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Rachel Willis-Sørensen
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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, Le Mondeenthused, “…the American soprano has without a doubt one of the most impressive voices in the opera world. The timbre, of marmoreal beauty, is striking, the projection telluric…”

Ms. Willis-Sørensen opens the 2021/22 season with a concert in San Francisco. This season finds her performing three roles at the Wiener Staatsoper. Her first engagement in Vienna includes her role debut as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, followed by a return to the role of Marguerite in Faust, and a holiday celebration performing Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. Returning to the Semperoper Dresden, she then performs Mimì in La Bohème. In the spring, she performs the role of Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Elsa in Lohengrin at the Oper Frankfurt, and the title role in Rusalka with NDR Hamburg. On the concert stage, she performs Mahler’s 2nd Symphony in Santa Cecilia, Rome, and a solo Strauss program in Paris with the Orchestre national de France. In 2021, Rachel signed a multi-record deal with Sony Classical. Her debut album, Rachel, was released on April 8th, 2022.

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