Rachel Cobb l Soprano
Hailed as “fiercely dramatic” (The London Times) having presented “one of the best impersonations I have seen” (Opera Magazine) and possessing a “pure soprano [with] charm and fragility” (Classical Voice) and “real vocal thrust” (Opera News), American soprano Rachel Cobb has earned critical acclaim in the United States and Europe as a total performer with incredible dramatic intensity.
Past engagements for Ms. Cobb include Miss Jessel in Glyndebourne's production of The Turn of the Screw, as Mimì for the Duluth Festival Opera, Opera on the James and in Opera Pacific’s production of La Bohème, The Merry Widow with Opera on the James, Cio-Cio San with Opera Panama, Sieglinde and Getrune in Opera Louisiane's reduced Ring Cycle, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Madison Opera and the Westfield Symphony, as Pallade Athena in Gluck's Paride ed Elena with The Caramoor Festival, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Beauty in Giannini's Beauty and the Beast with Baltimore Opera and Kitty Hart in the second production of Dead Man Walking with Opera Pacific.
Other notable roles in her repertoire include Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Nedda in Pagliacci, Marguerite in Faust, Micaëla in Carmen, and Countess in Le nozze di Figaro.
Ms. Cobb has also achieved success on the concert stage in appearances with the Fairbanks Symphony in performances of the Verdi Requiem and in Washington D.C. with Strauss' Four Last Songs. Cobb has also performed concerts with Baltimore Concert Opera, Opera Louisiane, Bel Canto in the Highlands, Highland Park Strings Orchestra, Opera Panama, and Caramoor Opera Festival. Rachel will sing the role of Sharon in the Terrence McNally play Master Class in 2016 with Theatre Baton Rouge.
Ms. Cobb was a first prize winner of the Farwell Award in Chicago, a Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition Grant Winner, and a two-time finalist in the highly esteemed Loren L. Zachary Competition.
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