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Rachael Wilson

Mezzo-soprano

  • A graduate of Juilliard School, Las Vegas born Rachael Wilson is currently a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper Ensemble, having previously been a member of the Opernstudio.


    "Rachael Wilson can convince completely in her first recitative as an angel with her wonderful dark timbre, warm and rich alto."
    Süddeutsche Zeitung

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  • This season Wilson makes two major role debuts in Munich: Dorabella Cosi Fan Tutte and Fatima in a new production of Oberon at the Munich Opera Festival. Further roles include Flora La Traviata, Pantalis Mefistofele, Mercédès Carmen, Fjodor Boris Godunov, and Tsibe La Cenerentola, as well as a recital in the theatre. In 2015-16 season Wilson sang Arvo Pärt and Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater with the New European Ensemble in The Hague and made her debut as Krista The Makropoulos Case at Bayerische Staatsoper. Other roles there included Pantalis Mefistofele, Schwertleite Die Walküre, Un musico Manon Lescaut, Fjodor Boris Godunov, and Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor.


    Wilson made her Carnegie Hall debut as the mezzo soloist in Vivaldi's Gloria, as well as her Philadelphia Kimmel Center debut in Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle with Ken Noda and Cecile Licad. She has performed on numerous occasions in Alice Tully Hall: with Steve Blier's New York Festival of Song; in the role of Disinganno in Handel’s Il Trionfo del tempo e del Disinganno with Juilliard 415, conducted by William Christie; and with works such as Bach’s Magnificat. Further highlights include Mozart's Requiem with the Weill Cornell Medical College’s Music and Medicine Initiative; Bach's Cantata 170 with violinist Monica Huggett and Juilliard 415; and Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël with the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New York. Wilson was described by the New York Times as: "Gorgeously suited to the oratorio's peaceful, floating passages."


    An avid performer of song and chamber works, Wilson frequently sings recitals. She is inspired by collaborations with instrumentalists and recently attended the world renowned chamber music programme at the Marlboro Music festival, directed by Richard Goode and Mitsuko Uchida. During her time there, she studied with Benita Valente and Sir Thomas Allen on works by Schubert, Borodin and Wagner in preparation for upcoming recitals in the 2013/14 season. Wilson was then reunited with her voice teacher, Edith Wiens, at the International Meistersinger Akademie where she studied works by Gershwin and Schubert, along with operatic roles. Nord Bayern magazine described her interpretation of Gershwin as “remarkably designed...fascinating” ("eine bemerkenswerte Gestalterin…faszinierend").

    2016-17 season / 376 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Season highlights

Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte
Bayerische Staatsoper


Fatime Oberon
Munich Opera Festival


Pantalis Mefistofele
Bayerische Staatsoper


Mercédès Carmen
Bayerische Staatsoper


Fjodor Boris Godunov
Bayerische Staatsoper

Opera repertoire

Barber
Erika Vanessa*


Bizet
Mercedes Carmen


Britten
Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream*


Handel
Ariodante*
Disinganno Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Sesto Giulio Cesare *


Humperdinck
Hansel Hansel und Gretel*


Martinů
Deianira Mirandolina


Massenet
Charlotte Werther*


Mozart
Sesto La clemenza di Tito*
Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro*
Zerlina Don Giovanni* 


Pasatieri
Rosina Signor Deluso
Nina The Seagull*


Puccini
Kate Pinkerton Madame Butterfly


Purcell
Title role Dido and Aeneas*


Rossini
Lucilla La Scala Di Seta


Sondheim
Petra A Little Night Music


Strauss, J
Prince Orlovksy Die Fledermaus


Strauss, R
Octavian Der Rosenkavalier*
Eine Sklavin Salome


Verdi
Annina La traviata


Wagner
Zaubermädchen Parsifal


*in preparation

Concert repertoire

Bach
Mass in B Minor
Magnificat


Beethoven
Mass in C


Corigliano
Fern Hill


Handel
Messiah


Mendelssohn
Elijah


Mozart
Coronation Mass
Requiem


Rossini
Petite Messe Sollenelle


Saint-Saëns
Oratorio de Noel


Vivaldi
Gloria

Nothing short of breathtaking

WQXR New York

The young Rachael Wilson sings on the sample with a passionate Mezzo sound and enormous intensity.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

a remarkable creator...fascinating

Nord Bayern

Intermusica represents Rachael Wilson worldwide

Maria Mot
Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9904
mmot@intermusica.co.uk

Lottie Gulliver
Assistant to Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9937
lgulliver@intermusica.co.uk

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Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles