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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 Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin/Chautauqua Opera), Tamara (cover/B. Moore’s Enemies, A Love Story/Palm Beach Opera), the Marquise de Berkenfield (family performance) (La fille du régiment/Palm Beach Opera), Carmen (cover/La tragédie de Carmen/Des Moines Metro Opera), Martha (Iolanta/New Opera NYC), Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia/Palm Beach Opera), the Mezzo-soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Helena Symphony Orchestra, and the Mezzo-soprano Soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with DCINY at Avery Fisher Hall (her Lincoln Center debut). Upcoming engagements include the mezzo’s role début as Dorabella (Così fan tutte/DC Public Opera) and a Christmas concert with the Helena Symphony Orchestra.

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 Thomas Hammons.

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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