Everything is good on this disc"

Opéra Magazine

...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...

Le Monde

Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen brought a sumptuous voice and willowy stage presence to her role debut as Rusalka...

San Francisco Examiner

...the splendor of the timbre, its resonance, the colors, the intensity, everything confirms that we are facing one of the glories of tomorrow.

Classica

The light of Willis-Sørenson’s voice was never lost thanks to its expressive, limpid tone and ability to float above even the loudest and thickest passages.

Bachtrack
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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 Monde enthused, "…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..." In 2021, Rachel signed a multi-record deal with Sony Classical. Her debut album was released on April 8th, 2022.

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Upcoming Performances

Highlights from Ms. Willis-Sørensen's 2022/23 season include two role debuts as Elisabeth in Verdi’s Don Carlos with Lyric Opera of Chicago and as the title role in Strauss’s Arabella at the Deutsche Opera Berlin, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes and Violetta in La Traviata at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Rosalinde in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, and Mimi in La Bohème at the Wiener Staatsoper, Desdemona in Otello and Leonora in Il Trovatore at the Royal Opera House, her house debut at LA Opera as Desdemona, and Elisabeth in Don Carlos at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. On the concert stage, she performs Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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In the title role, soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen gave a performance of heroic power and tenderness...

San Francisco Chronicle

Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen brought a sumptuous voice and willowy stage presence to her role debut as Rusalka...

San Francisco Examiner

Willis-Sørensen sends her shining phrases aloft.

San Francisco Classical Voice
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