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Raphaёl Treiner

Lyric French diction, Translator, IPA, Speaker, Tutor

Raphaёl Treiner was born and raised in Paris, France. After graduating with degrees in cello and music theory, Treiner returned to school obtaining a masters degree in musicology and composition in 2006. Following his graduation Treiner was accepted to the Opera Department at the Paris Conservatoire, then at Manhattan School of Music in New York as a professional studies student, graduating in 2011.

His repertoire as a baritone included the roles of Le Baron de Gondremarck in La Vie Parisienne by Offenbach, Jean in Les noces de Jeannette by Massé, Escamillo in Carmen by Bizet, Hamlet in Hamlet by Thomas, Ford in Falstaff by Verdi and Simeon in L'Enfant Prodigue by Debussy.

In 2011 Treiner switched from baritone to tenor, studying this transition with Neil Semer and Tom Muraco. He sang Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, by Bellini with Susan Morton,Almaviva in Le Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini with OperaOggi and Chevalier de la Force in Le Dialogue des Carmélites by Poulenc with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble.

Treiner is a French diction coach for soloists and choirs. He was head coach for the recording of Massenet’s La Navarraise, for Opera Orchestra of New York in 2011. ​He also taught a class on lyric literature and opera at the French Institute - Alliance Française in 2012. 

Moving back in Paris in 2013, he turned to composition for the screen. He has scored the Piano Tuner, which won the César (French Academy Award) for Best Short Film, and Unicornio by Rodrigo Bellott. He has recently released his first album of personal songs under the name SHERIFF.

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