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Role(s) in this year's festival:
I am preparing for NUOVA's program by preparing new arias to bring along! I am currently preparing for Western University's production of L'elisir d'amore, which has also been preparing me for NUOVA's program as I am learning lots about staging operas! I am excited to take part in NUOVA's programs because I knew I wanted to take part in a summer program this year, and I feel NUOVA was the best fit for me. I believe that this learning experience will be a crucial stepping stone in my operatic career, and I will gain valuable knowledge on how to further improve my singing and acting skills.
Mezzo soprano Rachael Frankruyter is from Stratford, Ontario, and is a third-year voice performance student at Western University. Frankruyter began voice training at the age of 7, and performed in various local music competitions, fundraisers, and events, such as Stratford Relay for Life and the Stratford Kiwanis Music Festival. Frankruyter went on to perform the National Anthem for many years with the Stratford Warriors, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans. Frankruyter made her opera debut in the chorus of Western University's 2022 production of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Aside from opera, Frankruyter is also an accomplished songwriter, with two folk-pop EPs available on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming services.