★★★★☆ Alcina at Grimeborn 

  • "a splendid account of Handel ’s music"

  • "excellent singing"

  • "a performance...with plenty of sexual energy thrown in, particularly by Rachel Allen as Alcina’s sister Morgana"

    Rachel appeared as Morgana in Ensemble OrQuesta's production of Alcina in the 2021 Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Outside. Read Mark Ronan's full review here.

Grove Music Online Publication 

Rachel's research on 18th-century soprano, Élisabeth Duparc, has led to a publication of a revised entry for Grove Music Online, co-authored  with Dr Cheryll Duncan, providing updated findings to scholar Winton Dean's entry on the Handelian soprano.

Read more about Rachel's research here!