Voice jury

2nd Berliner International Music Competition

Berlin, Germany

April 9 - 12, 2019

Masterclass in Bremen


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April 13 - 15, 2019

Masterclass in Berlin


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July 10 - 20, 2019

International Singing Academy

Summer program in Italy

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Rachel Bersier

Rachel Sparer Bersier, Soprano, has sung throughout the United States and Europe and has been heralded in the press for her interpretation of Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” in England: “(Opera Festival) Broomhill was lucky to have Rachel Bersier from New York as Ariadne, for this is an astonishing talent. I have never heard a singer so obviously gifted for roles like Brunnhilde and Isolde, with an attack and timbre like Varnay’s or Nilsson’s… A glorious sound, which made a spell-binding effect.” — Tom Sutcliffe,The Guardian.


Leading roles include Turandot, Tosca, Norma, Vanessa, Donna Anna, Elisabeth in Wagner’s Tannhauser and Mathilde from Mascagni’s “Silvano” which she performed to critical acclaim at Carnegie Hall in New York and recorded for Elysium Recordings Inc. Amongst other roles, she has sung Agathe in "Der Freischütz" and as an apprentice at the Santa Fe Opera, has had the opportunity to understudy several major roles. Her oratorio and concert works include R. Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Elijah; Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and Verdi’s Requiem which she continues to enjoy performing.

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