"the radiant young soprano... floated velvet-gloved high notes"
"Best among the women, however, was newcomer Rachel Blaustein, who made a sensational company debut as Nannetta. The radiant young soprano... floated velvet-gloved high notes in this crucial role. She flirted innocently in the stolen moments with her lover, Fenton, and made a resplendent fairy queen in the opera’s gorgeous final scene."
Washington Classical Review
American Soprano Rachel Blaustein was recently named a Grand Finalist in the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. After workshopping The Hours (Laura Brown) at The Metropolitan Opera, Rachel began the 2022/23 season with a return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, singing Pamina in their digital series' The Magic Flute. She debuts with Maryland Lyric Opera as Nannetta (Falstaff) and Annapolis Opera as Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), and she appears in concert with Opera Edwardsville, The New Choral Society, and The Mid-Atlantic Symphony. Making her debut with Odyssey Opera, she reprises the role of Autonoe (The Lord of Cries), which she premiered with Santa Fe Opera in 2021, and goes on to make the commercial recording of the work with Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
NY Classical Review
"... rounded, gentle tone, and elegant phrasing..."