Rain Saran Senavinin is a Thai countertenor currently based in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Rain’s genre-transcending versatility spans five centuries in performances across Canada, England, Singapore, Vietnam, and his native Thailand. Operatic roles as a countertenor and a former baritone include Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas as well as Dido in a gender bending production with Opera Queens, Nerone in Agrippina, Häsch in Schubert’s Sakuntala, Dancaïre in Carmen, and Sciarrone in Tosca. Further performances include appearances for the HRH Princesses Marie-Esmeralda of Belgium, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, and Soamsavali of Thailand.
Rain holds a Master of Music in Early Music Performance from Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal. Prior to that, Rain completed a Bachelor of Music at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Rain’s further training includes the Asia/America New Music Institute, Grand Opera Thailand, Opera Siam, and public masterclasses with Ailyn Pérez. Rain was also one of only a few singers to receive a scholarship to study 16th-17th century Bovicelli diminution at the Musikademie Schloss Weißenbrunn. His upcoming engagement will be with Opera NUOVA as the lead role “Nerone” in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Opera Queens’s Eugene Onegin as Triquet.