Soprano Rachel Eugster has appeared as a soloist, choral member, and actor in numerous venues in New York, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Vermont and Ottawa. In addition to singing the soprano solos in Schubert's "Mass in G" at the inaugural concert of the Da Camera Singers, she has premiered several leading roles in contemporary plays, including Anne Elliott in a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion by Paula Schwartz and Neil Moyer; Luna in "Conventional Behavior", a send-up of science fiction conventions by Pamela Knickrem; Bronwyn in Linda Chambers' Arthurian drama "Avalon" and the Mother in Cary Barney's autobiographical "Memoirs of a Kitchen". Rachel's additional acting credits range from children's theatre tours to Shakespeare, and include summer repertory, commercials, and movie work.
At the Kennedy Center, Rachel sang as a member of the chorus for a Washington Opera production of "Un Ballo in Maschera", an American Ballet Theatre production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem", and a New York City Ballet production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". She was also invited to be a member of the chorus for a Baltimore Chamber Opera Theater production of "Amahl and the Night Visitors".
Rachel earned a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Wayne Conner, longtime radio host of "Singer's World" and "The Sunday Opera", who was himself a student of Jussi Björling. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Theater and Music from Marlboro College. She has taken Master Classes with Bidú Sayão, Eileen Farrell, and Phyllis Bryn-Julsson.
In Ottawa, where Rachel also works as a freelance writer and editor, her singing can be heard regularly at Parkdale United Church, where she is employed in the choir as a section leader and guest soloist.