Known for her absolute precision and fiery coloratura, soprano Rainelle Krause is a versatile and compelling singer. She recently made debuts with Theater Basel as Tania in Al gran sole carico d'amore and with the Staatsoper Berlin, and Deutsche Oper Berlin as Die Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Other engagements include Pat Nixon in the Princeton Festival’s Nixon in China, the cover of Zerlina 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 2020-2021 included further engagements as Die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte with the Royal Danish Opera, Theater Basel, Staatsoper Berlin, and Deutsche Oper Berlin. The 2021-2022 season sees her as Oscar in Un ballo in maschera with Royal Danish Opera, debuts with Houston Grand Opera and Oper Köln for Die Zauberflöte, Die Zauberflöte with Theater Basel and North Carolina Opera, and the Princess in The Snow Queen under the baton of Kent Nagano in her debut with the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
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. Ms. Krause trained as young artist with the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy in Germany, the Opera Works Advanced Artist Program in Los Angeles in summer 2013, Opera Las Vegas in spring 2013, and the Taos Opera Institute and Opera Nova Costa Rica in 2012. In 2014, she was invited back to Taos as a guest artist, performing in venues all across Taos and Santa Fe.
Some 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.