Studio Artist, Rigoletto

Winner of the 2014 MONC Connecticut District Auditions, Rachelle Pike hails from Christchurch, New Zealand. She is a recent graduate from the Manhattan School of Music with a Masters in Music in Professional Studies. She returned to New Zealand Opera in the spring of 2014 as a Freemasons Dame Malvina Major Young Artist where she sang Flora in their production of La Traviata. In the Fall of 2014 Ms. Pike worked with Gotham Chamber Opera in their production of Baden-Baden and Teatro Grattaceilo where she covered the role of Priyàmvada in Alfano’s Sakùntala. During the summer of 2013 she apprenticed with the Chautauqua Opera where she sang the role of Auntie in Peter Grimes and covered the role of Quickly in Falstaff. While engaged with New Zealand Opera, she was assigned the roles of Mercedes in Carmen, Die Dreite Dame in Die Zauberflöte and Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel. Her roles at the Manhattan School included; the role of Duchess in Dreaming of Wonderland, Marthe in Faust, Samira in The Ghosts of Versailles and Begbick in Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.

Sponsor: Diana Wold