Rachel Frenkel

Debut at Luzerner Sinfonieorchester on January 15th 2025

Mezzo-soprano Rachel Frenkel is in demand on the international opera and concert stages. She has performed her signature-role of Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, conducted by Ivor Bolton, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the Edinburgh International Festival and Mostly Mozart Festival New York with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, at the Wiener Staatsoper and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Elsewhere, she has performed Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte at the Semperoper Dresden, Dryade and Idamante in Idomeneo at the Baden- Baden festspiele, Idamante at the Opéra de Lille, conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera, conducted by Robin Ticciati at Glyndebourne Festival, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Staatsoper Berlin, under Daniel Barenboim and at the Semperoper Dresden.
at the Vienna Staatsoper she sung Rosina, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Fenena in Nabucco, Stephano in Romeo et Juliette, Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Siébel in Faust and Ruggiero in Alcina, conducted by Marc Minkowski and, most recently, Lea in the world premiere of Johannes Maria Staud´s Die Weiden, and Idamante.

Other recent highlights include Sesto in Mozart´s La clemenza di Tito in Toulouse, Nicklausse in Stefan Herheim’s production of Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Bregenzer Festspiele, and Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos at Staatsoper Hamburg, and Teatro alla Scala, Milan. She appeared several times at the Salzburger Festspiele under the baton of Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann.

at the Staatsoper Berlin Ms Frenkel performed Siebel in Gounod’s Faust, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte.

In concert, she has sung Bach’s Magnificat with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Ton Koopman, Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater with Camerata Salzburg, Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and with the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with the Flemish Radio Choir and Hervé Niquet at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Mozart Requiem with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra in Osaka, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchest, and Mallika in Delibes’ Lakmé with the BR Rundfunkorchester Munich.

Ms Frenkel graduated at the Buchmann- Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv and participated in the New Israeli Opera Young Artist Program. She later studied at the private studio of soprano Abbie Furmansky in Berlin.
She is the recipient of scholarships from the Tel Aviv University and The America-Israel Sharet Artists Foundation, and a prize winner of the Neue Stimmen competition.

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