“The fabulously presented soprano Rachael Russell has confidence and an on-stage feistiness that make an alluring combination.”
Over recent years Rachael has toured Internationally with her one-woman theatre shows ‘This Is Me’ and ‘Women In love’. Rachael is also an established concert artist and has performed in a wide variety of venues across the UK and Europe from the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, to the flight decks of HMS Invincible and HMS Albion performing before many famous people, including their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales, The Earl of Wessex, and The Duchess of Cornwall and in 2012 was invited to perform at the House of Lords for the Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
Her operatic roles have included Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’, Polly Peachum in Weill & Brecht’s ‘The Threepenny Opera’, Poppea in Monteverdi’s ‘The Coronation of Poppea’, Dalila in Handel’s ‘Samson’, and Yvette in Puccini’s ‘La Rondine’. Notable theatre credits include The Plaintiff in Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Trial by Jury’, Édith Piaf in Pam Gem’s musical drama ‘Piaf’, and Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s long-running West End musical ‘Blood Brothers’.
Rachael’s largest audience occurred in 2010 in the unusual setting of the Ems River in Lower Saxony, Germany. The 128,000 tonne cruise ship ‘Disney Dream’ was being delivered from the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg and Rachael was invited to sing Andrea Bocelli’s famous song “Time to Say Goodbye” for the 50,000 spectators gathered to witness the ship’s launch. Memorable performances also include a moving and spiritual solo in front of a congregation of 25,000 in the Underground Basilica of St. Pius X, to mark the 150th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes.
A native of Liverpool, UK, Rachael studied voice at the Royal College of Music, London and Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and in addition to her achievements in music, Rachael is also an established Actress with a diploma in acting from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.