Rachael Anacker, originally from Southern California, is a soprano and voice teacher currently residing in New York City. The roles she has performed include Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Madame Herz (The Impresario), Cunegonde (Candide), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), First Cercatrice (Suor Angelica), and Peep-Bo (The Mikado). She has also been a soloist in Handel’s Messiah at Central Presbyterian Church for the last two years.
Rachael has spent several summers working as a camp counselor and voice teacher, both at Interlochen Arts Camp (2013) and French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts (2015-17). In the summer of 2014, she studied opera in Austria with the University of Miami’s Salzburg program, and in the summer of 2017 she participated in the International Vocal Arts Institute in New York City. She spent the summer of 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana, with the Luke A. Housner Summer Opera Workshop.
Rachael holds the Master of Music in Vocal Performance from New York University, the Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU, and the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Houghton College. She studies voice with Harolyn Blackwell and Dr. Robert C. White Jr. Soli Deo Gloria.