Galway soprano Rachel Goode graduated in 2014 with a first-class honours BMus degree from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin, where she studied under Colette McGahon-Tosh, and was also awarded the Michael McNamara gold medal for highest recital mark. She graduated in July 2018 from the Masters in Opera Performance course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) where she studied under Suzanne Murphy. In May 2019 she won the Milford Haven Young Opera Singer of the Year award, and in June 2019 she won the Ian Stoutzker prize for most outstanding musician at RWCMD. She made her INO debut as the High Priestess in Verdi's Aida in 2018 and sang in Éna Brennan’s Rupture in the company’s acclaimed 20 Shots of Opera in 2020. In November 2017 she sang the role of Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at the RWCMD Winter Opera Gala with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra under Carlo Rizzi. She performed the roles of Fortune and Juno in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses with Opera Collective Ireland in 2018. Her other operatic roles include Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Iris in Handel’s Semele, Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Anna Maurrant in Weill’s Street Scene and Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. She has received support from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Galway County Council, Black Mountain Barns, Worshipful Company of the Girdlers and David and Alasdair MacWilliam Scholarship.