PERFORMING

​Rachel has sung for various opera companies in the U.K. and Belgium including Opera La Monnaie, Opera Holland Park, Carl Rosa Opera (U.S. and Canada tour), Opera Brava and The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company.

She has followed master classes with Graham Johnson, Pietro Rizzo, Christoph Prégardien and Ann Murray and has worked with directors including Vincent Boussard, Ronny Lauwers, John Abulafia, Olivia Fuchs and Vincent Van Den Elshout.

As a principal soprano of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire, roles include: Yum Yum The Mikado - Charles Court Opera, Elsie Maynard Yeomen of the Guard and Mabel The Pirates of Penzance - Grim's Dyke Opera, Nicemis Thespis - Normansfield Theatre, London and Dorothy Haddon Hall - Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company.

Rachel has also created two solo recitals for the International Gilbert and and Sullivan Festival: 'Happy Wanderings of a Savoyard' and 'Sullivan and his Contemporaries.'

An experienced solo recital singer in French and English song repertoire, Rachel has given solo recitals in Belgium at Arc in Gent for The International Festival of Flanders, Het Pand, De Handelsbeurs, De Spil - Roeselaere, Flanders Operastudio and Abdij Kortenberg. She has also given numerous recitals in the U.K. and Melbourne, Australia.

 

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