Much in demand on the opera-stage some of Rachel Frenkel’s recent engagements include Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Staatstoper Berlin with Daniel Barenboim conducting and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Fenena in Nabucco and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro all at the Wiener Staatsoper. She made her debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Stimme des Falken in Die Frau Ohne Schatten and at the the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden as Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos both with Christian Thielemann conducting. At theOsterfestspiele Salzburg she sang the role Mercedes in Carmen under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.
She will return to the Staatsoper Wien to sing Rosina, Cherubino as well as Angelina in Le Cenerentola. With the Budapest Festival Orchestra and maestro Ivan Fischer she will perform Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro in the New York Mostly Mozart Festival, Budapest and Konzerthaus Wien. Other future invitations include Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Cherubino with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel as well as Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera at the Glyndebourne Festival.
As a concert singer, her recent highlights include a.o. Bach’s Magnificat with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Ton Koopman as well as Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater with Camerata Salzburg. Bernstein’s 1st Symphony with the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra in Osaka. She has also sung with all major Israeli orchestras in a variety of repertoire from the baroque to the 20th century. Most recently she sang with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos.
Rachel Frenkel was a member of the studio of the Staatsoper Berlin Unter den Linden for the seasons 09/10 and 10/11 and during that period she already performed major roles on the main stage in Berlin such as Mercedes in Carmen, Flora in La Traviata, Siebel in Gounod’s Faust, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Milli in Der Ferne Klang and Zaida in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia.
Rachel Frenkel graduated at the Buchmann- Mehta School of music in Tel-Aviv. She participated in the New Israeli Opera Young Artist Program, where she performed the roles of Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel and Zweite Dame in Mozart’sZauberflöte.
Rachel Frenkel has won several excellence scholarships from a.o. the Tel Aviv University and The America- Israel Sharet Artists Foundation.