American Soprano Rachel Blaustein was recently named a Grand Finalist in the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. This summer she made her Opera Theatre of Saint Louis debut as Ruth in Tobias Picker's world premiere, Awakenings, and covered Pamina in The Magic Flute. Following, she joined The Metropolitan Opera for the workshop of Kevin Puts' premiere, The Hours, in the role of Laura Brown. Looking ahead, Rachel will debut with Annapolis Opera and Odyssey Opera, return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and New York City Opera, and reprise her roles in two world premieres for commercial recordings.
In the 2021/22 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..."