"Rachael Brimley was lyrical and precise in some glistening passages" The Herald Scotland

Rachael Brimley, Soprano, is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RSAMD) where she studied with International Soprano Dr Judith Howarth.

During this time she performed in many productions including Owl The Cunning Little Vixen (RSAMD with Scottish Opera), Chorus War and Peace (RSAMD with Scottish Opera), Nun Dialogues des Carmelites, Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia (Opera Scenes), Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Opera Scenes). 

 

For several years Rachael was a principal Soprano with Bedfordshire Youth Opera, performing roles including Countess The Marriage of Figaro, Rosalinda Die Fledermaus, Frasquita Carmen.

As a Postgraduate student at the RSAMD she premiered J. Simon van der Walt's lieder Liebesglück hat tausend Zungen. She was also highly commended in the John Ireland Song Prize.

Since graduating, Rachael has continued to further her studies, completing the ENO Opera Works course and workshops with British Youth Opera. 

 

During the summer season 2015 Rachael was part of the Christine Collins Young Artist programme at Opera Holland Park, covering and performing the role of Miss Ellen Lakme.

Rachael returned to Opera Holland Park recently, covering the role of Ermyngarde in the UK premiere of Isabeau.

Rachael has prolific experience within the corporate performance industry, working for over seven years as lead Soprano for SOS Singing Waiters.

She recently toured America as part of the Laphroaig Choir #opinionswelcome campaign. 

In 2013 Rachael sang her first performance of Violetta La Traviata with Edinburgh Grand Opera. "Make no mistake, Brimley is a fantastic Violetta. Her voice is light and colourful almost to the top.... she has a thrill of sensuality about her that promises much, and a demeanour that indicates she is certainly in control... But it is Brimley's warmth that endures." Thom Dibdin, All Edinburgh Theatre, http://thomdibdin.co.uk/review-la-traviata/

Rachael works regularly with Scottish Opera, performing Chorus in Rusalka, The Mikado, The Marriage of Figaro, La bohème, La Traviata and Eugene Onegin.

In 2017 she began working as Chorus Representative, facilitating feedback and representing the Chorus and their interests.

This season Rachael has covered the roles of Page and Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, in summer 2019 she will cover Papagena in the Sir Thomas Allen production of The Magic Flute, also for Scottish Opera.

Rachael recently performed Musetta in La bohème for Paisley Opera's new production and original Scots translation "The athletic cast buys fully into the concept...Rachael Brimley glowing as good-time girl Musetta." Ken Walton, TheScotsman,  https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music/opera-review-paisley-opera-la-boheme-university-of-the-west-of-scotland-paisley-1-4867934

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