Rachel Nicholls is now widely recognised as one of the most exciting dramatic sopranos of her generation.

Following her debut at London’s Royal Opera as Third Flowermaiden/ Parsifal, she has sung a wide repertoire of baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire in opera and concert all over the world.

She first came to notice as a dramatic soprano with her highly acclaimed performances as Brünnhilde for Longborough Festival Opera, culminating in complete Ring Cycles in 2013. Since then Rachel has specialised in the opera roles of Wagner and Richard Strauss.

Amongst her operatic roles are Isolde, Elektra, Salome and Senta as well as all three Brünnhildes.

Rachel has always combined her performing career with teaching, coaching and mentoring. She is committed to working with the new
generation of young singers and helping them to develop technical security and artistic agency.

Rachel is joint Artistic Director of the St Endellion Summer Festival and in addition to her coaching at the National Opera Studio is a
regular coach at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.