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Born Newport, Gwent.

Welsh soprano.

Rachel Hynes studied music in Leeds at University College, Bretton Hall. She then trained at the RSAMD with Patricia Hay before joining the chorus of Scottish Opera in 1997, becoming a company Principal in 2000. Roles with them during that period included Giannetta (L'elisir d'amore), Fiordiligi, First Lady, and Mimï. Her Edinburgh Festival appearances include Anna in a concert performance of Maria Stuarda under Sir Charles Mackerras, as well as the Scottish Opera Edinburgh Festival Ring Cycles in which she appeared as Freia, Helmwige and Third Norn. She has sung Denise in The Knot Garden with Scottish Opera, at a concert performance in London, and in Tuscany at the Montepulciano Festival. Her Opera North debut was as Ellen Orford. In London she also created the role of Clara in PUSH! by David Bruce.

Roles in Scotland

Arminda Don Anchise's wealthy niece
Finta giardiniera 1996
Atalanta Romilda's sister, also (though secretly) in love with Arsamene
Xerxes 1997
Lady in waiting
Rigoletto 1997
Masha Lisa's maid
Queen of Spades 1998
Dew Fairy
Hansel and Gretel 1998
Rosenkavalier 1999
Aïda 1999
Second Apparition
Macbeth 1999
Macbeth 2000
First Squire
Parsifal 2000
Freia sister of Fricka and goddess of love and spring
Rheingold 2000
Rheingold 2003
Giannetta a peasant girl
Elisir d'amore 2000
Helmwige a Valkyrie
Valkyrie 2001
Valkyrie 2003
Inez confidante of Leonora
Trovatore 2001
Fiordiligi a young lady from Ferrara, engaged to Guglielmo
Così fan tutte 2001
Anna Hannah Kennedy, Mary's companion
Maria Stuarda 2002
Orfeo ed Euridice 2002
Orfeo ed Euridice 2003
First Lady in attendance on the Queen
Zauberflöte 2003
Zauberflöte 2004
Third Norn
Götterdämmerung 2003
Mimì a seamstress
Bohème 2004
Denise Thea's sister, a freedom fighter
Knot Garden 2005
Fourth Maid
Elektra 2006
Second Lady in attendance on the Queen
Zauberflöte 2012

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