Raiko Raalik studied singing at Heino Eller Music School with Taisto Noor and is currently studying at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Taavi Tampuu. In 2013 he participated in the youth project “OPERAtion VOX” and since 2015 sings in the Savonlinna Opera Festival Chorus. He has attended the master classes of Eva Märtson, Gundula Hintz and Caroline Dowdle and cooperates regularly with Vanemuine Theatre. In 2017 he won the 3rd place at the PLMF Vocal Contest and received the Special Prize of the Estonian National Opera. In the same year he sang the title role in Tamberg’s opera “Cyrano de Bergerac”, a co-production with the Estonian National Opera and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. In the season 2017/18 he was a grantee of the Estonian National Opera and since autumn 2018 he is a soloist with the theatre. While still a grantee, he debuted as Dulcamara in Donizetti’s opera “L’elisir d’amore”. His repertoire also includes Puccini’s Colline (“La bohème”) and Billy Jackrabbit (“La fanciulla del West”).