Rachel Redmond, Soprano – Helen Sykes Artists' Management

Rachel Redmond

SOPRANO

Described as an “impressively silken soprano…with a voice to listen out for”.

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Rachel Redmond began her career with Les Arts Florissants under William Christie with whom she gives regular concert performances and made her début at the Opera Comique as Iris in Lully’s Atys, followed by Irene, Léontine and Flore in Robert Carsen’s production of Les Fetes Venitiennes at the Opera Comique, The Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Read Rachel Redmond’s full biography below.

Current Highlights

Susanna The Marriage of Figaro English Touring Opera – for which she has been nominated for the Times Breakthrough Award at this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards

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Second Woman Dido and Aeneas Aix-en-Provence Festival

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Vagans Juditha triumphans Centre Internacional de Música Antiga, Jordi Savall

“…Rachel Redmond’s little spitfire of a Susanna is the star – please can we have her back as Despina in Cosi fan tutte and Zerlina in Don Giovanni?…”
HUGH CANNING  SUNDAY TIMES

“…and there’s real tenderness in his scenes with Redmond’s self-assured Susanna: she’s exceptional, singing with a beguiling, silvery tone and an exquisite sense of line.”
TIM ASHLEY  THE GUARDIAN

“She’s a real find as Susanna: energised, quick-witted, and singing with delectable tuning, clarity and sweetness.”
RICHARD MORRISON  THE TIMES

“In “Caecilia” (Virgo et Martyr) the soprano Rachel Redmond was resplendent in the title role…”
STEVE SMITH  THE NEW YORK TIMES

“As Susanna, Rachel Redmond picks her way around the Count’s traps with wit and aplomb. She handles her vocal line like a string of pearls, with perfect elements arching into a beautifully defined and shaped whole. This is a voice to listen out for…”
CLAUDIA PRITCHARD
CULTUREWHISPER.COM

“The stand out soloist of the group, however, was Glaswegian soprano Rachel Redmond, whose full, bright, soprano gave a radiancy to the music, most notably in the aria Ich will dir mein Herze schenken and its preceding recitative.”
MIRANDA HEGGIE  THE GLASGOW HERALD

Biography

Biography

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Described as an “impressively silken soprano” (The Times) and “resplendent” (The New York Times) Rachel Redmond began her career with the prestigious Jardin des Voix, performing with Les Arts Florissants under the direction of William Christie and Paul Agnew in France, Spain and New York.   At William Christie’s invitation she made her début at the Opera Comique as Iris in Lully’s Atys, and performed Irene, Léontine and Flore in Robert Carsen’s production of Les Fetes Venitiennes at the Opera Comique, The Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Brooklyn Academy of Music.  She subsequently made her début at the Théâtre du Châtelet as Loena in La belle Hélène.

With William Christie and Les Arts Florissants Rachel Redmond has also performed Angel Jephtha (European tour), Captif in Charpentier’s David et Jonathas (Aix-en-Provence and Edinburgh International Festivals), Belinda Dido and Aeneas (USA tour), and performances as Damon Acis and Galatea, First Witch Dido and Aeneas, Caecilia in Charpentier’s Caecilia, Virgin and Martyr, Artebuse in Charpentier’s Actéon, Monteverdi Madrigals, Bach Cantatas, Grands Motets by Rameau and Mondonville, and works by Purcell and Boismortier at William Christie’s inaugural Festival at Thiré. 

Rachel Redmond’s other concert performances have included Messiah and Purcell’s Fairy Queen with Jordi Savall and the Centre Internacional de Música Antiga, works by Handel, Jomelli, Galuppi, Vivaldi and Pergolesi with Collegio Ghislieri, L’Amour, Une Bergère, Climène and Une Nymphe in Mondonville’s Isbé for the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers with Ensemble Correspondences, Bach’s St John Passion with Ensemble Aedes, and Angel Israel in Egypt with Les Cris de Paris at the Beaune, Lessay and La Chaise-Dieu Festivals. 

Her considerable concert repertoire also includes Rameau Pygmalion, Handel Esther and Saul, Bach St Matthew Passion and Cantata 199, Graupner Diese Zeit ist ein Spiel der Eitelkeit, Handel Deutsche Arien, Brahms Requiem, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Karl Jenkins Gloria, Beethoven Mass in C, and Orff Carmina Burana.  She has performed as a soloist with the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Dunedin Consort, Glasgow Chamber Orchestra, and in Aldeburgh, at the ‘Se’ in Lisbon, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada.

Highlights this season for Rachel Redmond include her début in the role of Susanna The Marriage of Figaro for English Touring Opera, for which she was nominated for nominated for the Times Breakthrough Award at this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards. 

This Summer she returns to the Aix-en-Provence Festival as Second Woman Dido and Aeneas and further concert performances with Jordi Savall, Les Arts Florissants and Ensemble Caravanserail.

Rachel Redmond was born in Glasgow and sang in the Junior Chorus of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra before studying at the Music School of Douglas Academy, the Royal Scottish Conservatoire(RCS), and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  She was awarded the Florence Veitch Ibler prize at the RCS for oratorio performance. 

This biography is not for publication. Please contact the office for an updated version.

Media

Imitez Nous Mondonville: Isbe
Beatus Vir Niccolò Jommelli: Beatus Vir
Vesperae solennes de confessore Mozart: Beatus Vir
Ye Gentle Spirits Of The Air Purcell: Fairy Queen

Discography

Rachel Redmond – A Fancy: Fantasy On English Airs & Tunes

A Fancy: Fantasy On English Airs & Tunes


In their first recording for harmonia mundi, Bertrand Cuiller and the musicians of Le Caravansérail immerse us in the dreamlike world of the London theatre of the 17th century. Incidental music, airs, dances and inventive melodies combining the English tradition and French and Italian innovations are the ingredients that make up the five imaginary tableaux of this reconstruction of the period, illuminated by the voice of the soprano Rachel Redmond.

Rachel Redmond – Isbé by Jean-Joseph Cassanéa De Mondonville

Isbé by Jean-Joseph Cassanéa De Mondonville


Released by the label Glossa, here is the 1st recording of the opera Isbé by Jean-Joseph Cassanéa De Mondonville. The recording was conducted by György Vashegyi with the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra in collaboration with the Centre for Baroque Music Versailles in March 2016. Rachel Redmond interprets the roles of the Love, Clymène, a Shepherdess and Nymph.

Rachel Redmond – Händel & Jommelli by Amadeus

Händel & Jommelli


Recorded live at Festival d’Ambronay 2014, conducted by Giulio Prandi with the Ghislieri Choir & Consort and soprano Rachel Redmond, produced by Amadeus label.

Contact

Helen Sykes
+44 (0)20 8780 0060
+44 (0)7799 673367

helen@helensykesartists.co.uk

Mary Craig
+44 (0)20 8780 0060
mary@helensykesartists.co.uk