Rachel Thomas

 

Rachel is a British soprano currently studying with Patricia McMahon. She recently graduated from the Masters programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and gained her undergraduate degree in Music from the University of Cambridge. Operatic performances include Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Ilia (Idomeneo), Constance (Dialogue des Carmelites), Iris (Semele), Rose (Lakmé), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Sister (Suor Angelica) in opera scenes (RCS, Oxenfoord International Summer School), roles in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Panicale Musica Insieme Festival, Italy and in operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan (Cambridge Arts Theatre, the Minack Theatre, Cornwall), and chorus in Rachmaninov’s Aleko (St John’s Smith Square), Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel (Scottish Opera/RCS) and Jonathan Dove’s The Day After (ENO/RCS). Solo engagements on the oratorio platform include performances of Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor at venues including St Martin in the Fields and St John’s Smith Square, London, the Yehudi Menuhin School, Surrey and the RCS. She has performed as a soloist live on BBC Radio 3 and on CD recordings, and has given the premieres of several contemporary works, including a performance at Plug Contemporary Music Festival 2018.