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Rachel J. Peters

Rachel J. Peters

Biography

Composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters writes all manner of works for the stage. Operas include Rootabaga Country (Sarasota Opera), Companionship (Fort Worth Opera), The Wild Beast of the Bungalow with Royce Vavrek (Oberlin Conservatory), No Ladies in the Lady’s Book (Utah Opera; published by E.C. Schirmer) and Staggerwing (Opera Kansas) with Lisa DeSpain, Steve (Boston Opera Collaborative), and Everything Comes to a Head with Margi Preus and Jean Sramek (Lyric Opera of the North/Decameron Opera Coalition). Musicals: Only Children (NYU Tisch), Tiny Feats of Cowardice (NYC Fringe), Tomato Red (UC Irvine), Octopus Heart (NYU Steinhardt). Scores for plays: Stretch (a fantasia) (New Georges), Tania in the Getaway Van (Flea Theater), Transatlantic (Arkansas Rep). Concert works: Ethel Smyth Plays Golf in Limbo (Semperoper Dresden), If You Can Prove That I Should Set You Free (Albany Symphony Dogs of Desire), Fronds: The Wisdom of Fanny Fern (Walt Whitman Project). Songs performed at Lincoln Center, National Opera Center, Symphony Space, cabarets/theatres nationwide. Contributor to The AIDS Quilt Songbook. Residencies: Kimmel Harding Nelson, Yaddo, Brush Creek Arts. Fellowships: New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, American Opera Projects, John Duffy Institute for New Opera. racheljpeters.com.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Bookwriter/Librettist
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Transcriber

My Instruments

  • Piano

Software

  • Finale

Affiliations

  • ASCAP
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Pronouns

  • She/Her