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The soprano recently talked to OperaWire about her upcoming “Don Giovanni” performances at the Met, as well as her role debut in “Rusalka.”
Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen made clear, steady, and powerful statements of a grief in attractive and generous tones that could soar above the substantial forces. Matthew Rose took the bass role on short notice, evincing a thunderous, yet cantabile instrument.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
In her brief solo moments Rachel Willis-Sørensen...sang with a bright, ringing soprano that had just the right touch of vibrato to express the grief etched into this music.
Boston Classical Review
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.
American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen...plays Donna Anna, a role she previously sang at the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
The top of my list the evening's pleasures was the Donna Anna of soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen, who sounded great from beginning to end ("Non mi dir" was a pleasure)...
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.