Contralto Rachelle Moss’s rich and luscious voice leaves a lasting impression on both audiences and critics. Sarasota newspaper Your Observer, praised her portrayal of Kate Pinkertion in Sarasota
Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly as “regal”.
“Rachelle entertained us with her hilarious impression of Julia Child”. - Ann Milam, L’Aria
This season was full of role and company debuts for Rachelle. In the 2018-2019 season Ms. Moss made her debut as Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia with Tacoma Opera, Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia with Puget Sound Concert Opera, the Mistress of Novices in Suor Angelica with St. Petersburg Opera, Julia Child in Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit for Seattle Opera Guild, and Fire in Seattle Art Song Society’s Elemental Recital. She will return to Federal Way Symphony as the Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah and make her debut at Lyric Opera Northwest singing La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica.
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.