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 most recently 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 November 2017 she sang the role of Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicci at the RWCMD Winter Opera Gala with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra under Carlo Rizzi. Most recently she performed the role of Fortune and Juno in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses with Opera Collective Ireland. 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. She makes her INO debut in this production of Aida.