As Agathe, Rachel Willis-Sorenson revealed a voice of immense potential: creamy, capacious, clear and tender.

Anna Picard, The Times

“Rachel Willis-Sørensen brings an incisive soprano to pouty Eva”

Erica Jeal, The Guardian

“In a house-role debut as Eva, Rachel Willis-Sørenson’s playful spirit and radiant lyric soprano cast a benediction on the Act Three quintet.”

Allan Ulrich, The Financial Times

"Søorensen — a statuesque blond wearing a bright red gown who had to overcome what is often a liability of being chosen as the first singer in the final round — was equally opulent in her Zarzuela aria, Tres horas antes del dia from Frederico Moreno Torroba’s La Marchenera."

Robert D. Thomas, Class Act
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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 Leonora (Verdi's Il Trovatore) in Torino, Roselinde (Die Fledermaus) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the Semperoper Dresden, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Metropolitan Opera, and a role debut in the title role in Rusalka at the San Francisco Opera.

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“Rachel Willis-Sorensen … rose to her big arias beautifully.”

James R Oestreich, New York Times, 29 February 2016

"Sørensen — a statuesque blond wearing a bright red gown who had to overcome what is often a liability of being chosen as the first singer in the final round — was equally opulent in her Zarzuela aria, Tres horas antes del dia from Frederico Moreno Torroba’s La Marchenera."

Robert D. Thomas, Class Act

"Rachel Willis-Sorensen makes a striking Eva"

George Hall, The Stage, 12 March 2017

Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen was radiant in her SFO debut as Eva, the burgher’s daughter who falls in love with Walther, but also has a soft spot for the kindhearted Sachs. Willis-Sorensen’s precise, ample voice suited the role quite well, including in her key aria “O Sachs mein Freund.

James Ambroff-Tahan, SF Examiner
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