Sparrow is a singer first. The choice of genre comes second.
Opera, musical theatre, jazz, cabaret, folk, new music, baroque, & arrangements all her own.
With a "personality onstage that is hard to resist", deemed a "true singing actress" and praised for "terrifically accurate, effortless sounding fioratura", Rachel is a versatile singer that is equally comfortable singing Broadway styles as well as her coloratura operatic repertoire. When participating in competitions that offer an award for "Audience Favorite", she has consistently won that honor (seven so far, and counting). Winning national and international competitions has done much to launch her career, resulting in her solo Carnegie Hall Debut in 2014, where her talents were first noticed by The Sorel Organization...(continue)
October 17, 2018: ANTHEM By George Lewis
Rachel Sparrow as guest soloist
with Northwestern University's Contemporary Music Ensemble,
Ben Bolter, conducting Special guest: Jennifer Higdon
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"You're a singing actress alright. Your acting, combined with the brilliance of your voice sets you apart." - Judge comments, Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition
"Rachel Sparrow's Lucia performance was beautiful: vocally, musically.
And being a very demanding stage director, I was amazed by her acting and expressiveness. I've rarely heard a Lucia who incarnated
with so much personality and emotion this very dramatic character."
- Francois Loup, Metropolitan Opera Veteran & Stage Director
"The Queen of the Night role is perhaps best known for the second of her two trapeze-act arias in “Flute,” which showcase the brave soprano’s extremely high coloratura range.