Lago” Music Academy, where he received the “Best Tenor” award in 2018.
Under the direction of his teacher Gabriella Ravazzi and conductor Maurizio Arena he continued his training from 2014 to 2017, then performing at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto, where he sang Manrico in Il Trovatore, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Alfredo in La traviata.
In the concert repertoire, Ragaa Eldin sang Dvorak’s Stabat mater and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and also appeared as a guest at the “Dinard Music Festival” in Brittany, at the “Saint Foy Music Festival” in Bordeaux, and sang together with Juan Diego Flórez in the final concert of the “Maria Biesu” festival in Chisinau. He also sang in concerts in Cairo, Amman, Oman, Algeria, Finland, France, Italy and Spain.
In 2017 he appeared in Verdi’s Jérusalem in the Verdi Festival at the Teatro Regio in Parma and he was Manrico in Il Trovatore at the Kazan Fjodor-Schaljapin Opera Festival. In 2018 he performed Don José in Bizet’s Carmen in Almaty and Chisinau (Moldova). In Brescia he sang in Giancarlo Facchinetti’s new opera Musical Journey to Hell. He was Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa and in Samara (Russia). He made his debut as Loris Ipanoff in Fedora at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania under Daniel Oren.
Recent and future engagements include: Turandot (Calaf) and Madama Butterfly at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; La Bohème at the Kazan Opera and in Podgorica; Rigoletto in Orvieto; a Puccini Gala at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago; Madama Butterfly in Cagliari; Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo) in Clermont Ferrrand; Ernani in Cagliari; Tosca in Novara; Carmen in Kiel, Bytom, Mainz and Macerata; a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in Kiel.