Rachel Barker, soprano, has been praised for her nimble lyric voice, capable of immense artistry and vitality. Recent roles include Queen of the Night, Adina and Pamina. In 2013, she co debuted as Drusilla in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with Dell'arte Opera Ensemble and the early music group The Sebastians. She has also been a participant in the Caramoor Festival as an apprentice during the summers of 2014, 2012 & 2011 where she studied and performed music and operas from the bel canto period. Rachel is a frequent recitalist, often focusing on music of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2014, she premiered the works of local composers in Bristol, TN with the chamber ensemble the Paramount Players. Other solo engagements include various oratorio works such as Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Brahm's Ein Deutches Requiem. Rachel is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, where she sang under the batons of Alan Gilbert, John Adams and Joseph Flummerfelt. Currently, Rachel is also venturing into the entrepreneurial world as the co-founder of Princeton Opera Alliance, a group that seeks to foster collaboration in the greater Princeton community through the art of Opera.