Rachel HaugeMezzo Soprano
Praised by The Boston Globe for her ‘vulnerability and passion’, American mezzo-soprano Rachel Hauge is a versatile performer whose credits include Deutsche Oper Berlin, Boston Lyric Opera, Oper Leipzig, Portland Opera, and Teatro Regio Torino.
Ms. Hauge debuted with Deutsche Oper Berlin as Roßweiße in Die Walküre under the baton of Donald Runnicles. Over four seasons with the company, Ms. Hauge performed a variety of roles including Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Mercédès in Carmen, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Linetta in L’amour des Trois Oranges, Flora Bervoix in La Traviata and Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor. Personal highlights include the role of Waltraute in Die Walküre with Sir Simon Rattle, Blumenmädchen in Parsifal and the world premiere of Lin Wang’s opera, Oh, wie schön ist Panama, where she created the leading role of the Kuh/Igel/Maus II/Erzähler. Additional international appearances include Teatro Regio Torino as Clotilde in Norma under the baton of Michele Mariotti, as well as the world premiere of The Canterville Ghost in a house debut with Oper Leipzig.
Ms. Hauge received her training from the Boston University Opera Institute where she appeared in a range of repertoire including the title role in the Boston première of William Bolcom’s Lucrezia, Erika in Vanessa, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Stéphano in Romeo et Juliette and Mrs. McLean in Susannah. Ms. Hauge made her Boston Symphony Hall solo debut performing the Brahms Alto Rhapsody with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Hauge has appeared as an artist with Tanglewood Music Center, Chautauqua Opera, PortOpera and Connecticut Opera. Ms. Hauge has won prizes from The Opera Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, the Connecticut Opera Guild Competition and the Opera Theater of Connecticut Competition, in addition to being a finalist in the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Competition and the Boston University Soloists' Competition.
A passionate advocate of new work, Ms. Hauge has been praised by Oregon Arts Watch for her ‘wide range and her command of post-tonal intonation’ and has collaborated locally with Portland Opera, Resonance Ensemble, Portland Opera a la Carte, Cult of Orpheus and Opera Theater Oregon.