Rachel Deatherage is a Mezzo-soprano celebrated for the "dark color" of her voice. A California native she has made her home in New York City. This season she is excited to be performing Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos and Annio in Mozart's la clemenza di Tito. Highlights of this past season included performing Isabella in L'italiana in Algeri, Larina in Eugene Onegin, Charlotte in Werther, and Orfeo in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. An avid lover of new music she has also performed as The Spirit of La Llorona in La Llorona, and premiered the role of The Voice of the River in The Russian River Opera. Her previous performances have included roles with Opera NEO, New York Opera Forum, Cinnabar Theatre, Opera Cultura, and San Jose Lyric Theatre. She also enjoys outreach and performed as Hansel in Opera NEO's Hansel and Gretel Scenes for The Boys and Girls Club, Katisha in The Bronx Opera's Children's production of The Mikado, sang as a soloist with the Awesome Orchestra Collective and performed and presented classical music facts and introductions with the Sonoma Opera Salon. Favorite roles of the past include: Prince Orlovsky, Carmen, Smeton, and that one time she was an X-Wing flighter in Lamplighter's Star Wars G&S Production. When she is not singing Rachel enjoys reading books on neural plasticity and sipping tea under the watchful eye of her cat Willow.