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Known for her pristine, fiery coloratura, soprano Rainelle Krause brings an unflinching ferocity coupled with a deeply truthful humanity to the stage. She recently impressed audiences and critics alike at her début at English National Opera in her signature role, Die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte. Her performance was praised by Opera Magazine as “formidable”, her “bright, ringing coloratura…enough to instill fear into any living being”. The Guardian dubbed her voice “diamantine.” Last season for Ms. Krause brought several significant appearances as Die Königin der Nacht at Royal Danish OperaDutch National OperaStaatsoper Berlin Unter den LindenNashville Opera, and at Les Arts, València. She has also brought her in-demand Königin to Deutsche Oper BerlinTheater BaselOper Köln, Opera Orchestre Montpellier OccitanieNorth Carolina Opera, and The Metropolitan Opera (cover). This season, she reprises her celebrated Königin in a company début with Atlanta Opera, and presents her first Lucia di Lammermoor with Nashville Opera in the titular role. 

Other recent highlights include her guest artist appearance with English National Opera’s BBC Proms concert “Horrible Histories: ‘Orrible Opera”, soprano soloist for the Brevard Music Festival’s Carmina Burana under Maestra JoAnn Falletta, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera at Royal Danish Opera, the Princess in The Snow Queen at Concertgebouw Amsterdam under the baton of Kent Nagano, Tania in Al gran sole carico d'amore with Theater Basel, Pat Nixon in Nixon in China at The Princeton Festival, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with The Dallas Opera (cover), and featured artist for Opus Opera’s event, Mystique, a circus and opera collaboration.


Ms. Krause has been awarded First Place in the Fielder Grant Competition, Third Place and Audience Favorite in the Orpheus Competition, and has been chosen as one of four winners in the Texas Camerata’s Baroque Aria Competition. She was a finalist in the Lois Alba Competition in Houston as well as the International Mildred Miller Competition in Pittsburgh, a Regional Finalist with the Metropolitan National Council Auditions in New Orleans and St. Louis, and a semi-finalist with the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation and Gari Foundation competitions in New York City.



Some of Ms. Krause’s concert credits include a concert version of La Traviata with the Irving Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Plano Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott with members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem and Haydn's Pauken messe with the Amarillo Master Chorale, Orff’s Carmina burana with the Plano Symphony, and Vivaldi’s Magnificat with the North minster Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.


Ms. Krause has performed with Fort Worth's Casa Mañana Theatre in their production of The Sound of Music, as well as the Fort Worth Opera chorus in Le pêcheurs de perles, La Traviata, and Hamlet. She holds a Bachelor of Music (2010) and a Master of Music (2012) in Vocal Performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in her hometown of Bloomington, IN. She currently lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and trains on aerial silks.

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