Rachelle Durkin is an Australian lyric soprano with strong coloratura capabilities.
She has been described as one of Austalia's most exciting new sopranos and is enjoying growing recognition as she performs at major houses worldwide to critical acclaim.
It has been said that her voice is accurate and agile and she has a strong upper register that enables her to comforatably mount many florid coloratura showpieces with ease.
She has become a frequent guest of the Metropolitan Opera and in 2009 she was featured in their HD simulcast of La Cenerentola that was broadcast worldwide and is soon to be released on DVD.
She regularly performs With Opera Australia and with them her roles have included the title role in Alcina, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Armida in Rinaldo, Angelica in Handel’s Orlando
Other roles she has performed with many other companies include Miss Schlessen in Satyagraha, Gilda in Rigoletto, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Tytania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor, Barena in Jenufa, Teresa in Benvenuto Cellini, Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Masha in Pique Dame, Elvira in L'Italiana in Algeri.
She has sung the role of First Flower Maiden in Parsifal at the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Maestro Jimmy Levine.
With a growing number of recordings to her credit plus an impressive concert repertoire, Ms Durkin is a singer who's career is clearly on the move.