Soprano Rachel Krehm is a multi-faceted artist, with credits as an operatic performer, producer, writer as well as co-founder and General Director of award-winning indie opera company Opera 5. Recent highlights include a programme of Richard Strauss songs and Come Closer by Ryan Trew both with Kingston Symphony, Vier Letzte Lieder with the Canzona Chamber Players Orchestra, the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos at Highlands Opera Studio, and was featured in Opera 5’s Dora Award-nominated Open Chambers: Hindemith & Shostakovich.
A passionate advocate for new Canadian works, Rachel has produced the world premieres of two Canadian operas with Opera 5 — The Masque of the Red Death by Cecilia Livingston and Storybook by Darren Russo, which won the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers John Wienzweig Prize in 2015. In 2018, she commissioned Vancouver composer Ryan Trew’s song cycle Come Closer for orchestra and soprano. Rachel is the creator and co-writer of an operatic performance for young audiences entitled Tenors, Trumpets and La Traviata, which has seen performances with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Kingston Symphony Orchestra.