Soprano, Choir Leader, Director
Rachel Harland is a classically trained soprano. She studied music as an undergraduate at Manchester University and has an LRSM in vocal teaching. As a postgraduate she trained in Musical Theatre at Central School of Speech & Drama and in Opera at Flanders Opera Studio.
As a singer she has performed in Belgium, U.K, Australia, U.S. and Canada as a recitalist and for opera companies including Opera Holland Park, Carl Rosa Opera, Royal Opera La Monnaie and The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company.
Rachel is creative director of her own singing workshops company, Sing Salon, as part of which she directs singing groups, workshops and teambuilding events.
As a teacher, she has given singing lessons and led workshops and coachings for Aldeburgh Music, Music in Prisons, Manchester International Festival, Theatrical Adventures cruises and
Agalin Music Camp, Thailand.
She has worked as an English coach at the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Antwerp and is currently a singing teacher at Liverpool University and English coach at The International Opera Academy.
YOUTH PRODUCTION 2020
In August 2020, Rachel will be directing the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival youth production of Iolanthe. The festival is looking for a cast of young people aged between 9 and 19 years, who love to sing and act. This is a wonderful opportunity for participants to get involved in the Festival and learn how a production is directed and staged in
just a week.
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Haddon Hall Reviews 2018
"Rachel Harland’s bright soprano wins her success as Dorothy Vernon" The Stage
"The central character, Dorothy, who gets the most difficult music, was beautifully brought to life by the radiant soprano of Rachel Harland. She was able to convey the serious emotions lying at the centre of the story, and gave it the sort of human heartedness Sullivan would undoubtedly have wanted" Opera Today
"Dorothy, enchantingly sung by soprano
Rachel Harland" Operetta Research Centre