"...the American soprano has without a doubt one of the most impressive voices in the opera world."

Le Monde

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,  Le Monde enthused, "…the American soprano has without a doubt one of the most impressive voices in the opera world. The timbre, of marmoreal beauty, is striking, the projection telluric..."

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Upcoming Performances

Highlights from Ms. Willis-Sørensen's 2020/21 season include her role debut as Violetta in La Traviata at Opéra national de Bordeaux, her house debut at Gran Teatre del Liceu as Leonora in Il Trovatore, Elisabeth in Don Carlo and Elsa in Lohengrin at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mimi in La Bohème at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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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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