Rachel Farago completed her Mmus in Vocal Studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2017 under the tutelage of Mary Wiegold. Working with Theresa Goble and Kelvin Lim, she continues to improve her singing and works as a musician and actor in London. Rachel is under the tutelage of acting coaches Michael Howcroft and Christopher Lane. For contemporary singing, she studies with Joshua Alamu continuing to expand her stylistic repertoire. In 2015 she achieved a first class music degree with honours at the University of Sussex, receiving a prize for the highest scoring module in her recital.
A vibrant actress, Rachel has recently workshopped a new musical as “Lestrade” in ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for AP productions, appeared in Haribo’s ‘Color-Rado’ Television commercial (Germany) and modelled for Merlin Entertainment’s ‘LONDON EYE’ campaign. Working with West End in Schools, she appeared in their touring production of “Scroogical” in 2018. Rachel is currently appearing in "Il Forza del Destino” at the Royal Opera House until April 2019.
Recent operatic highlights for Rachel have included “Barbarina” in Mozart’s "‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ with Dulwich Opera, ‘Fidalma’ in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, ‘the Sandman’ in Humperdink’s Hansel und Gretel, ‘Dorinda’ in Handel’s Orlando and ‘Amore’ in Montiverdi’s L’inoronazione di Poppea as part of Trinity Laban’s Opera Scenes. In 2016, she created the role of 'Rachel Hoddy' in the premier of Stephen McNeff's new opera Banished about the transportation of female convicts to Australia in the First Fleet. Additionally, Rachel has worked as a professional chorus member with Longborough Festival Opera, Winslow Hall Opera and performed with Grimeborn Opera.
Throughout her schooling and undergraduate years Rachel has sung chorally and is part of the Philharmonia Chorus on the student scheme where she is a paid singer. She has sung with Sarah Connolly and other professional soloists and conductors as a result. Working with conductor Eamonn Dorgan, Rachel has sung with the Thomas Tallis Society in Greenwich and was an avid member of the Brighton Chamber Choir in Sussex where she regularly featured as a soloist. Highlights with the choir include premiering solos in commissioned works and travelling to Paris to perform as a soloist in Tippett’s Five Spirituals.
Alongside classical music, Rachel is also a front-woman for the Transatlantic Ensemble performing live across the country at renowned venues such as The Jazz Café in Camden, XOYO in Shoreditch, Wylam Brewery in Newcastle and Summerhall in Edinburgh. She is also a resident singer and keys player at The Piano Works, in both their Farringdon and West End locations.
Rachel is currently represented by Michelle Blair Management.