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Rachel Policar


Versatile Soprano Rachel Policar has been described as ”spectacular” (LA Times), “arresting” (SF Classical Voice), and “a natural comedienne” (Broadway World) for her recent performances. Rachel is a skilled performer across many genres - her 2022-23 season included Young Leah in the NY premiere of Lori Laitman's opera Uncovered with City Lyric Opera, featured ensemble in Marian: The Musical (in development), Marzelline in Fidelio with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the world premiere of Lizzy in The Smallest Sound, in the Smallest Space, a play by Bryce McClendon. This season, she returns to both Pacific Opera Project and Anchorage Opera as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg, and will debut the role of Angelina in Trial By Jury with Pacific Opera Project. She will also sing the role of Krystyna in Heggie’s Another Sunrise with The Why Collective. 2021/22 performances included her debut as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Scalia/Ginsburg with Penn Square Music Festival, Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank with Opera In the Pines, and Bettina in Don Procopio with Pacific Opera Project. She is an accomplished crossover singer and also utilizes her love of comedy to write and produce parody songs, creating custom parodies, music videos, and #InappropriatelyOperatic pop covers with her voice, ukulele and piano. Rachel has previously been seen with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Penn Square Music Festival, Anchorage Opera, Opera on the James, Knoxville Opera, Dayton Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, American Lyric Theatre, St Petersburg Opera, Light Opera of New York, Sanibel Music Festival, and more! Rachel is a 2-time winner at the American Traditions competition and a proud member of AEA. Follow her @Rachel.policar or her coffee adventures @BrewishAmericanPrincess

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