Renée Rapier

(Marion, Iowa)

2017–18 Season: Flora Bervoix in La Traviata

After receiving her training as a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow (2012–13) and LA Opera Domingo Thornton Young Artist, mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier has gone on to make debuts at LA Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Ravinia Festival, and Seattle Opera. Her 2016–17 season includes returns to Seattle Opera, Opera Parallèle, and a debut with the LA Philharmonic.  Rapier was the 2012 winner of the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, and the 2013 Brava! Opera Theater and James M. Collier Young Artist Program Vocal Competition. She also was a 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions national semifinalist, a finalist of the 2013 Seoul International Music Competition, and a semifinalist at Operalia 2015. She appeared as Mercédès in the Company's 2016 production of Carmen.