Donna Anna, Rachel Willis-Sørensen essayed a truly powerful interpretation. From the opening notes to the very end of the opera, her performance was marked by tremendous vocal confidence with arguably the most challenging role in the opera.

New York Classical Review

Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen brought a sumptuous voice and willowy stage presence to her role debut as Rusalka...

San Francisco Examiner

…she possesses a remarkable and intelligent musicality, never forcing the voice. She sang with beautiful dynamic variety and meticulous phrasing – her palpating and heartfelt ‘D’amor sull’ali rosee’ earned her prolonged and well-deserved applause.

Opera Magazine

The light of Willis-Sørenson’s voice was never lost thanks to its expressive, limpid tone and ability to float above even the loudest and thickest passages.

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Biography

American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen is known for her diverse repertoire ranging from Mozart to Wagner. A regular guest at the leading opera houses around the world, her voice has been hailed as having a “carmel tone” that is “as lyrical as she is luminous.”

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Upcoming Performances

This season's opera engagements include role debuts as Marguerite (Faust), Alcina (Alcina), and Valentine (Les Huguenots), a return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Bayerische Staatsoper as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), a house debut at the Opéra national de Bordeaux as Donna Anna and Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus) and Beethoven's Mass in C at the Semperoper Dresden, and her French recital debut as part of the L'INSTANT LYRIQUE recital series in Paris.

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In the title role, soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen gave a performance of heroic power and tenderness...

San Francisco Chronicle

Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen brought a sumptuous voice and willowy stage presence to her role debut as Rusalka...

San Francisco Examiner

Willis-Sørensen sends her shining phrases aloft.

San Francisco Classical Voice
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