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Biography

Mezzo-soprano Rachel Arky, whose “expressive phrasing and fine sound” are coupled with an “endearing” and “convincing” stage presence, was recently seen as Carmen (cover/La tragédie de Carmen/Des Moines Metro Opera), Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia/Palm Beach Opera), Martha (Iolanta/New Opera NYC), Smeton (scenes/Anna Bolena/Des Moines Metro Opera AAP), Lady in Waiting (Macbeth/Palm Beach Opera), Bradamante (scenes/Alcina/Palm Beach Opera YAP), Maddalena (Rigoletto/Natchez Festival of Music), and the Mezzo-soprano Soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with DCINY at Avery Fisher Hall (her Lincoln Center debut). Upcoming engagements include Tamara (cover) in the world première of Ben Moore’s Enemies, A Love Story and Marquise (cover) in La fille du régiment, both at Palm Beach Opera.

Ms. Arky has placed as a Finalist in a number of prestigious competitions, including the Giulio Gari International Voice Competition, the Opera at Florham Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition, the Marcello Giordani Foundation International Voice Competition (two years in a row), the Mario Lanza Institute Competition, and the Liederkranz Voice Competition. She has also been featured in master classes with several renowned singers and directors, including Frederica von Stade, Catherine Malfitano, and Joseph Bascetta.

Rachel completed her M.M. at Manhattan School of Music and her undergraduate studies at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She currently resides in New York City and is represented by Wade Artist Management.

 

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