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Artist Profile:
Rachel Croash

Dublin Soprano Rachel Croash was a member of the inaugural Irish National Opera Studio and the Cork Opera House Cara O’Sullivan Associate Artists. Awards include the Wexford Festival Opera Aria Friends Award and the WFO & PwC Emerging Artist Bursary.

Rachel recently made her Swiss debut as Mathilde (Guillaume Tell) with Nouvel Opéra Fribourg. Other roles include Blanche; Norina and Avis (Glyndebourne Festival Opera – Cover) Mathilde; Marianne; Frasquita; Clorinda; Erste Dame; Kate Pinkerton; Mademoiselle Silberklang (Irish National Opera), Mimì; Fiordiligi; Susanna; Frasquita (Cork Opera House), Marzelline; Musetta; Mabel and Valencienne (Lyric Opera Productions), Elvira; Fiordiligi (Blackwatervalley Opera Festival), Ines; Serafina; Reneé; Dew Fairy; Annina (Wexford Festival Opera), Una; Susanna (Opera Theatre Company), Mrs.Coyle (Opera Collective Ireland) and Narrator; Banana (Wide Open Opera)

Concert Highlights include Barber’s ‘Knoxville:Summer of 1915’ with the RTÉ National Symphony
Orchestra and performances with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra,
Music in Great Irish Houses Festival, Music for Galway, The Contemporary Music Centre and The
Metropolitan Club, New York.

Oratorio performances include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle with Galway Choral Association, Händel’s Messiah at St. Muerdach’s Cathedral in Ballina, Vivaldi’s Gloria at Knock Basilica with the Palestrina Choir, Haydn’s The Creation; Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle with Culwick Choral Society, Bach’s Mass in B Minor; Brahm’s Requiem; Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C Minor with Limerick Choral Union, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with The Guinness Choir, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle with Maynooth University Choral Society, and Brahm’s Requiem and Elgar’s For The Fallen with the combined choirs of Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

Rachel had the privilege of singing at Áras an Uachtaráin for The President of Ireland Michael
D.Higgins and as guest soloist for the televised National Commemoration Day Service at Collins
Barrracks. Rachel has appeared with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in RTÉ’s ‘Carols from Dublin Castle’
and ‘Christmas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’.