American Soprano Rachel Blaustein was recently named a Grand Finalist in the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. This summer she will make her Opera Theatre Saint Louis debut as Ruth in Tobias Picker's world premiere, Awakenings, and cover Pamina in The Magic Flute. Following, she will join The Metropolitan Opera for the workshop of Kevin Puts' premiere, The Hours, in the role of Laura Brown.
Previously this season, she created the role of Micól in Ricky Ian Gordon's world premiere, The Garden of the Finzi-Contini's with New York City Opera. She joined Washington National Opera to cover The Monument in Kamala Sankaram's Rise, debuted with Tulsa Opera as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and joined Chicago Opera Theater as Frasquita in Carmen. Rachel made her Santa Fe Opera debut in 2021 as Autonoe in the world premiere of John Corigliano’s The Lord of Cries.
NY Classical Review
"... rounded, gentle tone, and elegant phrasing..."