Rachel Croash, Soprano – Mademoiselle Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirketor – Irish National Opera (INO), 2018 – Photo Ros Kavanagh

“…Rachel Croash impresses at every turn and who now, busy and conflicted as Valencienne, adds dancing the can-can to her repertoire.”

Michael Dungan, The Irish Times


“…Rachel Croash impresses at every turn and who now, busy and conflicted as Valencienne, adds dancing the can-can to her repertoire.”

Michael Dungan, The Irish Times

Dublin Soprano Rachel Croash is a member of the Irish National Opera Studio 2018/19.

In 2017 Rachel was a finalist in the 9th Festspiele Immling International Singing Competition and was subsequently invited to perform the role of Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Gilda in scenes of Rigoletto in the Festival’s Verdi Gala. Other Awards include the Wexford Festival Opera Aria Friends Award and the WFO & PwC Emerging Artist Bursary, 2015.

Rachel performed at the launch of Irish National Opera in 2018 in Brian Irvine’s ‘Opera – It’s all about like…’. Operatic roles include Musetta (La Bohème), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance) and Valencienne (The Merry Widow) with Lyric Opera Productions, Frasquita (Carmen) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Cork Opera House, Elvira (L’Italiana in Algeri) and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) with Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Serafina (Il Campanello), Renèe (Koanga), Dew fairy (Hänsel and Gretel) and Annina (La Traviata) with Wexford Festival Opera, Mademoiselle Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) and Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Irish National Opera, Susanna (Susanna’s Secret) and Úna (Eithne) with Opera Theatre Company, Mrs. Coyle (Owen Wingrave) with Opera Collective, Gorm (Flatpack) with Ulysses Theatre Company and Banana (Things We Throw Away) and Narrator (The Oldest Woman in Limerick) with Wide Open Opera.

Rachel Croash, Soprano – Elvira L'Italiana in Algeri – Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, 2018 – Photo Frances Marshall

“…Rachel Croash as the spurned Elvira show off their comic flair.”

Cathy Desmond, Irish Examiner 

Rachel Croash, Soprano – Una in Eithne – Opera Theatre Company, 2017 – Photo Ros Kavanagh

Una
Eithne
Opera Theatre Company


Concert and Recital highlights include performances with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, The Wexford Sinfonia, City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra, Drogheda International Classical Music Series, Ardee Baroque Festival, Our Lady’s Choral Society, Music in Great Irish Houses Festival, Music for Galway, Dublin Philharmonic Society, Sligo Con Brio, The Contemporary Music Centre and The Metropolitan Club, New York. In 2018 Rachel had the privilege of performing with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra at Áras an Uachtaráin for The President of Ireland Michael D.Higgins in a special Concert to honour all the charities of which the President is a patron.

Oratorio engagements include Bach’s B Minor Mass, Mozart Requiem and Mozart Mass in C Minor with Limerick Choral Union, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with The Guinness Choir, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle with Culwick Choral Society; Maynooth University Choral Society and Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes Confessore and Bach’s Cantata 41 at St.Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Recordings include  ‘Press Closer’ from Michael Gallen’s suite ‘Wilde Stories’,  commissioned by RTÉ Lyric Fm and Una in Robert O’Dwyers Eithne with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

In 2018, Rachel featured as a guest soloist on RTE’s Carols from The Castle with the RTE Concert Orchestra under the baton of Conductor Stephen Bell.

A former Opera Theatre Company HUB Artist, Rachel completed a Bachelor of Music Degree at Maynooth University followed by a Masters in Music Performance at The Royal Irish Academy of Music.

PRESS KIT

19/20

19/20

LAURETTE

Le Docteur Miracle
Wexford Festival Opera ‘Opera in The Garden’

CLORINDA

La Cenerentola
Irish National Opera

FRASQUITA

Carmen
Irish National Opera

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