Soprano Rachel Hippert exemplifies the modern interdisciplinary artist, uniting classical operatic performance of the highest caliber with a passion for supporting and presenting new works and a bold commitment to making music accessible to all as a conviction of social justice.
An acclaimed actress, she is known for bringing intensity and emotional depth to her physical and vocal portrayal of operatic heroines. Ms. Hippert has recently performed with the Amore Opera Company of New York as “Fiordiligi” in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, “Mimì” in Puccini’s La bohème, "Violetta" in Verdi's La Traviata, “Micaëla” in Bizet’s Carmen, and “Rosalinda” in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. She has also appeared with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (NJAVO) as the “High Priestess” in Verdi’s Aida.
As a Goodwill Ambassador for We Care for Humanity (WCH), Ms. Hippert has performed at the UN Headquarters as well as for the ceremony of the 4th and 5th Annual Global Officials of Dignity Awards and the 2016 Concert for Humanity presented by WCH. She has also had the honor of traveling with WCH founder H.H. Princess Maria Amor Torres to perform for dignitaries in Nairobi, Kenya.
In 2017, Ms. Hippert was chosen to premier a new German song cycle, Experimentelle und unbestimmte Lieder, Op. 9, a special commission by the independent record label Irreverence Group Music and composed by minimalist Julian De La Chica. Ms. Hippert and Maestro De La Chica began their world concert tour of the Op. 9 in the Maestro’s home country of Colombia in December 2017. In September of 2019, Hippert and De La Chica completed their second collaborative project, another album entitled Profanum: The early sacred works of Julian De La Chica. Both albums are currently available in all the major digital stores, including Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon.
Pursuant to her social justice focused nature, Ms. Hippert is a proud leader of the Opera Collective, often called “the people’s opera” of New York City, an organization dedicated to making opera accessible to all people. She and her colleagues strive to break down the traditional barriers that limit contemporary opera audiences by bringing the beauty and exhilaration of high-quality live opera into the subway stations and other new frontiers of this great city.
Ms. Hippert obtained her degree from Boston University School of Music and lives in New York City.