Rachel Arky

Mezzo-Soprano

Dorabella (DC Public Opera - Così fan tutte, 2015)

“From the moment Rachel Arky sang…I believed her in this sisterly combo[.]…Moreover, Arky has great ease on stage…and fulfills every physical staging bit asked of her with lithe grace.”
(DC Theater Scene)

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Berta (Palm Beach Opera - Il barbiere di Siviglia, 2014)

Rachel Arky seemed a born comedienne as Bartolo’s beleaguered servant and [she] shone in a deft traversal of Berta’s aria.”
(South Florida Classical Review)

Rachel Arky, as Berta, acted superbly in the sometimes omitted aria Il vecchiotto cerca moglie.”
(Palm Beach Daily News)

“As the maid Berta, mezzo Rachel Arky…sang her cameo aria, Il vecchiotto cerca moglie, with a pretty, firm voice,…and in the ensemble pieces [sang] in the higher registers, where her voice was pleasantly reedy and quite strong.”
(Palm Beach ArtsPaper)

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Cherubino (Manhattan School of Music - Le nozze di Figaro, 2010)

Ms. Arky’s Non so più instantly reminded me of another MSM Alumna, Susan Graham. She was the comedic hero of the evening, quirky and boyish, but also loving and sexual both in character and in voice when need be…she has a great ability in her voice to sing these types of Mozart and Rossini roles in the way that Ms. Graham, as well as Joyce DiDonato, do so well.”
(Parterre Box)

Rachel Arky was an endearing and impressively boyish Cherubino.”
(Opera News)

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Opera @ The Waterfront Concert (Palm Beach Opera, 2014 & 2013)

“Mezzo Rachel Arky…took on the daunting task of the composer’s aria, Sein wir wieder gut, from Strauss’ Ariadne Auf Naxos. Giving it an all-out dramatic rendition, she conquered it to loud applause.”
(Palm Beach ArtsPaper)

“Mezzo-soprano Arky provided one of the highlights of the evening with her performance of the Composer’s aria Sein wir wieder gut from the Richard Strauss opera Ariadne auf Naxos. Arky’s voice shimmered with a golden tone and she handled Strauss’ difficult music with a glorious ease…Next followed a note perfect rendition of Mira, o Norma from Bellini’s opera Norma. This was expertly sung by Guberman and Arky. The young ladies were both vocally stunning in this duet.”
(Edge Media Network Miami)

“Next came mezzo-soprano Rachel Arky, with the Habanera (L’amour est un oiseau rebelle), also from Carmen. Hers is a warm rich voice, verging on contralto, with amazing breath control.”
(Palm Beach ArtsPaper)

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Emmy (Liederkranz Opera Theatre - Der Vampyr, 2011)

“Both of the vampire’s victims sang so well that I wished they could live longer…As the ill-fated Emmy, Rachel Arky contributed not only expressive phrasing and fine sound, but a convincingly, subtly acted portrayal (alas, her sexual awakening by the vampire is, inevitably, her doom.) Her romance about the dangers of vampires was vividly sung.”
(Opera Obsession Blog)

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One Opera in One Hour (Palm Beach Opera, 2014)

Rachel Arky as Bradamante had a lovely aria hoping to find love again with her betrothed Ruggiero. Her command of Handel was superb all night.”
(Handel's Alcina)
(Palm Beach ArtsPaper)

“Mezzo Rachel Arky, singing Mrs. Webb, Emily’s mother, was wonderful. [A] fine singing actress with a beautiful voice, at times nicely dusky in its delivery.”
(Rorem's Our Town)
(Palm Beach ArtsPaper)