Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
Scholarship to study Acting at New York Conservatoire Dramatic Arts, New York (summer school) (2009)
Rachel is a British soprano based in London and Paris. She is delighted to revisit Pauline Viardot's Fairy Godmother (Cinderella) with Northern Opera Group later this year having recently performed the role with the Centre d’Art Lyrique de la Méditerranée in March. In November Rachel will sing Beketaten (Akhnaten) at l'Opéra de Nice.
Previous roles include Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) in Theatre du Petit Monde, Paris; Adele (Die Fledermaus) in Wilton’s Music Hall; Elisetta (Il Matrimonio Segreto) and Flora (La Traviata) at Jackson’s Lane Theatre (HGO). Rachel has understudied the roles of Violetta (La Traviata) and Mabel (Pirates of Penzance) during recent tours to Sicily (Teatro Garibaldi), and Saudi Arabia (KAUST Auditorium, Merry Opera) respectively. In 2016 Rachel completed the Morley Opera School program, where she was cast as Despina (Così Fan Tutte), Poppea (L'Incoronazione di Poppea), Zerbinetta (Ariadne Auf Naxos), Gretel (Hansel und Gretel), Sophie (Werther) and La Fée (Cendrillon, Massenet) in the various termly Opera Scenes productions; founded and conducted the Holborn Community Orchestra in London; and became a soprano member of the Philharmonia chorus with whom she has toured world renowned auditoriums including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, La Palau de la Música in Valencia and Le Nouveau Siècle in Lille.
Rachel obtained her BMus music degree, from Goldsmiths University in 2014 where she trained as a pianist-composer before splitting her final year recital between piano and voice. She received her first composer-commission in 2018 to write 1948 Windrush “Get your coat a lot water” commemorating 70 years since the ship docked at Tilbury; it premiered at Kings Place and was subsequently performed at the Bernie Grant Arts Center the following year. Rachel has premiered new works, alongside esteemed musicians such as Shirley Thompson, Ian Pace, The Kreutzer Quartet, the Marsyas Trio and the Ligeti Quartet.
As a teenager Rachel attended acting summer schools most years being equally drawn to, and cast particularly, in comic or supernatural roles such as Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Nurse (Romeo and Juliet) and Boult (Pericles Prince of Tyre). She was a member of the National Youth Theatre and won a scholarship to study a summer at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.
Rachel has participated in masterclasses with David Cyrus, David Gowland and Elizabeth Vidal; Rebecca Miller and Alice Farnham in opera and conducting respectively. She has received vocal tuition from distinguished pedagogues such as Anita Morrison, Nelly Miricioiu, Gary Coward and Isabelle Guillaud - with whom she currently trains in Paris. Rachel has also received supervision and tutelage in piano performance from Danny Driver, Alexander Ivashkin and Coady Green, and instruction in composition, from Roger Redgate and Alistair Zaldua during her time at Goldsmiths.
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