Welsh Mezzo Soprano Rachel Morás was born and raised in Port Talbot. A graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, she was funded in her studies by the Laura Ashley Foundation and won several awards including the Pendyrus Male Voice Choir Soloist Award. Rachel was awarded a scholarship to further her studies in Italy last summer and has had much success in competition, highlights include twice consecutively being the winner of the Mezzo Soprano Solo Competition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
Her operatic roles include Carmen, Sorceress Dido and Aeneas Madame de la Haltiere Cendrillon, Nursing Sister Suor Angelica, La Frugola Il Tabarro, Huntsman Venus and Adonis, Black Cat|Squirrel L’enfant et les sortilèges, Maddalena Rigoletto, Fox The Aventures of Pinocchio, Rosina The Barber of Seville, Dorabella Cosi fan tutte, Tisbe Cenerentola, Second Lady The Magic Flute, Witch Hansel and Gretel, Nancy Martha, Bradamante Alcina, Nicklausse Les contes d'Hoffmann, Giulio Cesare Giulio Cesare in Egitto and most recently Sorceress Dido and Aeneas with Mid Wales Opera.
Rachel is an accomplished recitalist having performed recitals across Britain, Italy and France. Rachel can be heard singing the roles of the Black Cat and the Squirrel in Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges which is being used in a creative outreach music programme in primary and special educational needs schools in and around Birmingham.
A regular on the concert platform, highlights include Bach St John’s Passion, Haydn Harmonie Messe, Vivaldi Gloria, Mendelssohn Elijah, Handel Messiah, Rossini Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle.