Soprano Rachel Mikol will return to Opera Saratoga this summer to perform the role of Sandman in Hänsel und Gretel. She will cover the title role of Marie in La fille du régiment. Mikol was recently a Studio Artist with Opera Saratoga and a Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera.
Recent roles include Anne Egerman in Sondheim's A Little Night Music with Opera Ithaca, Mary Bailey in the collegiate premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's It's a Wonderful Life, Niece 2 in Britten's Peter Grimes, and Dorabella in Mozart's Così fan tutte.
Upcoming roles also include Frasquita in Carmen with Opéra Louisiane.
On the concert stage, Mikol was a frequent soloist and member of NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, a soloist with the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, the soprano soloist in Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52, and soloist in Handel's Messiah.
Mikol is currently a member of and frequent soloist with the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Chamber Choir, a select vocal ensemble of New York's finest professional singers. She was recently heard as the soloist in Aaron Copland's "In the Beginning."
A native of Buffalo, New York, Mikol earned her Bachelor of Music in Performance and Education from Ithaca College and her Master of Music in Performance and a Performer Diploma in Voice from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She studied at Ithaca College with Dawn Pierce and at Indiana University with Mary Ann Hart.
AMERICAN LYRIC THEATER
Ms. Mikol joins American Lyric Theater for "ALT Alumni: Composers And Librettists In Concert." She will sing selections from Town Hall, music by Theo Popov and libretto by E. M. Lewis, and Taking Up Serpents, music by Kamala Sankaram and libretto by Jerre Dye. Tickets available for the concert on Sunday March 3rd at 3pm at the Morgan Library and Museum.
Dominick DiOrio - And the barriers had vanished (2011)
Rachel Mikol - Black Anemones
Rachel Mikol - Mary’s Aria from "It’s a Wonderful Life"
Rachel Mikol - Regnava nel silenzio