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Rachel Schutz (Adele)

Rachel SchutzHailed for her glittering coloratura register and witty characterizations, Welsh-born soprano Rachel Schutz (Adele) returns to Stockton Opera after starring as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. Ms. Schutz’s recent operatic roles have included Diana (Siren Song) and Johanna (Sweeney Todd) with Hawai’i Opera Theater, Thérèse (Les mamelles de Tirésias) and Jessie (Mahagonny Songspiel) with Opera Parallèle, and Blondchen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) with Stony Brook Opera.

Known for her sensitive and evocative performances, Ms. Schutz is also active as a recitalist and on the concert stage. She has performed at the Ravinia Festival under the baton of James Conlon, with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, at the Ojai Festival, in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, with the Boston Pops Orchestra, and at many other venues in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Germany. She has also been featured on Hawai’i’s KHPR and Chicago’s WFMT, and can be heard on Elements, an Albany Records album of contemporary American music released in 2013.

An avid supporter of new music, she has premiered dozens of works and worked closely with composers Milton Babbitt, William Bolcom, John Harbison, Libby Larsen, Thomas Osborne, and Augusta Read Thomas. Ms. Schutz was a two-time Santa Fe Opera Apprentice and Tanglewood Fellow, and earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Stony Brook University and her Master of Music degree from Bard College. For more information, please visit www.rachelschutz.com.

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