As one of Spain's greatest national treasures, Raphael is admired by so many for his extraordinary
music that has transcended boundaries and bent genres. The globally acclaimed Spanish singer is also a film, theater and television
actor, and a trailblazer of contemporary Spanish music.
His wide-range voice and his remarkable stage showmanship cement
his status as a best-in-class performer! Raphael offers you plenty of opportunities to catch him this year on stage at venues
like the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Florida; Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California; James L. Knight
Center in Miami, Florida; and more!
To stay on top of all of Raphael's upcoming concerts, all you need to do is sign
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Born Miguel Rafael
Martos Sanchez, Raphael's family relocated to Madrid when he was just nine months old. He took up singing at the tender age
of three. A year later, he joined a children's choir. And, when he was just nine years old, he was celebrated as the best
child voice in Europe at a Salzburg, Austria, contest.
His professional career was launched when he inked a deal with
the Dutch record label Philips. His first releases were "A pesar de todo" and "Te voy a contar mi vida." Raphael embraced
his own signature style from the start; he is recognized for acting every one of his songs while performing on stage, underscoring
his gestures with extreme dramatic effect. It is not uncommon for Raphael to improvise on stage, especially when localizing
a tune to suit the venue he's singing at. He also embellishes his stage performance with Latin-American costumes, and he dances
folk dances incorporating kicking and destroying a mirror or borrows from the moves of a bullfighter or flamenco dancer.
additionally carries an expansive vocal range, which he frequently used at the start of his career as to educe a choirboy
style for some songs.
At the prestigious Benidorm International Song Festival, Raphael claimed first, second and third
awards with the songs "Tu Conciencia," "Llevan" and "Inmensidad" when he was only 19. Raphael represented Spain at the XII
and XIII Eurovision Song Contest in 1966 and 1967. Although he didn't win, he took both 7th and 6th position. It was the first
time in Spain's history that they ranked high in the contest. Shortly after, Raphael became a star with international acclaim.
He took stages worldwide in Russia, Japan, Latin America, the United States and Europe. "Yo soy aquel" (his trademark song),
"Mi gran noche," "Cuando tu no estas," "Tema de amor," "Digan lo que digan" and "Desde aquel dia" solidified his status as
a world-class singing star.
Raphael additionally began a successful career as a film star. He appeared in Cuando tu
no estas and Al ponerse el Sol, as well as Digan lo que digan, El golfo, El angel, Sin Un Adios and Volvere a nacer.
Raphael's popularity grew in Latin America, he cut Latin American folk standards like "Sandunga," "Huapango torero" and "Llorona."
the fall of 1970, Raphael made an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. He sang "Hava Nagila" and "Hallelujah." He performed
again in December 1970 with the songs "The sound of the trumpet," "When my love is around" and "Maybe."
El Mundo de
Raphael debuted in 1975, which was Raphael's own Spanish Television program. The program featured Raphael performing alongside
other international stars. Raphael also led his own radio program. He and his wife conducted interviews with other extraordinary
personalities. Raphael also included soap opera star on his resume. He was cast on the Mexican production of Donde termina
In the early 1980s, Raphael earned even more success with songs like "Como yo te amo" and "Estar enamorado."
During 1984 and 1985, he cut a pair of albums with tunes penned by Jose Luis Perales such as "Estoy llorando hoy por ti" and
In 1998, Raphael published a set of memoirs that covered his childhood to his marriage in 1972. And, in 2000,
Raphael participated in Jekyll & Hyde, the stage musical, for seven months.
Today, Raphael continues to entertain
around the world, captivating the attention of audiences wherever he goes.
an enormous musical repertoire, which expands from 1965 until 2013. Some of his albums include: Raphael Canta (1966); Al Ponerse
El Sol (1967); Sombras (1974); El Cantor (1977); Y Sigo Mi Camino (1980); and more!
is celebrated as one of the most significant singers in the Spanish language for the second half of the 20th century, along
with Camilo Sesto, Julio Iglesias, Juan Gabriel, Joan Manuel Serrat, Rocio Durcal, Jose Jose and Rocio Jurado.
He's played sold-out shows around the planet. He's captured audiences at Madison Square Garden.
He's been decorated by the King of Spain. He's been in the company of numerous world leaders. He's been a champion of equal
rights. He's promoted organ donation, the service which saved his life. But what keeps Raphael going is his music, his unwavering
passion for making heartwarming music that fans can't get enough of. Year after year, Raphael continues to impress critics
with his ever-evolving aesthetic, proving he's an artist who never allows himself to settle and will do all he can to be a
part of the latest innovations in music.
To catch this remarkably talented artist in person, all you need to do is reserve
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