Monday, March 25, 2024 at 8 p.m.
Squires Recital Salon

Rachel Copeland continues to receive acclaim as a “revelation with her coloratura soprano leaping easily to impossible heights!” She is a sought after artist combining her crystalline voice with her compelling and energetic stage presence.  Copeland recently debuted at Avery Fisher Hall as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass to rave reviews as well as performances with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra in a concert of arias and duets. Other career highlights include the Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Cleveland Opera Theater, Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen with San Diego Opera, Micaela in Peter Brook’s Le tragédie de Carmen with Indianapolis Opera, and Woglinde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and first nymph in Dvorak’s Rusalka with North Carolina Opera. In addition to the operatic stage, Copeland has been praised for her “elegant and smooth tone” in oratorio and symphonic works. 

Copeland began an appointment at Penn State School of Music as a member of the Voice Department in Fall, 2018. She is frequently sought after as a master class technician both nationally and abroad. 

On the program are works by Sebastien de Brossard, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Jules Massenet, Amy Beach, Pauline Viardot, Cecile Chaminade, Emile Paladilhe, Charles Gounod.