RACHEL EVE HOLMES
RACHEL EVE HOLMES is an American soprano, has a voice that “radiates power and confidence” (New York Concert Review, Carnegie Hall debut recital, February 2020). A Georgia native, Ms. Holmes' performing career has taken her to Belgium, China, Italy, Austria, Canada, and the Czech Republic, as well as all over the United States.
This compelling artist has performed over thirty leading operatic and musical theater roles with many companies and orchestras, including the Utah Philharmonic, Arapahoe Philharmonic, Peach State Opera, Natchez Festival of Music, Shakespeare Opera Theatre, Peachtree Pops, Orchestra Noir, Opera Lancaster, Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, Russian Opera Workshop, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Opera Fort Collins, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Intermezzo Festival, Wilmington Concert Opera, Opera for the Young, La Musica Lirica, Loveland Opera Theatre, Delaware Valley Concert Opera, Stafford Opera Troupe, Athens Master Chorale, Fort Collins Symphony, St. George Opera, Capitol City Opera, Fresco Opera Theatre, Four Seasons Theatre, Children’s Theater of Madison, the Ralph Opera Center, the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and New England Conservatory.
A highly decorated soprano, she is the winner of the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, Orchestra Noir Medallion International Concerto Competition, Concert Artists International Virtuoso Competition, ACSO Ruth Kern Concerto Competition, American Fine Arts Festival Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition, University of Georgia Concerto Competition, Atlanta Music Clubs Competition, American Protégé International Vocal Competition, Roschel Vocal Competition, Schubert Club Competition, Kenwood Symphony Orchestra Concerto and Aria Competition, Wisconsin Public Radio Neale-Silva Young Artists Competition, Carnegie Hall Weill Hall Young Musicians Concert Competition, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Graduate Division Competition (Colorado, Wyoming District), and the Schuyler Grant for Career Bridges, NYC.
“Holmes is a revelation, expressive and subtle, with a stunning instrument.”
- Capital Times (Madison, WI)
“The Fantasticks gathered steam as it rolled along, producing many moments to relish. Holmes’ skill at the devilish operatic leaps…”
- Pittsburgh Cross Currents
“Rachel Eve Holmes, as The Girl, stands out not only for being the sole female character, but also for her rich soprano and timeless innocence.”
- Pittsburgh City Paper
“…A fiery performer and a wonderful singer.”
- Loveland Reporter-Herald (Colorado)