Soprano Rachael Heater was born in Pennsylvania, where she learned to love music from an early age. Throughout her school years, she participated in many honours choirs and local music competitions. As a university student, Rachael received honours in solo and scholarship competitions, and has been featured as a soloist with several university and community based ensembles in Pennsylvania. Onstage, Rachael featured in many productions with PA Lyric Opera theatre, singing such roles as Mabel, Yum-Yum, and Lauretta, as well as operatic scenes and small ensembles in concert.
She has been a member of the NI Opera Chorus since 2022.