Rachele made her debut with Virginia Opera this season and praised universally for her portrayal of Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, with the Richmond Times exclaiming she “delivered the performance of the season” in one of her signature roles.
Rachele added another one of Verdi's ingenues to her repertoire this winter, taking on the magical role of Nanetta in Falstaff with Opera Omaha. The Omaha World Herald praised her performance, writing she “was enchanting as the ingénue Nannetta.”
Rachele starred in an innovative new staged production of The Creation with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra directed by Sam Helfrich. The Pittsburgh Gazette writes, "Ms. Gilmore’s voice was exquisite" in her debut with at Heinz Hall with Maestro Manfred Honeck conducting a "superb" performance.