In exciting news, Rachele will make a last minute Seattle Opera debut this Sunday, May 3rd in one of her signature roles, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos. Rachele's performance of Zerbinetta has been praised in the past as "impeccable" by the Boston Music Intelligencer and Opera News wrote of her performance:
"As Zerbinetta, soprano Rachele Gilmore, in sunglasses and Gibson Girl bloomers, displayed more talent and charm than any one person should be allowed to possess. In her hands, “Grossmächtige Prinzessin” (Most gracious Princess) was not merely an astonishing pyrotechnical display (although it certainly was that) but a joyous expression of Zerbinetta’s character, the bushels of notes and baskets of embellishments an overflowing abundance in keeping with her view of life and love.”
If you're in the Pacific Northwest, be sure to catch Rachele's performance of this beloved Strauss Opera on May 3rd & 15th.