Director of Music Learning
Rachel Maby is a lyric mezzo-soprano who performs a vast array of repertoire, with a focus on opera and classical chamber music. She holds a Distinction Masters of Music degree in classical vocal performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and completed her undergraduate studies on the prestigious Joint Course at the Royal Northern College of Music and University of Manchester.
Rachel has worked on a large range of projects with Constella OperaBallet, which includes Spirit of Cornwall, Orchestra of Auschwitz, Sideshows, Glasstown, Soldier’s Tale and as vocal animateur for Canary Boys outreach programme. Rachel is experienced performing contemporary classical works and has had the joy of premièring works and collaborating with notable contemporary classical composers, such as Edward Nesbit and Camden Reeves.
Rachel has performed a variety of operatic roles from the young Prince Oreste in La Belle Hélène by Offenbach with Blackheath Opera to Mrs Cratchit in the London première of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol opera by Thea Musgrave at Laban Theatre. As a concert soloist, Rachel has a particular love of French orchestral works by composers such as Ravel and Delibes and has performed with The Nottingham Philhamonic Orchestra, The Royal College of Music Concert Orchestra; Asyla Ensemble and Settle Orchestra.
Rachel also works as a vocal animateur for Welsh National Opera and Guildhall Young Artists Islington Programme and is currently on the trainee music leader scheme with Spitalfields Music in London. She facilitates opera workshops and creative music projects in a variety of settings, from primary schools to disabled music groups. She is currently creating an online Magic Flute opera workshop for children with Welsh National Opera Southampton Hub and Southampton Music Hub.
To find out more about her upcoming projects and past performances, please visit www.rachelmaby.com