Rachele makes her role debut as Nanetta
Rachele added another one of Verdi's ingénues to her repertoire this winter, taking on the magical role of Nanetta in Falstaff with Opera Omaha. This is the second Verdi opera with Opera Omaha for Rachele, as she made her debut there as Gilda in Rigoletto in 2014.
She was joined by a brilliant cast which included Olafur Sigurdarson in the title character, Mary Dunleavy as Alice Ford, Keith Phares as Ford, Lindsey Ammann as Quickly, and Taylor Stayton as Fenton.
The Omaha World-Herald wrote that Rachele "was enchanting as the ingénue Nannetta" and Opera News included that "the Act III aria 'Sul fil d’un soffio etesio' had a lovely, spinning clarity." Hopefully this will be the first of many Nanetta's to come!