04.Mar.2016Company Artist

After working with Fresh Squeezed Opera on their 2015 production of Baby Shower and singing the winning composition on their 2015 Song and Aria Concert, Rachel is delighted to announce that she has been selected to be a core company artist with Fresh Squeezed Opera.

11.Jun.2015Cantanti Project

Rachel is excited to join the Cantanti Project for their Friends and Foes concert this August. She will be singing scenes and arias from Bellini's beloved opera I Capuleti ed i Montecchi (Romeo) and Handel's underperformed opera Orlando.

26.Feb.2015It Takes a Village...

Become part of changing the face of opera as we know it. With your help, we can make great music and bring opera to a whole new generation.

Check out Fresh Squeezed Opera's Indiegogo here to make a donation today!

The Fresh Squeezed Opera Company is delighted to perform Baby Shower for its summer 2015 production, an opera by Bruce Trinkley and Jason Charnesky. A window into the comedy and drama of bringing a baby into the world, Baby Shower has something for everyone! The opera offers a unique experience of a 10-person all female cast, ranging from contralto to coloratura.

“Baby Shower depicts a contemporary American celebration with some very recognizable family members and friends, all of whom have a back story that is revealed during the lead-up to the arrival of the guests, in the interchange between the participants and in the aftermath of the out-of-control proceedings. But what can be mended among family and friends is achieved by the inspiring lyrical ending to this comic romp through the incivilities in human relationships." Bruce Trinkley, composer.

Check out our full cast list here.

See it June 19, 21 and 22, 2015 at the New York Theater Workshop!

18.Feb.2015Tickets Now Available!

Tickets are now being sold for Utopia Opera\'s double-bill of Sullivan\'s The Zoo and Ravel\'s L\'enfant et les sortilèges.
Rachel will be singing the roles of La libellue (the dragonfly) and Eliza Smith on March 14th.

To reserve your tickets for March 14th, please follow this link.

16.Feb.2015It's a Baby Shower!

This summer, Rachel will be covering the role of Agnes McIntyre in Fresh Squeezed Opera's production of Baby Shower.

For more information please click on schedule.

12.Jan.2015Utopia Opera

Rachel is thrilled to announce that she will be making her debut at Utopia Opera this spring in their double-bill of Arthur Sullivan's The Zoo and Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges.
Rachel will be singing the roles of Eliza Smith in The Zoo and La libellule (a dragonfly) in L'enfant et les sortilèges.

Show dates are March 13th and 14th.
For more information please click on schedule.

21.Apr.2014Ariadne Kickstarter Launched

The Kickstarter for The Ariadne Project has been launched!
We need your help to bring beautiful music to the masses in NYC. Please contribute today. Any amount helps!
Click here to make a donation today!

15.Apr.2014The Ariadne Project

Rachel has joined the talented cast of Ariadne auf Naxos. She will be covering the role of Dryad in this semi-staged, concert version. Ariadne auf Naxos is one of the most beloved operas by Richard Strauss. The plot of the opera focuses on the juxtaposition of serious, "high art" versus comedic "low art." These two opposing styles end up colliding onstage in very humorous and meaningful ways.
Performances will take place in August 2014 in New York City. More details to come...

ABOUT THE ARIADNE PROJECT
2014 marks what would have been Strauss' 150th Birthday. The singers and musicians involved in this project wish to present this piece in celebration of this anniversary. The mission of the Ariadne Project is to give talented artists the opportunity to perform in a full "pop-up" opera with orchestra for and funded by the general public of a major city. This is (to our knowledge) the first independently-produced, one-off, crowd-funded opera in NYC. The money raised for this production will go directly to funding the production itself. If this production model succeeds, it will be a new way for artists to interact with the community and may help to save the wonderful art form of opera from going extinct.

10.Sep.2013Suor Angelica

Rachel will join New Jersey Verismo Opera in their fall production of Suor Angelica. For more information, please click on schedule.

07.Jun.2013Rigoletto

Rachel returns to sing with Dicapo Opera Theatre as Giovanna in their mainstage production of Rigoletto. For more information, please click on schedule.

14.Mar.2013Light and Power Wins The American Prize for Opera Performance!!!

I am a little late on this one....

I am THRILLED to announce that Juventas New Music Ensemble's premiere production Light & Power is the winner of The American Prize in Opera Performance, 2012—Professional Division.
Creating and performing the role of Henry Ford among such an esteemed group of colleagues was such an exhilarating experience.
Congratulations to the entire cast, production team, creative team and orchestra. I'd like to give a special thanks to composer Isaac Schankler and librettist Jullian Burcar for writing such a beautiful and creative piece; and to our stage directors Roxanna Myhrum, Erin Huelskamp and music director Lidiya Yankovskaya -- without the five of you, none of this would have been possible.

17.Jan.2013Bus Strike Strikes Again

Unfortunately there has been another performance casualty in this NYC School Bus Strike.

Tomorrow's (Friday) performance of Gianni Schicchi has been canceled.
Weekend performances are still on. Please click here for show times.
I will be singing on the Sunday performance.

16.Jan.2013School Bus Strike trumps Puccini

Due to the current NYC school bus strike, today's performance of Gianni Schicchi has been canceled.

Friday and Sunday performances are not effected and are scheduled to go on as planned.

09.Jan.2013Gianni Schicchi

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES ANNOUNCED!

Next week Rachel will be performing the role of Zita in Puccini's comedic one-act Gianni Schicchi.

Showtimes are as follows:
Tuesday, January 15th at 11:30am
Wednesday, January 16th at 11:30am
Friday, January 18th at 11:30am
Sunday, January 20th at 11:00am

For more information, please visit schedule.

18.Jan.2012Opera Company of Middlebury

Rachel is thrilled to join Opera Company of Middlebury in their June 2012 production of Massenet’s Thaïs.
Rachel will sing the role of Albine, the abbess.

19.Dec.2011Vera in The Consul at Dicapo Opera Theatre

Rachel is thrilled to be performing the role of Vera Boronel in Menotti's dark and terrifying opera The Consul with Dicapo Opera Theatre.

Thursday, January 26th at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 28th at 8:00pm
Friday, February 3rd at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 5th at 4:00pm

28.Nov.2011Iolanta

Rachel will sing to role of Marta in Dicapo Opera Theatre's upcoming production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta.

For show dates and ticket information please click on schedule.

10.Nov.2011Beauty and the Beast

TIMES AND DATES ANNOUNCED!

This weekend Rachel will sing Sister #2/Voice #2 in Dicapo Opera Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast.

Showtimes are as follows:
Saturday, November 12th at 11:00am - Sister #2
Sunday, November 13th at 11:00am - Voice #2
Sunday, November 13th at 2:00pm - Sister #2

19.Oct.2011Beauty and the Beast

Rachel has been invited to join the cast of Dicapo Opera Theatre's outreach production of Beauty and the Beast.

For exact times and dates, please click on schedule.

14.Jun.2011Dicapo Opera Theater

This fall Rachel will join Dicapo Opera Theater for their 2011-2012 season as a Resident Artist in New York City.

More details to follow.

21.Jan.2011Sugar Creek Symphony and Song

Rachel will join Sugar Creek Symphony & Song this summer as a Young Artist.
She will cover Jo March in Little Women and the Marquise de Birkenfeld in La fille du régiment.

06.Jan.2011World Premiere

Miss Selan will join Juventas New Music Ensemble in their 2011 Opera Project. She will play the role of Henry Ford in Issac Schankler's Light and Power.