Rachel Policar


“Policar's rendition of Goldele is outstanding. Her crystal clear voice, well balanced register, and solid technique pull our attention to her every time she's on stage—which is, luckily, quite often.” — The Easy

"Ms. Policar and Mr. Johnson supply the show’s greatest vocal richness...When Goldele sings a lullaby she remembers from earliest childhood, Ms. Policar colors it with intensity and pain.” — The New York Times

“Goldele, played by the opera-trained Rachel Policar, is a standout”
— Jewish Telegraphic Agency


American soprano Rachel Policar has been described by critics as “lovely, silver-voiced” (Lighting and Sound America). Ms. Policar made her Off-Broadway debut in the Winter of 2015 as the lead role of Goldele in the first revival of Rumshinsky’s Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride) with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to critical acclaim.

Ms. Policar began the 2015 season as Emmie in Albert Herring in her debut with the Bronx Opera. In the summer, she sang her first performances of Gilda in Rigoletto with the Asheville Lyric Opera and the Janiec Opera Company, and sang Kate while covering the title role in Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe.

In 2014, she was seen as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel (Dayton Opera), and Cosette (cover) in Les Miserables and Kathie(cover) in The Student Prince (Utah Festival Opera).

Highlights from 2013, include Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Nannetta (cover) in Falstaff, world premiere of Michael Ching's Speed Dating Tonight! (Janiec Opera Company), Title Role in Liebovar (world premiere) with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ms. Policar has appeared in concert with the Riverside Opera Company singing selections from Rigoletto and The Wizard of Oz, as well as the Asheville Lyric Opera’s Winter Gala singing selections from Candide and Rigoletto.

In competitions Ms. Policar placed First Place (2013 NY Lyric Opera Theatre National Competition), First Place (2013 Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Competition), Second Place (2015 5 Towns Competition), National Finalist - Opera and Art Song divisions (2013 American Prize Competition), Finalist (2014 Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition). Future engagements include her debut with Knoxville Opera in 2016 as Gretel in their Education Outreach production of Hansel and Gretel.

April 26-May 6 - Midwest concert tour with composer Eric Genius

Tuesday April 26 - Private Concert - Nashville, TN
Wednesday April 27 - Kentucky State Reformatory, Louisville, KY
Thursday April 28 - Public Concert - Wadsworth, OH
Friday April 29 - Public Concert - Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday April 30 - Private Concert - Grand Rapids, MI
Sunday May 1 - Private Concert - Grand Rapids, MI
Monday May 2 - School Concert and Private Concert - Wayland, MI
Tuesday May 3 - Public Concert - Louisville, KY
Tursday May 3 - Private Concert - Simpsonville, KY
Wednesday May 4 - Public Concert - Medina, OH
Thursday May 5 - School Concert and Public Concert - Solon, OH
Friday May 6 - Private Concert - Dayton, OH

May 20 7:30 pm and 21st 3 pm in Clinton, CT - In concert with Opera Theatre of Connecticut, An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein, singing excerpts as Julie Jordan (Carousel), Nellie Forbush (South Pacific), Tuptim (The King and I)

July 4-August 28th - Reprising the role of Goldele with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, New York, NY

October 28, 29 and 30th - Gilda in Rigoletto with Anchorage Opera in Anchorage, AK

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