Rachel Ballitch is a Soprano from Ohio Wesleyan University, studying with Dr. Jason Hiester. She will complete her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in December 2018 and her B.M. in Piano Performance in May 2018. In select scenes with OWU’s Opera Theater, she was seen as Magda in The Consul, Miss Pinkerton in Old Maid and the Thief, Amy in Company, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Dorabella in Cosí fan Tutte, and The Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte. Most recently, she performed the role of Ms. Bigbad in Little Red’s Most Unusual Day with Opera Columbus’ Education Outreach Program. She won 2nd place in the Ohio NATS Vocal Competition Third Year Women’s Division (2017), 3rd place in the Ohio NATS Vocal Competition First Year Women’s Division (2016), and 3rd place in the New Albany Symphony Concerto Competition (2018). Rachel also attended SongFest and the Mozarteum International Summer Academy.