Rachel Cobb l Soprano
During American soprano Rachel Cobb’s opera career, she earned critical acclaim in the United States and Europe as a performer with incredible dramatic intensity. In reviews, she was hailed as “fiercely dramatic” (The London Times) and having presented “one of the best impersonations I have seen” (Opera Magazine), possessing a “pure soprano [with] charm and fragility” (Classical Voice) and “real vocal thrust” (Opera News).
Highlights in Ms. Cobb’s career included Miss Jessel in Glyndebourne's production of The Turn of the Screw, Mimì in La Bohème for Opera Pacific, Opera on the James, and the Duluth Festival Opera, The Merry Widow with Opera on the James, Kitty Hart in the second production of Dead Man Walking with Opera Pacific, 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, Sieglinde and Getrune in Opera Louisiane's reduced Ring Cycle, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Beauty in Giannini's Beauty and the Beast with Baltimore Opera, Cio-Cio San with Opera Panama. Other notable roles in her repertoire included 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 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 also performed concerts with Baltimore Concert Opera, Opera Louisiane, Bel Canto in the Highlands, Highland Park Strings Orchestra, Opera Panama, and Caramoor Opera Festival. 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.
Rachel now teaches non-classical voice to students in Baton Rouge in her private studio, Rachel Cobb Vocal Studios. She is also a Energy & Sound Healing Practitioner, a Mom, and a blogger.