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An ensemble member of the Wiener Staatsoper, young mezzo-soprano Rachel Frenkel is increasingly in demand on the international stages, especially as an interpreter of Mozart and Rossini. She has performed her signature-role of Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, conducted by Ivor Bolton, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the Edinburgh International Festival and Mostly Mozart Festival New York with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, at the Wiener Staatsoper and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

At Staatsoper Wien, she has appeared as Cherubino, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Fenena in Nabucco, Stephano in Romeo et Juliette, Wellgunde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, Siébel in Faust, Ruggiero in Alcina, conducted by Marc Minkowski, and, most recently Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos.

Other recent highlights include Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte at Semperoper Dresden, Idamante in Idomeneo at Opéra de Lille, conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera, conducted by Robin Ticciati, at Glyndebourne Festival, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Staatsoper Berlin, under Daniel Barenboim, and Semperoper Dresden, Nicklausse in Stefan Herheim’s production of Les contes d'Hoffmann at the Bregenzer Festspiele, Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos at Staatsoper Hamburg, and Mercédès in Carmen at the Osterfestspiele Salzburg, with Sir Simon Rattle. She gave her debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Stimme des Falken in Die Frau ohne Schatten and at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden as Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos, both under the baton of Christian Thielemann. Most recently, she gave a highly successful house debut as Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.

As a member of the opera studio at Staatsoper Berlin Ms Frenkel performed Mercédès in Carmen, Flora in La Traviata, Siebel in Gounod’s Faust, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Milli in Der Ferne Klang and Zaida in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia.

In concert, she has sung Bernstein’s Songfest with the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Bach's Magnificat with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Ton Koopman, Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater with Camerata Salzburg, Bernstein's Symphony no 1 with the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with the Flemish Radio Choir and Hervé Niquet at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Mozart Requiem with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler's Rückert Lieder with the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra in Osaka, Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich and Mallika in Delibes’ Lakmé with the BR Rundfunkorchester Munich. She has also appeared with all major Israeli orchestras in a variety of repertoire from the baroque to the 20th century, including Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Last season, she also appeared in recital at the Mercatorhalle Duisburg with pianist Boris Giltburg.

In 2018/19, Ms Frenkel returns to the Wiener Staatsoper as Idamante and for role debuts as Ascanio in Les Troyens and Lea in Johannes Maria Staud’s Die Weiden. She will also appear in recital at Vienna Musikverein.

Ms Frenkel graduated at the Buchmann- Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv and participated in the New Israeli Opera Young Artist Program, where she performed the roles of Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel and Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Tel Aviv University and The America-Israel Sharet Artists Foundation.


RACHEL FRENKEL: W.A. Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro, as Cherubino

RACHEL FRENKEL: J. Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Violin Aria

RACHEL FRENKEL: J. Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Une poupèe aux yeux d'èmai

RACHEL FRENKEL: B. Godard, Dante, Scene et Romance (Gemma)

RACHEL FRENKEL: J. Haydn, Arianna a Naxos, A che morir vorrei

RACHEL FRENKEL: W.A. Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito, Parto, Parto

RACHEL FRENKEL: J. Massenet, Werther, Letter scene

Live recording

RACHEL FRENKEL: G. Rossini, Stabat mater, Fac, ut portem

"Rachel Frenkel in der Hosenrolle des Idamante zeigt eine weitere Facette ihres breiten Spektrums [...] Mit ihrem ausdrucksstarken Mezzosopran gelingt ihr die [...] koloraturreiche große Szene „Non temer“ vorzüglich."
online-merker, Wiener Staatsoper - Idomeneo, February 2019
"[...] die großartige Rachel Frenkel. Sie [...] haucht [...] der abziehbildhaften Hauptfigur mit ihrer warmen und leuchtenden Stimme erstaunlich viel Leben ein."
br-klassik.de, Staatsoper Wien - Die Weiden (world premiere), December 2018
"Lea, die Rachel Frenkel mit ihrem farbenreichen, aber immer beweglichen und leichten Mezzosopran zum emotionalen Zentrum der Oper macht[...]"
nmz.de, Staatsoper Wien - Die Weiden (world premiere), December 2018
"Rachel Frenkel, mezzo-soprano israélienne, sait en incarner la fougue, l'émotion et le lyrisme, les tempêtes qui l’assaillent au fil du rôle, avec un magistral "Parto", au début puis un fantastique "Deh per questo istante solo" à la fin. Le public toulousain (connaisseur en belles voix) ne s’y trompe pas et lui réserve une ovation lors des saluts."
Olyrix.com, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse - La Clemenza di Tito, June 2018
"The trouser role of Cherubino has its challenges, and Rachel Frenkel met them effortlessly with her engaging mezzo soprano. “Voi che sapete” embodied all the emotion and impulsiveness the character should have, and Frenkel bent the phrases nicely to bring out the text. At the same time, she brought a welcome physicality to the role."
Seen and Heard International, Lyric Opera of Chicago - Le Nozze di Figaro, September 2015
"Die Sänger spielen auch alle mit Hingabe[...] Rachel Frenkel ist hier geradezu ideal als Muse und Nicklausse."
kurier.at, Bregenzer Festspiele - Les contes d'Hoffmann, August 2015
“Einzig Rachel Frenkel in der Hosenrolle des Ramiro vermochte ihren Part mit würdiger und glaubhaften Indivitualität auszustatten und erbrachte mit ihren Mezzosopran auch stimmlich die erfreutlichste Leistungs des Abends."
Opernwelt, Glyndebourne Festival - La finta giardiniera, August 2014
“Rachel Frenkel’s warm-toned mezzo and confident presence showed why her Cherubino is already much praised”.
Music OMH, Glyndbourne Festival - La finta giardiniera, June 2014

Rachel Frenkel

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Rachel Frenkel

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