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Rachel Speirs

Scottish soprano Rachel Speirs is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with Sarah Rhodes and won the Betty Bannerman Award for French Song 2020 and the Kennedy Strauss Award 2019.

Recent and upcoming operatic engagements include Mrs Nordstrom A Little Night Music (Buxton International Festival); Maria Bertram Mansfield Park (RNCM Opera); Lotty The Soldier’s Legacy (Retrospect Opera); Bach B Minor Mass with Southport Bach Choir; a recital of French song for Clonter Opera; and various projects with the Chorus of Opera North and Leeds Lieder. Rachel has extensive experience in outreach and education, in particular working with people with dementia, and is Co-Director of SoundUp Arts CIC.