A native of Virginia Beach, soprano Rachel Carter made her stage debut as Little Bell in The Carol of Little Bell in her kindergarten Christmas Pageant. Other (more recent) roles include Vitellia, Alcina, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, Mame in Sweet Betsy from Pike, Columbine in The Little Harlequin, Ottavia in L'Incoronazione di Poppea, as well as various operatic scenes. Ms. Carter played the role of Ecuba in the world stage premiere of Bruno Rigacci's opera of the same name. As a founding member of the Remarkable Theater Brigade, she performed the role of the Mother in Hansel and Gretel on Broadway and in outreach programs throughout New York.
A frequent recitalist, Ms. Carter has performed extensively in her native Virginia, North Carolina and New York, with works ranging from Bach to Birtwistle. An interest in contemporary music has led her to collaborations with many composers in the New York area and performances with groups like Anti-Social Music, Vox Novus, and Brooklyn College's ConTempo Ensemble under the direction of Tania Leon.
Visit her at www.rachelcarter.info.