Swiss soprano Rachel Harnisch studied with Beata Heuer-Christen in Freiburg im Breisgau.
She gives guest performances at the leading opera houses in the world. At the beginning of her career she sang especially Mozart, but today it is predominantly works of the classical modern and contemporary.
In the recent past, she has received many great role debuts as Rachel in Halévy’s La Juive, as Emilia Marty in Janácek’s Vec Makropolus, and in the autumn of 2017 in a demanding playwright role in Aribert Reimann’s world premiere .L ‘Invisible’ at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Future rolls Janacek’s Jenufa at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Christine in Strauss’ Intermezzo in Basel and another Emilia Marty for Geneva. She worked closely with Claudio Abbado and is accompanied by numeous conductors of different generations.
The soprano sings a wide concert repertoire from the passions of Johann Sebastian Bach to compositions of our time.
Lieder recitals are particularly close to her heart, her constant partner here is the pianist Jan Philip Schulze, with whom she has recorded a much acclaimed version of Hindemith’s Marienleben. Numerous recordings document Rachel Harnisch’s career.