Soprano Rachel Doehring is a versatile artist, equally at home performing in opera, concert, and in recital. This 2019 season, she makes her debut as Abigail in Experiments in Opera’s world premiere production of Chunky in Heat. Recently, she performed with the Albany Symphony as Susanna in scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro, and performed the role of Milica in Anna Sokolovic’s Svadba at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Arts, at Bard College Conservatory.
In concert, Ms. Doehring has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, ranging from world-renowned pianist Peter Serkin, to the internationally acclaimed percussion ensemble Sō Percussion with Bard College Conservatory Percussion. Most recently, she joined the Albany Symphony as a soprano soloist in a world premiere by Ben Wallace at the American Music Festival. Other concert highlights include: soprano soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Music Hall (Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic and Chorus), soprano soloist in Steve Reich’s Daniel Variations (Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble), and premieres of songs by Shawn Jaeger and Alex Wieser at the Morgan Library in New York City. This season, she appeared in masterclasses with Peter Sellars and Pierre Valet.
On the operatic stage, Ms. Doehring sang as L’Ange in Messaien’s St. Francois d’Assise (2018), as Gretel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel (2017) in programs of opera scenes under the direction of Mary Birnbaum at Bard College Conservatory. She was a 2016 Apprentice Artist with the Miami Music Festival, reprising the role of Le Feu in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges which she first performed at Carnegie Mellon University in 2014. She also sang the role of Flaminia in Haydn's Il mondo della luna, and Soprano 2 in Philip Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox, both with Christopher Larkin at Carnegie Mellon University.
Doehring is a recent graduate of the Bard College Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, led by the famed soprano Dawn Upshaw (MM ‘18). She earned her BFA with Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016, where she was the President of the International Music Fraternity for Women; Sigma Alpha Iota; recipient of the Dierdyn Award for Excellence in Voice; and the Max Kade Scholarship, which funded her studies at the Goethe Institute in Munich, Germany.