Fitah Rasendrahasina

Tenor

Fitah Rasendrahasina is a remarkable new tenor with the potential to touch the world with his music.

Born and raised in Madagascar, Fitah received his initial music training from Korean and Irish missionaries at the Anglican Music Institute in Antananarivo, Madagascar.  During this time, he studied vocal technique with Mrs. Oksun Kim. Fitah was later selected to attend Voice Master Classes given by Holy Razafindrazaka — a graduate of the Paris Conservatory of Music and voice professor at Laka Musical Association in Madagascar.

Prior to his arrival in the United States, Fitah performed frequently in Madagascar as both a soloist and a member of various choirs. His performances included the role of Morales in Bizet's Carmen and the tenor soloist in Handel's Israel in Egypt. He has also traveled as a musician in Europe and invited to sing under prestigious French conductor, Jean Claude Malgoire.

During 2008 Fitah performed in the Requiem by Sigismund Neukomm with the Indian Ocean Vocal Ensemble and La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy. Following,  in 2009, he excelled in the role of the Matelot in Offenbach's La Créole with the Indian Ocean Vocal Ensemble and the Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing, France. Fitah Rasendrahasina made his American operatic debut with huge acclamation in February, 2011 singing the role of Edmundo in the Grand Rapids Opera production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut under Robert Lyall.

Fitah currently resides and is studying music in Grand Rapids, Michigan.