Rachel Willis-Sørensen

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Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen won first prize at the 2014 Operalia competition in Los Angeles and at the 2011 Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, and she was a winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Brigham Young University and is an alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.

Rachel was a member of the ensemble at the Dresdner Semperoper for three years, where she sang the title role in Lehár Die Lustige Witwe, Fiordiligi (Mozart Così fan tutte), Vitellia (Mozart La clemenza di Tito), Elettra (Mozart Idomeneo), Diemut (Strauss Feuersnot), Rosalinde (Strauss Die Fledermaus) and Mimi (Puccini La bohème).

Her 2017/18 opera engagements include Elsa (Wagner Lohengrin) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Countess (Mozart Le nozze di Figaro) at The Metropolitan Opera, New York and Donna Anna (Mozart Don Giovanni) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Concert engagements include Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano at the Enescu Festival, Bucharest and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding.


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