With apparent ease her voluptuous phrasing soared into her gleaming high register.
-San Diego Story
Praised for her "brilliant lyric soprano" (San Diego Story), Rachel Blaustein is poised as a bright and up-and-coming artist, with a moving sensibility to drama and text.
The 2020-2021 season proves to be an exciting year with many debuts. Most recently, Rachel workshopped Ricky Ian Gordon's upcoming world premiere (2022), The Garden of the Finzi-Continis in the role of Micól Finzi-Contini with New York City Opera. She is the recipient of the Farwell Trust Award through the Musicians Club of Women, and placed 2nd in the Partners for the Arts, Inc. 8th National Opera Competition. Previously this season, she made her mainstage debut with Chicago Opera Theater as Queer Kid in the Midwest Premiere digital production of Taking Up Serpents and was after seen as First Flower in La Hija de Rappaccini. Additionally, she won an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions: Northwest Regionals. To round out the season, she will make her Santa Fe Opera debut as an Apprentice Artist singing the role of Autonoe in the world premiere of John Corigliano's The Lord of Cries. In the fall of 2021, she will make her Tulsa Opera debut as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi.