Rachelle Moss

Rachelle Moss

Dramatic Contralto

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Yourobserver (2017)
2018Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2018Mozart: Don GiovanniIl Commendatore
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyKate Pinkerton
2017Catalani: La WallyAfra
2017Montemezzi: L'amore dei tre reAn Old Woman
2017Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesMère Jeanne de l'Enfant-Jésus
2017Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesMadame De Croissy
2017Verdi: Il TrovatoreInes
2016Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto
2016Verdi: NabuccoFenena
2016Verdi: AidaAmneris
2016Mozart: Die Zauberflöte3. Dame
2014Sondheim: Sweeney ToddMrs. Lovett
2013Moore D.: The Ballad of Baby DoeEffie
2013Massenet: CendrillonMadame De La Haltière
2013Sullivan: The Pirates of PenzanceRuth


Contralto Rachelle Moss made a notable debut as Kate Pinkerton in Sarasota Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly.  Sarasota newspaper Your Observer, praised her portrayal as “regal”.

This performance adds to a season full of role and company debuts. In addition to her debut as Afra in La Wally with Puget Sound Concert Opera, Ms. Moss has upcoming appearances as Commendatora in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Operamuse followed by Fire in Seattle Art Song Society’s Elemental Earth Day Recital in April 2018, and returning to Operamuse for the title role in Carmen this Summer.

Rachelle also enjoys singing both operetta and concert repertoire. She has performed the roles of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd with the University of North Texas and Effie in The Ballad of Baby Doe with the Spotlight on Opera; 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.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bizet: Carmen Carmen No 2018
Mozart: Don Giovanni Il Commendatore 1 week 2018
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Kate Pinkerton Immediately Sarasota Opera 2017
Catalani: La Wally Afra Immediately Puget Sound Concert Opera 2017
Montemezzi: L'amore dei tre re An Old Woman No Sarasota Opera Association (Sarasota) 2017


Encouragement Award Metropolitan Opera National CounCIl
Career Grant Seattle OPera Guild
Mary Cook Memorial Award Sarasota Opera Guild