Raquel González

Raquel González
Soprano

Originally from Lawrence, Kansas, American soprano Raquel González is in her second season of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. This season she sang the role of Micaëla in the WNO's Young Artist Performance of Carmen and The Sandman in Hansel and Gretel. Last season with WNO she appeared as Mimì in La bohème (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance) and as Sister Claire in Dialogues of the Carmelites. In the summer of 2015 she sang the role of First Lady in The Magic Flute at The Glimmerglass Festival, where she will return in 2016 in the leading role of Mimì in a new production of La bohème. She received her master's degree from The Juilliard School where she appeared as Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Arminda (La finta giardiniera), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), and Mélisse (Armide). She has spent several summers at The Chautauqua Institution, singing such roles as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi). As a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) in 2013, she was in the world premiere of Terence Blanchard's Champion. She returned to OTSL in 2014 as a Festival Artist in the role of First Lady in The Magic Flute and covered Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites. In concert, she has appeared as the soprano soloist in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the New York Philharmonic and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. A 2014 Eastern District winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Toulmin Foundation Scholar at the Juilliard School, she has also won prizes from The Liederkranz Foundation and the Gerda Lissner Foundation.

 


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