Rachel Eve Holmes
B.M., New England Conservatory of Music
M.M., Colorado State University
D.M., University of Georgia
About Ms. Holmes
Rachel Eve Holmes is an American soprano, recently described as “expressive and subtle, with a stunning instrument.” (Capital Times). A Georgia native, Holmes’ performing career has taken her to Belgium, China, Italy, Austria, Canada, and the Czech Republic, as well as all over the United States. New York Concert review hailed her Carnegie Hall debut recital in February 2020 as “radiating power and confidence”.
Rachel Eve has performed over thirty leading operatic and musical theater roles with many companies and orchestras, including the Utah Philharmonic, Arapahoe Philharmonic, Peach State Opera, Natchez Festival of Music, Shakespeare Opera Theatre, Peachtree Pops, Orchestra Noir, Opera Lancaster, the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, Russian Opera Workshop, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Opera Fort Collins, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Intermezzo Festival, Wilmington Concert Opera, Opera for the Young, La Musica Lirica, Loveland Opera Theatre, Delaware Valley Concert Opera, Stafford Opera Troupe, Athens Master Chorale, Fort Collins Symphony, St. George Opera, Capitol City Opera, Fresco Opera Theatre, Four Seasons Theatre, Children’s Theater of Madison, the Ralph Opera Center, the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and New England Conservatory.
A highly decorated soprano, she is the winner of the 2019 Utah Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, the 2018 Orchestra Noir Medallion International Concerto Competition, the 2018 Concert Artists International Virtuoso Competition, the 2017 ACSO Ruth Kern Concerto Competition, the 2016 American Fine Arts Festival Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition, the 2016 University of Georgia Concerto Competition, the 2016 Atlanta Music Clubs Competition, the 2015 American Protégé International Vocal Competition, the 2015 Roschel Vocal Competition, 2015 Schubert Club Competition, the 2014 Kenwood Symphony Orchestra Concerto and Aria Competition, the 2012 Wisconsin Public Radio Neale-Silva Young Artists Competition, the 2011 Carnegie Hall Weill Hall Young Musicians Concert Competition, the 2010 NATS Graduate Division Competition (Colorado, Wyoming District), and the 2009-2012 Schuyler Grant for Career Bridges, NYC.
Holmes earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal performance from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, her Master of Music in Opera at the Ralph Opera Center at Colorado State University, and her Doctor of Musical Arts in Opera from the University of Georgia. Holding previous academic positions at University of Delaware and Reinhardt University, with directing credits at RU, Stafford Opera Troupe and Reinhardt’s Musical Theatre Intensive, Rachel Eve is so excited to bring her love of opera and musical theatre to the incredible people and voices at Southern!
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