Rachel Schutz (St. Settlement, Four Saints in Three Acts), the critically acclaimed Welsh soprano, is increasingly in demand throughout the United States and Europe with her “diamantine high notes . . . and giddy delirious coloratura” (Richard Dyer, Boston Globe). She has performed with the Boston Pops, Santa Fe Opera, both of Stony Brook University’s orchestras, and the Bard Orchestra. At Stony Brook Opera she portrayed Flora in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. She sang Bach’s Cantata No. 51 with the Stony Brook University Orchestra after winning their concerto competition. In 2006, she made her orchestral debut at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops Orchestra, singing Bernstein’s “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide. This past summer she was an apprentice artist at the Santa Fe Opera; previously, she spent two summers at Tanglewood working with Phyllis Curtin, Dawn Upshaw, and James Levine. This March, Schutz sang Strauss’s Brentano Lieder with the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, after winning the Conservatory Concerto Competition.
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