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Artist Hyperion Records

Rachel Nicholls (soprano)

Born in Bedford, Rachel Nicholls is one of the most versatile sopranos of her generation, with a huge repertoire ranging from J S Bach and Handel to Schoenberg and Errollyn Wallen. She made her BBC Proms debut in 2008 singing Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music and returned in 2009 for The Mask of Orpheus—The Arches. Other festival appearances have included Bremen, Edinburgh, Hereford Three Choirs and La Folle Journée, Tokyo.

In opera and concert, conductors she has worked with include Martyn Brabbins, Stephen Cleobury, Christian Curnyn, Colin Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Martin Gester, Richard Hickox, Roger Norrington, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Simon Rattle, Steven Sloane, Masaaki Suzuki and David Willcocks. She has appeared with the Royal Opera, London, the Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing, English National Opera, the Early Opera Company, Longborough Festival Opera and Scottish Opera, as well as with orchestras such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia, the CBSO, the London Mozart Players, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the OAE, the Philharmonia, Le Parlement de Musique, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

She created the role of Joan For you with Music Theatre Wales, and her operatic repertoire further includes Marzelline Fidelio, Ginevra Ariodante, Armida Rinaldo, Ginevra Ariodante, Dorinda Orlando, Nerone L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Elettra Idomeneo, Tatyana Eugene Onegin and Helmwige Die Walküre.

Her broadcasts include Dvořák Stabat Mater, Schoenberg String Quartet No 2 and Flashmob—The Opera (BBC), and with Bach Collegium Japan, she has recorded the B Minor Mass and two volumes of Cantatas. Other recordings include Orlando, Silla, Hummel Mass in D Minor, two volumes of music by Cecilia McDowall and Paul Spicer’s Easter Oratorio.


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