Soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen is quickly gaining international recognition as one of the outstanding voices of her generation. A winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the New York Times hailed her “gleaming voice, capped with big top notes”. She was also the first prize winner of the 2011 Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, earning the top honors in both the opera and operetta categories.
Next season, Rachel Willis-Sørensen returns to Covent Garden as Gutrune in 'Götterdämmerung' under Antonio Pappano and Houston Grand Opera as Donna Anna in 'Don Giovanni' . As a member of the ensemble at Semperoper Dresden, she will make two important role debuts in new productions of 'Idomeneo' as Elettra and 'La Juive' as Rachel, as well as revivals of 'Don Giovanni', 'Alcina', and 'La clemenza di Tito'. Ms. Willis-Sørensen will also participate in the Grand Opera Gala in support of the AIDS Foundation held at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and will also sing concerts at the Kirsten Flagstad Festival in Norway. Highlights of future seasons include leading roles at Semperoper Dresden, Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and the Salzburg Easter Festival.