Rachel McCall, a graduate of the Elder Conservatorium, is a music theatre, opera, cabaret and early music performer. She has performed as a soloist with State Opera of South Australia, Co-Opera, The Little Music Room, Adelaide Baroque, Popjam Productions, Soundbowl Productions, Adelaide Vocal Project and the Adelaide Art Orchestra. Most recently, Rachel played the mezzo roles in State Opera’s 2022 Australian tour of Love Burns; featured in the musical gala Bright Lights and Big Dreams; and performed in the 2022 workshop of the opera adaptation of When the Rain Stops Falling.
Rachel toured Australia in 2013 and 2015 playing the role of Jessie in the musical Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life by Amity Dry (arr. Mark Ferguson), and in 2014 performed the show at the United Nations and Studio 54 in New York. Key projects include Saul directed by Barrie Kosky, Verdi’s Requiem, The Golden Cockerel, Ainadamar directed by Graeme Murphy for the Adelaide Festival; and Maria de Buenos Aires with State Opera/Leigh Warren Dancers for the Brisbane Festival.
Other roles include: Rose/Mercy – Voss (State Opera); Doctor Spinelloccio/The Notary/Gherardino – Gianni Schicchi (Co-Opera); Joan/Mrs Trundle/Dancy Lady – Listen to My Story (Co-Opera); Julie – The Portrait (Co-Opera); Third Sprite – The Magic Flute (State Opera); Ensemble – Underneath/L’Orfeo (State Opera); The Son – The Breasts of Tiresias, Sleep Fairy – Hansel and Gretel, The Chinese Teacup/The White Cat/The Dragonfly – L’enfant et les sortilleges, Frieda/Betty – Sunday in the Park With George (State Opera Young Artist Studio); Polly – The Threepenny Opera (Adelaide University). Rachel is also co-founder of cabaret duo ‘The Vox Trust’ with Tamara Linke.