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Biography

Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen won first prize at both the 2014 Operalia competition and the 2011 International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, and she was a winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and is a recent alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Recent and forthcoming concert performances include Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Myung-Whun Chung; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with both the Accademia Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano and the Los Angeles Philharmonic  and Leonard Slatkin at the Hollywood Bowl; Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Dresden Festival;  the role of Agathe in Weber’s Der Freischütz in concert with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Mark Elder; and Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Edo de Waart.

Ms. Willis- Sørensen recently made her debuts at The Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and has sung Gutrune in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung at Covent Garden as well as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Houston Grand Opera. For three years she was an ensemble member at Dresden Semperoper, where she sang the title role in Léhar’s The Merry Widow, and the roles of Fiordiligi, Vitellia  in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Diemut in R. Strauss’s Feuersnot, Rosalinde in J. Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, and Mimi in Puccini’s La bohème. This season she sings Eva in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at San Francisco Opera, Elsa in Wagner’s Lohengrin with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Vienna Staatsoper, and the Countess at both the Vienna Staatsoper and The Metropolitan Opera.

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