- Le Nozze di Figaro – Second Bridesmaid
Scottish Mezzo Soprano Rachael Liddell, is an alumna of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Edinburgh Napier University and Central Washington University. An awardee of various scholarships throughout her studies, Rachael was generously supported by The Cross Trust, The Split Infinitive and The Santander Universities Mobility Scholarships. Recently, Rachael has enjoyed a variety of performances which included premiering the lead rôle of Bet in Samuel Peña’s début musical One Shoe of Each Colour, being a soloist for Origin Scotland’s Easter concert at the Usher Hall and performing with the Thistle Trio in the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Rachael looks forward to making her principal rôle debut as Second Bridesmaid and covering Cherubino in Saffron Opera Group’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
Highlights of Rachael’s 2022/23 Season, included performing alto solo in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival production of Handel’s Messiah conducted by Stuart Hope, performing as a part of Philharmonia Voices in the Edinburgh International Festival production of Beethoven’s Fidelio conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles, and being a season chorus member for the Glyndebourne Festival premier of Ethel Smyth’s The Wrecker’s, both at the inaugural Glyndebourne Festival and again for broadcast at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Rachael has participated in masterclasses with concert pianist and broadcaster, Ian Burnside, operatic tenor, Alan Oke, and concert pianist Michael McMahon. On the international concert platform, Rachael has performed extensively in both choral and solo repertoire. Also experienced in theatre, Rachael has performed notable rôles with Dundee Repertory Theatre including productions of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution and Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information.