Dublin Soprano Rachel Croash is a member of the Irish National Opera Studio 2018/19.
In 2017 Rachel was a finalist in the 9th Festspiele Immling International Singing Competition and was subsequently invited to perform the role of Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Gilda in scenes of Rigoletto in the Festival’s Verdi Gala. Other Awards include the Wexford Festival Opera Aria Friends Award and the WFO & PwC Emerging Artist Bursary, 2015.
Rachel performed at the launch of Irish National Opera in 2018 in Brian Irvine’s ‘Opera – It’s all about like…’. Operatic roles include Musetta La Bohème, Valencienne The Merry Widow and Mabel Pirates of Penzance (Lyric Opera Productions), Elvira L’Italiana in Algeri and Fiordiligi Così fan tutte (Blackwatervalley Opera Festival), Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro and Frasquita Carmen (Cork Opera House), Mademoiselle Silberklang Der Schauspieldirektor, Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte (Irish National Opera), Laurette Le Docteur Miracle, Serafina Il Campanello, Reneé (Koanga), Dew Fairy Hänsel and Gretel and Annina La Traviata (Wexford Festival Opera), Una Eithne and Susanna Susanna’s Secret (Opera Theatre Company), Mrs.Coyle Owen Wingrave (Opera Collective Ireland), Gorm (Flatpack, Ulysses Theatre Company), Banana Things We Throw Away and Narrator (The Oldest Woman in Limerick, Wide Open Opera).
Concert and Recital highlights include performances with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, The Wexford Sinfonia, City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra, Drogheda International Classical Music Series, Ardee Baroque Festival, Our Lady’s Choral Society, Music in Great Irish Houses Festival, Music for Galway, Dublin Philharmonic Society, Sligo Con Brio, The Contemporary Music Centre and The Metropolitan Club, New York.
A former Opera Theatre Company HUB Artist, Rachel completed a Bachelor of Music Degree at Maynooth University followed by a Masters in Music Performance at The Royal Irish Academy of Music.