Soprano Rachel Mikol is a native of Buffalo, New York and a recent graduate of Indiana University. While at IU, Mikol was seen as Mary Bailey in the collegiate premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s operatic adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life. She has been featured as a Young Artist with Opera Saratoga, Virginia Opera, and Ash Lawn Opera. Recent roles include Sylviane (The Merry Widow) with Opera Saratoga, Niece 2 (Peter Grimes) and Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), both with Indiana University Opera Theater.
On the concert stage, Mikol was a frequent soloist and member of NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at IU, a soloist with the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, the soprano soloist in Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52, and soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah. She is currently a member and soloist of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Chamber Choir in New York City. Upcoming performances include the role of Frasquita in Carmen with Opera Louisiane. A graduate of Ithaca College, Mikol earned her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education. She recently received her Master’s degree in Voice Performance and a Performer Diploma in Voice from Indiana University.