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Rachel has had a successful few months in the world of competitions. She won 3rd place in the competitive Jensen Foundation competition, won the Eastern Region of the NATSAA competition and will compete in the finals in Chicago in July, and will travel to Cape Town in June to compete in the finals of the Hans Gabor Belvedere competition. Stay tuned to hear the results!
Visit the media page to watch a full-length video of Rachel's debut with Opera Paralèlle in 2014. She sings Jesse in Weill's "Mahagonny Songspiel" and Thérèse/Tirésias in Poulenc's "Les mamelles de Tirésias".
Rachel got rave reviews for her performances with Hawai'i Opera Theatre this season. The Honolulu Star Advertiser hailed her "glorious lyrical voice" as Johanna in Sweeney Todd and declared that "[she] delivered a beautifully enticing "siren song" throughout and looked the part of a young sailor's ideal, a glamorous globe-trotting model" for her portrayal of Diana in Siren Song. Check out the press page for more, and the gallery to see some fantastic production photos!
I'm happy to announce the release of the first commercial CD on which I'm featured! It is a CD of contemporary American music written for the Chinese Pipa, played by the amazing Yang Jing. I am lucky enough to have recorded a work entitled "Rumi Songs" which was written especially for me and Jing by composer and friend Thomas Osborne. It is a great piece, so check out the CD (called "Elements" and released on Albany Records) if you get a chance and head to the media page to hear clips.