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PROM 23: August 8

Rachel Nicholls is now widely recognised as one of the most exciting dramatic sopranos of her generation. Her Brünnhilde in complete Ring cycles for Longborough Festival Opera in 2013 received the highest critical acclaim.

She made her début at London’s Royal Opera as Third Flowermaiden, Parsifal, returning as Echo, Ariadne auf Naxos and Prilepa, The Queen of Spades. Other operatic engagements include Tatyana, Eugene Onegin and Senta, Der fliegende Holländer for Scottish Opera, Jenifer, The Midsummer Marriage, Sieglinde, Die Walküre, Micäela, Carmen, and Anne Trulove, The Rake’s Progress, at the St Endellion Festival, Jessie, Mahagonny Songspiel at the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte, Montepulciano, First Woman – First Fury, The Mask of Orpheus at the BBC Proms, Philippa, Babette’s Feast at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Euridice, Orfeo ed Euridice on tour with the Israel Camerata, Armida, Rinaldo at the Edinburgh Festival, Nerone, L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the New Theatre, Tokyo and Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris.

She sang her first Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung for the 2012 Longborough Festival, returning for three complete Ring Cycles in 2013.