Highlands Opera Studio Review: "Rachel Krehm’s facial expressions as Ariadne were priceless, and her soulful “Ach! Wo war ich?” demonstrated the richness of Strauss’ writing for the female voice."Read More
Each year since her passing, the Krehm family has held a memorial concert as a fundraiser for St. Michael's ICU, which has now raised over $100,000 for the hospital.Read More
"Opera 5’s past productions have incorporated elements from the worlds of photography, dance, cabaret/pop culture..."Read More
For those who admire what opera singers can do, 'Whose Opera is it Anyway?' is totally mind-blowing; these singers add serious variables to the existing pressure of singing in public and being appropriately funny in a comedy bar.Jenna Douglas, Schmopera
Our leading couple, Rosalinda and Eisenstein, were given fresh life in Rachel Krehm and Michael Barrett. Krehm's full ringing soprano filled the hall and suited the Viennese style quite well.Gregory Finney, Schmopera
Rachel Krehm as Rosalinda enjoyed the comical oversize costume elements that were part of the Brechtian design scheme by Matthew Vaile. We’re put into a self-conscious, self-reflexive sort of world, at times resembling cabaret, yet the singing was full-out operatic, Krehm rising every time to the powerful high notes without losing her sense of fun.Leslie Barcza, the barczablog
A very difficult role for a singer and actress/singer Mme Krehm did it beautifully... This is live performance at its artistic best.Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics’ Circle
It’s just a beautiful show, with moments of dark humour interspersing one long descent into madness that gets sold thanks to Rachel Krehm’s terrific performance and utterly amazing voice. Seriously, she’ll rattle yer bones with her high notes, and that’s no foolin’. People should be flocking to this show because you really don’t get opera of this caliber for this price tag, like, EVER.Kevin Reid, Visitorium
Winner of the 2013 Capital City Critics Choice Award at the Ottawa Fringe for her solo performance in Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine (Opera 5), Canadian soprano Rachel Krehm is establishing herself as a sophisticated performer in both the opera and theatre communities. A multi-faceted artist, Rachel is the co-founder and General Director of Opera 5, and the creator, co-writer and one of the performers of the children’s educational show Tenors, Trumpets and La Traviata which debuted as part of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony’s Family Series in March of 2014 and was repeated with the Kingston Symphony in April 2016 along with an all new Opera Pop show called Opera at Warp Speed. Rachel’s interests also extend to comedy. She is a regularly featured actor in the popular web-series, Opera Cheats (Opera 5), and a creating member of Canada’s only opera improv team, Whose Opera is it Anyway?!, which performs monthly improv sketch comedy at comedy clubs around Toronto. Rachel is an avid contributor to the independent opera scene in Toronto. Aside from co-founding and running Opera 5, she sits on the Executive committee of Indie Opera T.O., the association of independent opera companies in Toronto.
Praised for her “lovely, radiant voice” (Opera Canada), and her “excellent acting” (Capital City Critics), Rachel has most recently performed the roles of Rosalinde in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Susanna in Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna, Elle in Poulenc’s La voix humaine at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, El Trujamán in De Falla’s El retablo de Maese Pedro, Hélène in Hindemith’s Hin und Zurück, and Studio in Milton Granger’s Talk Opera (Opera 5).
Rachel is an accomplished concert soloist who specializes in 20th and 21st century music. In September 2014, she performed Pierrot Lunaire with Yosuke Kawasaki and his chamber ensemble. In 2012, she premiered Mother/Daughter by Canadian Composer Walter Buczynski in two concerts with Selene Concert Series in Toronto. Other recent concert performances have included 'French Arias' with Canzona Chamber Players Orchestra, 'Magnificent Mozart' with the Kingston Chamber Choir, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra, 'Sempre Libera' with John Morris Russell and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Soprano Soloist for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Strauss’ Opus 27, Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’Été, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, all with various orchestras in Toronto.
In 2008, she attended The Franz Schubert Institute in Baden, bei Wien, Austria, where she studied with Elly Ameling, Rudolph Jansen, Julius Drake and Michael McMahon. Inspired by this experience, she toured a program of Austrian Art Songs in Toronto and Montreal. Rachel holds a Masters of Music and a Bachelors of Music from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University.
New York, NY