Mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway, an internationally recognized leading interpreter of Contemporary and Modern music, brings versatility and compelling insight to stages worldwide. Recent highlights include her debut with Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, Germany under the auspices of Alte Oper in Alban Berg’s Der Wein recorded for National Radio broadcast by Hessischer Rundfunk. Additionally she made her Ojai Music Festival debut this past summer in the world première of The Classical Style, by Steven Stucky conducted by Robert Spano; and, made her Omaha Symphony debut singing Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. She has performed with the PROTOYPE Festival in the world première of Sulmeida’s Song by Mohammed Fairouz; a Latin American debut with the Festival Internacional Cervantino; performed with Ensemble Signal, Gotham Chamber Opera, Next Wave Festival at BAM, the Amernet String Quartet, Lincoln Center Festival, Glimmerglass Festival, Central City Opera, Kennedy Center, Berkeley Symphony and Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. She has sung Georg Friedrich Haas’s work for soloist and ensemble, Atthis, at Miller Theater with Ensemble Signal and was also featured in Unsuk Chin’s snagS&Snarls based on themes from Chin’s opera Alice in Wonderland.
Ms. Calloway is a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts and has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, first prize in the Arts Recognition and Talent Search sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and two Central City Opera Young Artist Awards.
Ms. Calloway is a native of Philadelphia and holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.