BIOGRAPHY

Mezzo-soprano Rehanna Thelwell is quickly becoming known for her magnetic performances and expressive vocal power in a wide variety of repertoire. She recently made her mainstage debut performing the title role of Carmen at Washington National Opera, in a performance Parterre Box hailed as, “a stupendous Carmen,” whose “top-flight voice is distinctive and rangy, the center lithe, silky, and clear, and her chest voice voluptuous and authoritative. She’s a gutsy, energetic actress and her take on Carmen favors high-spirited immediacy.”

A recent graduate of the Washington National Opera Cafritz Young Artist program, Ms. Thelwell’s busy 2022-2023 season includes her debut at Dutch National Opera as Girlfriend/Congregant 3 in Jeanine Tesori’s Blue, roles which she will reprise later in the season at Washington National Opera.

She also makes her role debuts as Dinah/Anna I in Madison Opera’s double-bill of Trouble in Tahiti/The Seven Deadly Sins, returns to South Florida Symphony for Bruckner’s Te Deum, joins Bangor Symphony for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, debuts with The Washington Chorus for Undine Smith Moore’s Scenes from the Life of a Martyr and the Duruflé Requiem, and reprises Scenes from the Life of a Martyr with Exigence Ensemble (Detroit, MI).

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REHANNA THELWELL

MEZZO-SOPRANO