Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rachel is a Broadway actress and soprano passionately devoted to both musical theater and opera.
Rachel is currently making her Broadway debut as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera in select performances. She recently returned from performing the role of Anne in Stephen Sondheim’s, A Little Night Music, at Syracuse Opera. Between 2013-2014, Rachel performed in the International Tour of West Side Story playing the role of Maria in 10 major cities around the world. She performed in world class venues such as the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London’s West End, the Israeli Opera House in Tel Aviv, and the 2500 seat Alte Oper in Frankfurt. Rachel has performed principal opera roles at Syracuse Opera, Opera North, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, and Dicapo Opera. Some of her most recent opera roles include Adele (cover)/Ida in Die Fledermaus, Mae Jones in Street Scene, Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, and Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi.
In 2012, Rachel made her NY debut as the role of Claire Clairmont in Villa Diodati, a chamber opera at The York Theater. Equally at home on the concert stage, Rachel was a featured soloist in the orchestral concert of Italian Opera’s Greatest Moments with The National Lyric Opera at The Hanover Theater in Worcester, MA. Rachel fulfilled her Master of Music degree studying Vocal Performance at Temple University. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Rutgers University. In addition to her undergraduate and graduate studies, Rachel was 19 when she was accepted into the prestigious Daniel Ferro Vocal Program, participating in numerous master classes, lessons, coachings, and performances while living in Tuscany, Italy.
Rachel enjoys performing, auditioning, teaching, and eating cupcakes in New York City where she lives with her loving husband, Seth. Read more at www.rachelzatcoff.com