Legendary Spanish singer Raphael has entertained audiences with his silky voice and flair for the dramatic for more than half a century, paving the way for a generation of crossover Latin artists. A quintessential divo, Raphael commands the stage at his live concerts with a degree of showmanship rarely seen in today's young singers, dramatizing the lyrics to hits from his 50+ studio albums as fans sing along to every last word. In celebration of 2013's Mi Gran Noche, Raphael will treat audiences around the world to more romance-filled nights of beloved classics on his Mi Gran Noche 2014 tour.
Born in Spain in 1943, Raphael began singing at just three years old, winning a Europe-wide singing competition at age nine. Early on in his career, he gained notoriety for acting out the lyrics to his songs on stage, making highly dramatic gestures, wearing colorful folk costumes, and incorporating the physical language of flamenco and bullfighting in his performances. After representing Spain in the 1966 and 1967 Eurovision Song Contests, he became an international star, embarking on global tours and gaining a huge Latin American following with his rendition of folk standards like "Llorona" and "Sandunga." Over the course of his decade-spanning career, Raphael has become recognized as one of the most influential Latin artists of the 20th century, earning him a revered place in the hearts and minds of audiences around the world.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Raphael has (if not the best) one of the most powerful voices in the whole world; he continues to sing like in the good ol' days. It was definitely a pleasure to see him act on stage."
"Raphael is an amazing singer with a marvelous voice. He presented a great show mixing old and new songs, pleasing the audience for 2:45 hours without stopping."
"Raphael still has it, he is a showman! The concert was fantastic"