Rachel Frenkel


Mezzo-soprano Rachel Frenkel’s Cherubino has been a great success at the state operas of Berlin, Munich, and Vienna, as well as at Opéra Montpellier, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Upon graduating from Tel Aviv’s Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Frenkel developed her repertoire at the Israeli Opera and subsequently in two seasons with the ensemble of the Berlin State Opera. She appears frequently at the Vienna State Opera, where, besides Cherubino, she has portrayed Rosina, Fenena/Nabucco, and Cenerentola. Leading roles elsewhere in Europe include Nicklausse/Les contes d’Hoffmann (Bregenz), Dorabella and Rosina (Dresden), Ramiro/La finta giardiniera (Glyndebourne), Idamante/Idomeneo (Lille), and the Composer/Ariadne auf Naxos (Hamburg). In the latter work she sang Dryade at Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus (a performance currently available on DVD). In Salzburg she has appeared under the batons of both Christian Thielemann (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and Sir Simon Rattle (Carmen). Concerts have brought her to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonic, Camerata Salzburg, and Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Lyric Opera debut: Cherubino/ The Marriage of Figaro (2015|16)

Last updated: September 26, 2015
Photo: Mario Borggreve