Raphael Wong

Freelance Musician


Les mamelles de tiresias

"Robust top to bottom, Wong made a fine show of the Husband’s transformation into baby-raising and between acts the pair share a mood-changing highlight as they dance a dream of being back together." Paul Selar, Herald Sun/OperaChaser. Read the review here

"Raphael Wong sang beautifully as the husband..." - Graham Ford, Stage Whispers. Read the review here

"Her husband was played by Raphael Wong. His ever-growing vocal assurance is exciting to watch in the several roles in which I’ve now seen him. Here he also shows some real comic ability, as well as exemplary diction." - Peter Hurley, Classic Melbourne. Read the review here.

"This intimate performance at the Little Chapel off Chapel in Prahran, provides a typically Melbourne evening with a French heritage. Located in an alleyway with minimalistic sets paying tribute to its French origins, this historic comedy is performed with the utmost contemporary relevance. All those thinking about dabbling in their first operatic experience or the most seasoned of attendees can enjoy a night out." - Natasha Abbey, The Melbourne Diaries. Read the review here.


kashchey the immortal

"Versatile Melbourne baritone Raphael Wong brought warmth and vigour to his role as Ivan-Korolevich, with flesh on the notes and expressivity to colour it." -Paul Selar, Herald Sun/OperaChaser. Read the review here.


A Little night music

"Buatti has also prepared the vocals to perfection. The Quintet is particularly strong, with the singers (Adrian Barilà, Kate Louise MacFarlane, Greta Wilkinson, Kerrie Bolton and Raphael Wong) pitching notes almost from thin air and flawlessly maintaining exposed harmonies." - Simon Parris, Man in Chair. Read the review here.

"A duet ­between Raphael Wong and Kate Louise Macfarlane is one of the night’s peaks." The Australian. Read the review here.


Sleeping Beauty

"Raphael Wong is in reliably strong form as the beleaguered King." - Simon Parris, Man in Chair. Read the review here.

"Raphael Wong (The King) and Carlos E. Barcenas (The Prince) were particularly assured, as were Zoe Drummond (The Nightingale) and Elizabeth Barrow’s (The Blue Fairy) beautiful coloratura passages." - Lisa MacKinney, Limelight Magazine. Read the review here.

"Other memorable performances come from Raphael Wong’s hefty-voiced King, Sally Wilson’s grief-stricken Queen, Elizabeth Barrow’s silky and scintillating Blue Fairy, Zoe Drummond’s sparkling Nightingale, Liane Keegan’s luscious-voiced Old Lady, Timothy Newton’s dignified Ambassador and Stephen Marsh’s warm and oaky Woodcutter." - Paul Selar, Herald Sun/OperaChaser. Read the review here.

"Raphael Wong was a strong King, international contralto Liane Keegan a delightful Old Lady and Duchess, and resident hero, tenor Carlos Barcenas, sang beautifully as the Prince." - Graham Ford, Stage Whispers. Read the review here.


Four Saints in Three Acts

"Experienced artists Carlos E. Bárcenas and Raphael Wong bring gravitas and vocal power to the stage." - Simon Parris, Man in Chair. Read the review here

"Baritone Raphael Wong provided well-grounded reinforced strength as St Ignatius..." - Paul Selar, OperaChaser. Read the review here


Our Man in havana

"2016 Herald Sun Aria Finalist Raphael Wong is luxury casting in the small but crucial cameo role of Carter, a ruthless agent involved in the climax of the plot." - Simon Parris, Man in Chair. Read the review here

"Raphael Wong sings Carter impressively." - Peter Burch, The Australian. Read the review here

"...Raphael Wong gives solid muscular bass as Carter..." - Paul Selar, Herald Sun/OperaChaser. Read the review here

"Elizabeth Stannard as Beatrice and Raphael Wong as Carter contribute strongly..." - Barney Zwartz, Australian Book Review. Read the review here.

"Stephen Marsh, as police captain Segura and Raphael Wong as Carter both brought characterful voices to their sinister roles" - Tony Way, Limelight Magazine. Read the review here.


Nagambie lakes opera festival

"Raphael Wong provided superb heavyweight baritone resonance as the cloaked soothsayer, Colas...Desiree Frahn, Patrick MacDevitt and Raphael Wong threaded through the domestic tension with well-sung cheesy appeal as the satirical trio..." - Paul Selar, OperaChaser. Read the review here.


il signor bruschino

 

 

 

 

 

"Raphael Wong, a familiar face on Melbourne’s opera circuit, brought his fine baritone to the supporting role of Filiberto, the Inn Keeper. His clear diction and resonant singing added an appropriate tinge of severity to this earnest character." - Maxim Boon, Limelight Magazine. Read the review here

"In a piece of luxury casting, Raphael Wong sings café owner Filiberto with gorgeous legato phrasing and sweet unwavering tone." - Simon Parris, Man in Chair. Read the review here

"Raphael Wong sang beautifully as the Inn keeper." - Graham Ford, Stage Whispers. Read the review here


Ariadne auf naxos

 

"Raphael Wong as the Music Master was also a reliable presence both musically and dramatically, showing a compelling rapport with Leich’s Composer that provided a sturdy anchor for the Prologue." - Maxim Boon, Limelight Magazine. Read the review here


the tender land

 

 

 

 

 

 

"[Henry] Choo is well supported by baritone Raphael Wong, who also tempers the unpleasant side of his role with a friendly smile. It is indeed a pleasing performance for Wong’s first principal operatic role." - Simon Parris, Man in Chair. Read the review here.

"...all the young cast acquit themselves well, especially baritone Wong and soprano Emily Uhlrich." - Barney Zwartz, Sydney Morning Herald. Read the review here

"Well matched in vocal quality and unexpectedly credible in appearance, Henry Choo and Raphael Wong gave strong performances as the suspicious drifters, Martin and Tom." - Heather Leviston, ArtsHub. Read the review here.