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 quickly gaining recognition for her riveting stage presence and innate musicality.
The 2019-2020 season proves to be an exciting year with many debuts. This fall, Rachel joins Lyric Opera of Chicago's Lyric Unlimited, covering the role of Kenzie in their fall touring production of Earth to Kenzie. In February 2020, she will join Chicago Opera Theater for their workshop of Kamala Sankaram's Taking Up Serpents singing the roles of Save Mart Customer/Queer Kid/Holiness Congregation Member. In March 2020, she will make her concert debut with the Bel Canto Chorus in Milwaukee, WI as the Soprano Soloist in Bach's Mass in B Minor.
The 2018-2019 season brought an exciting debut with Opera NEO where Rachel sang the role of Tatyana in Eugene Onegin. Active in competition, she also won Second Place in The American Prize in Vocal Performance (Women in Opera), The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards and was a Finalist and won an Encouragement Award from both the 2019 Central Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as the Annapolis Opera Competition.