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Rachael Heater

Rachael is an American soprano based in Lisburn. Born in Pennsylvania, she grew up in a musical family. Between 2011-2014, Rachael had the privilege of singing several principal roles with Pennsylvania Lyric Opera Theatre’s summer productions, including Yum-yum (The Mikado), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi). She has featured as a soloist with local Pennsylvania groups through the years, including the historic Ringgold Band, and more recently with New Irish Arts here in Northern Ireland. Since moving to NI, Rachael has been studying with Graeme Danby, and recently featured as soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Ulster Consort. In addition to singing frequently with New Irish, Rachael has been a member of the Northern Ireland Opera Chorus since 2022, most recently appearing as the Son/Juniper Bird in Philip Glass and Robert Moran’s The Juniper Tree.