Rachelle Moss leaves a lasting impression with her luscious voice and elaborate characterizations. Her voice is described as “powerful …, and at home in the dramatic repertoire. Definitely a contralto to watch”! (Contralto Corner). The commitment to interpretation was noticed by the Sarasota newspaper, Your Observer. They praised her portrayal of Kate Pinkertion in Sarasota Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly as “regal”, and Ann Milam of L’Aria said “Rachelle entertained us with her hilarious impression of Julia Child”.
The 2019-2020 season was full of role and company debuts for Rachelle. Ms. Moss made her debut as Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia with Tacoma Opera, Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia with Puget Sound Concert Opera, the Mistress of Novices in Suor Angelica with St. Petersburg Opera, and La Zia Prinicipessa in Suor Angelica at Lyric Opera Northwest. In 2022, she makes her company debut with Eugene Opera as the Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte; a role debut as Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love with Opera Unbound; and will return to Puget Sound Concert Opera singing Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff.
Rachelle also enjoys singing both operetta and concert repertoire. She has performed the roles of Julia Child in Bon Appetit for Seattle Opera Guild, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd with the University of North Texas, Fire in the Elemental Recital with Seattle Art Song Society, as the Alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Federal Way Symphony, and as the Alto soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Kansas City Kansas Community Chorus.
Ms. Moss was an 2016-2017 Apprentice Artist at Sarasota Opera. She has received numerous awards including: a Career Grant from the Seattle Opera Guild, an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, the Mary Cook Memorial Award for Outstanding Apprentice Artist from Sarasota Opera Guild, and the Stuart R. Silver Scholarship from Sarasota Opera.
She holds a Bachelor's in Music History and Master's in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas.