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Rachel Willis-Sørensen holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Brigham Young University and is an alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Her wide repertoire goes from Mozart to Wagner. She has been, for three years, a member of the Dresden Semperoper Ensemble. She won first prize of the 2014 Operalia Competition.
She has performed Rusalka at the San Francisco Opera, Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) at Glyndebourne, Semperoper Dresden and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Violetta (La Traviata) at Opéra national de Bordeaux, Marguerite (Faust) as part of the Royal Opera House’s tour of Japan, Elsa (Lohengrin) at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opernhaus Zurich, and Oper Frankfurt, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Wiener Staatsoper, Houston Grand Opera and Semperoper Dresden, Hélène (Les Vêpres siciliennes) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Valentine (Les Huguenots) at the Grand Théâtre Genève, Leonora (Il Trovatore) at the Teatro Regio di Torino and Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.
In the 2022-23 season, she performs the roles of Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) at Bayerische Staatsoper, Elisabeth (Don Carlos) at Lyric Opera Chicago, Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Mimi (La Bohème) at Wiener Staatsoper, Violetta (La Traviata) at Bayerische Staatsoper, Desdemona (Otello) at Los Angeles Opera, Leonora (Il Trovatore) at Royal Opera House.
On the concert platform, she performed Schoenberg’s Schoenberg in Copenhagen and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Insula Orchestra in Linz. In 2021, she signed a multi-record deal with Sony Classical. Her second album, dedicated to Strauss (Four Last Songs), was released on 10 March 2023.
Paris Opera debut
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