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Rachel Falaise

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Delilah
Samson and Delilah (Saint-Saëns)
Genesis Chorale
2017
Hata
The Bartered Bride (Smetana)
Guildford Opera
2016
Madam Popova
The Bear (William Walton)
Opera Anywhere
2015
Marthe
Faust (Gounod)
Winterbourne Opera
2015
Molly
The Three Wayfarers (John Whittaker)
Opera Anywhere
2015
Maurya
Riders to the Sea (Vaughan Williams)
Bute Park Opera
2014
Hansel
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Opera'r Ddraig
2014
Mercedes
Carmen (Bizet)
Opera'r Ddraig
2014
Sorceress
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Opera'r Ddraig Scenes
2014
Nancy
Albert Herring (Britten)
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Scenes
2014
Nancy
Albert Herring (Britten)
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Scenes
2014
Auntie
Peter Grimes (Britten)
Opera'r Ddraig Scenes
2014
L'enfant
L'enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel)
Bute Park Opera
2013
Third Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Scenes
2013
Blues Soloist (Quartet of the Defeated)
Paul Bunyan (Britten)
British Youth Opera
2013
Second Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Opera Scenes
2012

Operetta/G&S

Cousin Hebe
HMS Pinafore (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Opera Anywhere
2017
Edith
The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Opera Anywhere
2016
Pitti-Sing
The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Opera Anywhere
2016
Zorah
Ruddigore (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Forbear ! Theatre
2015
Juno
Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach)
Opera'r Ddraig
2013
Edith
The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Kenneth More Theatre
2012
Rat
The Wind in the Willows (John Rutter)
Aldersbrook Community Choir
2009
Jennie
Down in the Valley (Kurt Weill)
Kenneth More Theatre
2008
Casilda
The Gondoliers (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Loughton Operatic Society
2008
Countess Susanna
Susanna's Secret (Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari)
Kenneth More Theatre
2007

Chorus

Chorus
La traviata (Verdi)
Opera Gala Wiltshire Conducted by John Gibbons
2016
Chorus
Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Various)
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
2015
Chorus
Ruddigore (Sullivan)
Forbear ! Theatre
2015
Chorus
Faust (Gounod)
Winterbourne Opera
2015
Chorus
Paul Bunyan (Britten)
British Youth Opera
2013

Oratorio/Concerts

Alto soloist
krönungsmesse and Nelson Mass (Mozart and Haydn)
St John's Church, Wellington, Somerset.
2016
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
All Saints Church in Porthcawl
2016
Alto soloist
Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini)
St. Sepulchre w/oNewgate Church, Holborn
2016
Soloist
Lunchtime Concert (Various)
St Dunstan-in-the-West Church, London
2016
Alto soloist
Vesperae solennes de Confessore (Mozart)
Brecon Cathedral
2015
Alto soloist
Vesperae solennes de Confessore (Mozart)
Bristol Cathedral
2014
Alto soloist
Sparrow Mass (Mozart)
Bristol Cathedral
2014
Alto soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Brecon Cathedral
2014
Alto soloist
Mass In C (Beethoven)
St George’s Parish Church in Eastern-in-Gordano
2014
Alto soloist
St Teilo (William Mathias)
All Saints Church in Porthcawl
2014
Alto soloist
The Armed Man (Karl Jenkins)
All Saints Church in Porthcawl
2014
Soloist
WW1 Commemorative Concert (Various)
St Dunstan-in-the-West Church, London
2014
Alto soloist
The Armed Man (Karl Jenkins)
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
2014
Alto soloist
Magnificat (Vivaldi)
St Andrew, Holborn
2014
Alto soloist
Gloria (Vivaldi)
Brecon Cathedral
2013
Soloist
Opera and Song Recitals (Various)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2013
Soloist
Opera and Song Recitals (Various)
St Mary's Church, South Woodford, London
2012
Alto soloist
Mozart Requiem (Mozart)
City University Choir
2011
Alto soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Redbridge Music Service
2011
Soloist
A Ceremony of Carols (Britten)
City University Choir
2010
Guest Soloist
The Flower Duet (Delibes)
The Mermaid Theatre, London
2006
Mezzo-soprano soloist and ensemble
Interval Entertainment (Various)
Floral Hall Royal Opera House
2005

Other

Soloist
Public Masterclass (Various)
Friends of Welsh National Opera
2013
Soloist
Public Masterclass with Catrin-Wyn Davis (Various)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2013
Soloist
Masterclass with Elin Manahan Thomas (Various)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2012

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Rachel Falaise performing Mattinata by Leoncavallo

Rachel Falaise performing Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix by Saint-Saens

Rachel Falaise performing Nimmermehr wird mein Herze sich gramen by Flotow

Rachel Falaise performing Vivaldi-Nel profondo cieco mondo

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The Dinah Brooks Most Promising Female Singer (2013)

Competitions

The Freda Parry Most Promising Singer 2016 (2016)

MA in Vocal Performance
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2012–2014
BMus
City University London
2008–2011

Mezzo Soprano Rachel Falaise graduated with a Masters Degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she studied with Lorna Anderson and Cameron Burns. Rachel was previously educated at City University London where she studied with Sarah Pring at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as part of her University Course.

Opera Roles include Hata, The Bartered Bride (Guildford Opera); Hansel, Hansel and Gretel (Opera'r Ddraig); Maurya, Riders to the Sea (Bute Park Opera); Mercedes, Carmen (Opera'r Ddraig); Juno (Cover), Semele (Sforza Productions); Blues Soloist (Cover), Paul Bunyan (British Youth Opera); L’enfant, L’enfant et les sortilèges (Bute Park Opera); Juno, Orpheus in the Underworld (Opera’r Ddraig); Edith, The Pirates of Penzance (Kenneth More Theatre); Casilda, The Gondoliers (Loughton Operatic Society); Jennie, Down in the Valley (Kenneth More Theatre); Countess Susanna, Susanna’s Secret (Kenneth More Theatre) and Mrs Noah from Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde.

Oratorio Roles include Alto soloist in William Mathias' St Teilo, Alto Soloist in Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man, Alto soloist in Beethoven's Mass in C, Alto soloist in Mozart's Vesperae solennes de Confessore, Alto soloist in Mozart’s Missa in C Spatzenmesse, Alto soloist in Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis ‘Nelson Mass’, Alto Soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. Rachel was lucky enough to become one of BBC National Chorus of Wales’ bursary students where she has sung under the baton of David Atherton and François-Xavier Roth.

Masterclasses and workshops include the April 2013 British Youth Opera workshop, solo masterclasses with Catrin Wyn-Davis, Donald Maxwell, Simon Halsey and Elin Manahan Thomas and a choral masterclass with John Rutter.

Rachel was the winner of the ‘Most Promising Singer’ in the Freda Parry Scholarship Competition 2016. She is also a sought after concert soloist including performances as a guest singer at The Mermaid Theatre in London at an awards ceremony for the Jack Petchey Award Scheme, as well as performing in The Floral Hall at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.


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