"Brilliant lyric soprano..."
-San Diego Story
One personal highlight included the music for the trio of Dionysus’ attendants... coalesced to make them the focal point anytime they were on stage.
-Santa Fe Reporter
...sang their difficult passages with admirable control and grace.
Praised for her "brilliant lyric soprano and apparent ease" (San Diego Story), Rachel Blaustein is poised as a bright and up-and-coming artist, with a moving sensibility to drama and text.
The 2021-2022 season proves to be an exciting year with many debuts. She joins Chicago Opera Theater as Frasquita in their ground-breaking and gender-bending production of Carmen featuring Jamie Barton as Carmen and Stephanie Blythe as Don José, shortly followed by her Tulsa Opera debut as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. She will appear in concert with Washington Opera Society and Maryland Opera before making her New York City Opera debut in role of Micól Finzi-Contini in Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie's World Premiere, The Garden of the Finzi-Contini's.
Previously this season, Rachel made her Santa Fe Opera debut as an Apprentice Artist singing Autonoe in the world premiere of John Corigliano's The Lord of Cries and Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She made her mainstage debut with Chicago Opera Theater as Queer Kid in the Midwest Premiere digital production of Taking Up Serpents, and was the recipient of the Musicians Club of Women's Farwell Trust Award.