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Known for her absolute precision and fiery coloratura, soprano Rainelle Krause is a versatile and compelling singer. She was most recently seen as Madame Herz with the New Hampshire Music Festival’s concert version of Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, and in collaboration with San Antonio's SOLI ensemble as the Queen of the Night. Other performances include Painted Sky Opera's production of the The Medium as Monica, Blonde in Abduction from the Seraglio and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with Opera Piccola of San Antonio, the title role and La Fée in Opera for the Young's touring production of Cendrillon, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music Opera Theater, and Galatea in Acis y Galatea with Opera Nova Costa Rica.
Ms. Krause has been awarded First Place in the Fielder Grant Competition, Third Place and Audience Favorite in the Orpheus Competition, and was a winner in the Texas Camerata’s Baroque Aria Competition. She was a finalist in the Lois Alba Competition as well as the International Mildred Miller Competition, 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. Engagements for the 2017-2018 season included Zerlina cover in Don Giovanni with The Dallas Opera, guest soloist with Voices of Change for their Holocaust memorial performance, and featured artist for Opus Opera’s event, Mystique, a circus and opera collaboration. Performances for 2018-2019 include Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Texas Camerata, Ein Deutches Reqiuem in Norfolk, VA, La Traviata in concert with the Irving Symphony Orchestra, Poulenc's Gloria with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and Pat Nixon in Nixon in China in her debut with the Princeton Festival.