for booking contact:
Jeff Turner
604-662-4144 x221
Georgia Straight December 2013
Rachel Fenlon
Rising Young Canadian star on the classical singing scene. Beauty and controlled power, with a fine acting ability

Rachel Fenlon is a rising young Canadian star on the classical singing scene. Rachel grew up in Victoria, BC, and is a graduate from the University of British Columbia, where she received her Master’s degree in opera performance, with additional training from Vancouver Opera’s Young Artist Coaching Intensive, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI), the Vancouver International Song Institute, and the European Music Academy in the Czech Republic. She is an alumna of Vancouver Opera’s 2012 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program.

Rachel’s recent operatic performances include Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with Vancouver Opera; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Vancouver Opera, UBC, the European Music Academy, and the Westben Arts Festival; Adina in L′elisir d′amore (COSI); and Mimi in La Bohéme with Opera and Arias at Bard on the Beach.

Ms. Fenlon has been featured as a soloist with the Victoria Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Northern Czech Philharmonic, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Vancouver Bach Choir, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and City Opera Vancouver. Her solo Oratorio credits include Handel’s Messiah, Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s Magnificat, and Beethoven’s Mass in C, as well as a concert performance of Lisa in Lehár’s Das Land des L′chelns with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

"Classic ingénue, trilling into the vocal stratosphere on demand"
- The Vancouver Sun

"This young artist’s vocal skills should take her anywhere she wants to go. From a slight frame, she produces beauty and controlled power, with a fine acting ability."
- Opera Canada

Rachel Fenlon at the opening of Ermenegildo Zegna (Rachel appears at 1:15)

Rachel Fenlon with Shane Koyczan at
the Vancouver Opera Fundraiser (Rachel appears at 4:45)

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