Rachel Frenkel

General Management
Mezzo-soprano Rachel Frenkel is a regular guest of international opera and concert stages, especially as an interpreter of Mozart and Rossini. She has performed her signature-role of Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and at the Edinburgh International Festival and Mostly Mozart Festival New York.

Highlights in 2023/24 include her return to La Scala di Milano in the role of Marcelline/Le nozze di Figaro, Edward Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the Würtembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen as well as Dorabella/Cosi fan tutte with the Orchestre national de Lyon.

Most recent opera engagements include house debuts as Cherubino at Opéra national de Paris and as Komponist/Ariadne auf Naxos at La Scala di Milano, Olga/Eugene Onegin and Isabella/Italiana in Algeri (New Israeli Opera), Idamante/Idomeneo (Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Opéra de Lille) and Sesto/La Clemenza di Tito (Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse).

A former ensemble member of Staatsoper Wien, she has appeared there as Komponist/Ariadne auf Naxos, Angelina/La Cenerentola, Rosina/Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Fenena/Nabucco, Stephano/Romeo et Juliette, Wellgunde/Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, Siébel/Faust, Ascanio/Les Troyens, Ruggiero/Alcina, Idamante/Idomeneo, Lea/Die Weiden by Johannes Maria Staud and Hermia/A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Guest appearances have led her to Staatsoper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Hamburg, Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Osterfestspiele Salzburg, Salzburger Festspiele, Bregenzer Festspiele and Glyndebourne Festival working with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Ivor Bolton, Iván Fischer, Gustavo Dudamel, Marc Minkowski, Ingo Metzmacher, Simone Young, Thomas Hengelbrock, Emmanuelle Haïm and Robin Ticciati.