Raymond Sepe was born of American-Italian heritage and graduated from Stetson University and Boston Conservatory of Music receiving a Bachelors of Music, Masters of Music and an Honorary Theater diploma. After singing as an apprentice with the Santa Fe and Central City Opera companies, Raymond went on to sing such roles as Hoffmann in “Les Contes d’ Hoffmann” Mozart's Idomeneo, the Italian Tenor in “Der Rosenkavalier” and Alfred in “Die Fledermaus”… just to mention a few.
Raymond made his European debut in Holland as the Duke in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with Stichting Spanga het Verona van Weststellingwerf.
While opera is in his blood as an Italian, musical theater is also in his veins as an American and during the 90”s Raymond performed the dramatic roles of: Phantom, the Engineer in “Miss Saigon”, the Beast in Disney’s “The Beauty and the Beast” and Graf von Krolock in Roman Polanski's “Tanz der Vampire”.
During the last few years, Raymond has established himself as a tenore lirico-spinto/Jugendlischer Heldentenor and has had great success singing Radames in “Aida” and Don Alvaro in “La Forza del Destino” by Verdi, Turridu/Canio in “Cavalleria Rusticana”/”Pagliacci”, Hoffmann in “Hoffmanns Erzählungen” and Gustav von Aschenbach in Benjamin Britten’s “Death in Venice”.
Raymond Sepe has sung Sou Chong in Lehar's "Das Land des Lächelns" in Leipzig as well as Tassilo in Kalman's “Gräfin Mariza”. As a concert singer, his performances as the tenor in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 were met with critical acclaim. Last season he made his debut as Cavaradossi in Pucini’s “Tosca” and Don Carlos in Verdi’s “Don Carlos” and sang Mahler's “Das Lied von der Erde” as well as Orpheus in “Orpheus in der Unterwelt”. This season he can be heard as Hoffmann in The Tales of Hoffmann and repeats Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. He looks forward to his first Wagner role.