Soprano Rachael Braunstein is at home on both the recital and operatic stages, and is constantly looking for new and interesting forms of expression as a singing artist.
Most recently, she joined City Lyric Opera for the premiere film preview of Lori Laitman’s UNCOVERED– this film project, produced during Covid, is based on a memoir by Leah Lax. Braunstein joined New York City Opera in the summer of 2019 for the world premiere of Stonewall by Iain Bell, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that sparked the fight for LGBTQ rights.
Other highlights include a session as a Singing Fellow with the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, the brainchild of Stephanie Blythe and Alan Smith. Chautauqua Opera’s 2018 summer season as Paquette in Bernstein’s Candide. Past engagements include Virginia Opera’s production of Der Freischütz as the Agathe cover, her first soprano role. Flora in La Traviata and Pitti-Sing in The Mikado with Chautauqua Opera in 2016. Opera in the Park concerts and Educational Tours with Virginia Opera. The Witch and Mother in Humperdink’s Hänsel und Gretel with Opera Pomme Rouge and the Kennedy Center Children’s Outreach, Mrs. Ten Brock in Jerome Kern’s Sally with Light Opera of New York, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Ash Lawn Opera’s Young Artist Program, Mrs. Ott in Floyd’s Susannah at Seagle Music Colony, Flora in La Traviata with New York Opera Exchange, Anna Hope in Virgil Thompson’s The Mother of Us All with Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater.
Favorite concert credits include performances with Joan Tower’s Music Alive! series, and Sur la route performances with Orford Academy of the Arts in Québec. Braunstein was a Vocal Arts Fellow at Bard College Conservatory and holds a Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.