Soprano Rachel Mikol is a passionate performer on a wide variety of musical stages.
This season, she embarks on recording an album with the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Chamber Choir
and will sing with the American Classical Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall.
Rachel was recently heard as the soprano soloist in the Messiah with
the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra; the sold-out performance was
broadcast on PBS across New York State.
Last season, she returned to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as the soprano soloist
in Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Rachel also returned to St. Petersburg Opera in Spring 2023
to cover the role of Marzelline in Beethoven's Fidelio.
Rachel joined the New York Philharmonic Chorus for the opening night galas
in the brand new David Geffen Hall in October 2022.
She also sang background vocals for country artists Ashley McBryde and John Osborne on
Rachel is a member of the all-professional Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Chamber Choir
and this past fall was the featured soloist in Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning.
She also enjoys singing regularly with the Bard Festival Chorale for
both its operatic and choral performances.
Rachel continues to engage with various new music projects,
most recently with Fresh Squeezed Opera for their Second Chances Showcase,
with Aural Compass Projects for its fall concert, and with American Lyric Opera as Lynn
in its production of The Halloween Tree. She was a frequent soloist and member of NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and performed as Mary Bailey in the collegiate premiere of
Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s It’s a Wonderful Life.
Additional operatic credits include Gilda (cover) in Rigoletto with St. Petersburg Opera, Marie (cover) in La fille du régiment with Opera Saratoga,
Frasquita in Carmen with Opéra Louisiane, and Anne Egerman in
A Little Night Music with Opera Ithaca.