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Much in demand on the opera-stage some of Rachel Frenkel’s recent engagements include Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera conducted by Robin Ticciati at the Glyndebourne Festival, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte at the Semperoper Dresden with conductor Omer Welber, her signature-role of Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper conducted by Ivor Bolton, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and with the Budapest Festival Orchestra with Iván Fischer conducting, Angelina in La Cenerentola at Staatsoper Wien, Komponist in Ariadne auf  Naxos at Staatsoper Hamburg, Cherubino at the Opéra national de Montpellier, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Staatstoper Berlin with Daniel Barenboim conducting and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Fenena in Nabucco and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro all at the Staatsoper Wien. She made her debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Stimme des Falken in Die Frau ohne Schatten and at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden as Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos both with Christian Thielemann conducting. At the Osterfestspiele Salzburg she sang the role of Mercédès in Carmen under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.
Highlights for the 2014/2015 season and beyond include her role-debut as Idamante in Idomeneo at the Opéra de Lille, Nicklausse in Les contes d'Hoffmann at the Bregenzer Festspiele, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and at the Edinburgh International Festival, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with the Flemish Radio Choir at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
As a concert singer, her recent highlights include a.o. the Mozart Requiem with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach's Magnificat with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Ton Koopman as well as Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater with Camerata Salzburg, Bernstein's 1st Symphony with the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and Mahler's Rückert Lieder with the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra in Osaka. She has also sung with all major Israeli orchestras in a variety of repertoire from the baroque to the 20th century. She sang with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos.
Rachel Frenkel was a member of the studio of the Staatsoper Berlin for the seasons 09/10 and 10/11 and during that period she already performed several roles on the main stage in Berlin such as Mercédès in Carmen, Flora in La Traviata, Siebel in Gounod’s Faust, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Milli in Der Ferne Klang and Zaida in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia.
She graduated at the Buchmann- Mehta School of music in Tel Aviv and participated in the New Israeli Opera Young Artist Program, where she performed the roles of Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel and Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte.
Rachel Frenkel has won several excellence scholarships from a.o. the Tel Aviv University and The America-Israel Sharet Artists Foundation.

RACHEL FRENKEL: W.A. Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro, as Cherubino

RACHEL FRENKEL: J. Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Violin Aria

RACHEL FRENKEL: J. Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Une poupèe aux yeux d'èmai

RACHEL FRENKEL: B. Godard, Dante, Scene et Romance (Gemma)

RACHEL FRENKEL: J. Haydn, Arianna a Naxos, A che morir vorrei

RACHEL FRENKEL: W.A. Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito, Parto, Parto

RACHEL FRENKEL: J. Massenet, Werther, Letter scene

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RACHEL FRENKEL: G. Rossini, Stabat mater, Fac, ut portem

“Rachel Frenkel’s warm-toned mezzo and confident presence showed why her Cherubino is already much praised”.

Music OMH, about the role of Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera at the Glyndebourne Festival, June 2014
“Einzig Rachel Frenkel in der Hosenrolle des Ramiro vermochte ihren Part mit würdiger und glaubhaften Indivitualität auszustatten und erbrachte mit ihren Mezzosopran auch stimmlich die erfreutlichste Leistungs des Abends."
Opernwelt, about the role of Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera at the Glyndebourne Festival, August 2014

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