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"... a performer of highest integrity and generosity"

"... a most beautiful and attractive lyric soprano voice"


Recital (with Harp) - Debussy, Ravel, & more
Candlelight Concerts, The Stoller Hall
5th August 2021
Chorus - Mahler Symphony No. 2

Opera North Chorus and Orchestra
Sunday 31st October

Lotty, The Soldier's Legacy

Retrospect Opera, UK (recording)
December 2021

Soprano, Bach B Minor Mass
Southport Bach Choir
Saturday 11th December 2021


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Scottish Soprano Rachel Speirs studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where she won the Betty Bannerman Award for French Song 2020, the Kennedy Strauss Award 2019 adjudicated by Simon Keenlyside, and was a finalist in the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize 2020 adjudicated by Dame Ann Murray and Sarah Tynan.

In 2020 Rachel sang Maria Betram in Dove's Mansfield Park and was due to join Grange Park Opera and Wexford Festival Opera for their Summer seasons. Recent engagements include digital performances and projects with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, SoundUp Arts, Healthy Arts CIC, Random Opera, and Clonter Opera. In July 2021 Rachel returned to the theatre after the COVID-19 pandemic as Mrs Nordstrom in A Little Night Music for Buxton International Festival.  Earlier in 2021 Rachel became Co-Director of SoundUp Arts CIC. In the coming season, Rachel will sing the role of Lotty for a recording of G.A. MacFarren's The Soldier's Legacy with Retrospect Opera, will deliver workshops in Primary Schools for Grange Park Opera and Leeds Lieder, and will sing with Opera North and English Touring Opera (details to be announced).