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Performer In Musical Theater / Opera Roles
Concert Performances
Choral / Ensemble Work
Teaches Voice Classes

Mrs. Niemeyer-Sutherland made her professional debut with Riverside Opera at age fifteen as the “Sheperd Boy” in Tosca with Renata Scotto. She has performed with the Aspen Music Festival Opera Theater Center, Pasadena Lyric Opera, and the Redlands Theatre Festival in such roles as “Micaela” in Carmen, “Barbarina” in Le Nozze di Figaro, “Yum Yum” in the Mikado, “Mabel” in The Pirates of Penzance and “Johanna” in Sweeney Todd. In addition to her opera credits, Rachel has performed in a variety of Disney and musical theater shows as the “Blue Fairy” in Pinocchio, “Maud Dunlop” in the Music Man, the “Bird Lady” in Mary Poppins, and “Belle” in Christmas Carol. She is also a frequent performer at Ben Bollingers Candlelight Pavilion. She received her BM in Vocal Performance from the USC School of Music.

Singing ClipsPianist Robert Thies

01 Quando m'en voRachel Niemeyer Sutherland
00:00 / 02:14
02 Mein Herr MarquisRachel Niemeyer Sutherland
00:00 / 03:21
03 Green Finch & Linnet BirdRachel Niemeyer Sutherland
00:00 / 02:47
04 Goodnight My SomeoneRachel Niemeyer Sutherland
00:00 / 02:37
05 Someone To Watch Over MeRachel Niemeyer Sutherland
00:00 / 02:49

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Musical Theater
Opera Roles:

Solo Concert Performances:


Oratorio & Mass Soloist Performances:

Choral/Ensemble Work:


Honors & Awards:


Voice Lessons:

Rachel Niemeyer-Sutherland - Soprano

Hair/Eye Color - Dark Brown

Weight - 155 Height – 5’6”

Musical Theater/Opera Roles:

Violet Phillips - "It's a Wonderful Life" - On Stage Musicals

Yum Yum - "Mikado” - Kentwood Players

Micaela - “Carmen” - Pasadena Lyric Opera

Mabel - “Pirates of Penzance” - Pasadena Lyric Opera

Johanna - “Sweeney Todd” - Redlands Theater Festival

Pitti Sing - "Mikado" - Orpheus Lyric Theatre

Clementina / Neri - “The Desert Song” - Candlelight Pavilion, Claremont

Maud Dunlop - “The Music Man" - Candlelight Pavilion, Claremont

Barbarina - "Le Nozze di Figaro” - Pasadena Lyric Opera

Susanna (cover) - “Le Nozze di Figaro” - Pasadena Lyric Opera

Bernice - “Sound of Music” - Downey Civic Light Opera

Blue Fairy - “Pinocchio” - Junior University

Kate Pinkerton - "Madama Butterfly" - Riverside Opera

Belle / Caroline - “Christmas Carol” - Junior University

Zerlina (cover) - "Don Giovanni" - Southwest Opera, Albuquerque

Nurse - "Snow White" - Junior University

The White Queen - "Alice in Wonderland" - Junior University

Bird Lady - "Mary Poppins" - Junior University

Solo Concert Performances:

“Broadway Bouquet” Musical Revue Westwood/Newport Beach, CA

Featured soloist with the Burbank Symphony, Burbank, CA

Featured Soloist at the Gardenia Room, Hollywood, CA

“Phantom of the Opera Revue” Christine - Bratts Dinner Theater Riverside, CA

Featured soloist with the Vintage Club Orchestra, Indian Wells, CA

Soloist in Redlands Bowl Concert Series, Redlands, CA

Christmas Benefit for St. Joseph's Hospital


Ellen Hodges - "Christmas Was, Christmas Is" - PNP Productions

Suzie - “All You Need is Love” - Lutheran Church of Our Saviour

Oratorio & Mass Soloist Performances:

What is this Love - Butler Messiah - Handel

Elijah - Mendelssohn Mass in G - Schubert

Choral/Ensemble Work:

Pit Singer - "Will Rogers Follies" - Downey C.L.O.

Solo Harem Girl/Ensemble - "Kismet" - Candlelight Pavilion, Claremont

Ensemble - "Hello Dolly" - Downey C.L.O.

Postulate - "Sound of Music" - San Bernardino C.L.O.

Nun's choir - "Dialogue of the Carmelites" - USC Opera

Boys Choir/Servant - "Owen Wingrave" - Aspen Opera Theatre Center

Ensemble - "Naughty Marietta" - Riverside Opera

Ensemble - "Elixir D'Amore" - Riverside Opera

Ensemble - "Un Ballo in Maschera" - Riverside Opera

Sheperd Boy/Boys Choir - "Tosca" - Palm Springs Opera

Boys Choir - "Turandot" - Riverside Opera

Soprano Soloist - First United Methodist-San Pedro, 10/92-6/94, 1/99 - Present

Soprano Section Leader - St. Luke's-Temple City, 10/94-1/95

USC Concert Choir - 1990-1992


Kismet track for Candlelight Pavilion, Claremont, CA

Desert Song track for Candlelight Pavilion

Call letters for KCKX radio station, Oregon

Production Experience:

Music Director - "Something's Afoot" - Redlands Theatre Festival

Music Director - “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” @

Crafton Hills College

Assistant Music Director - “Pajama Game” - Redlands Theater Festival

Honors & Awards:

Inland Theater League Award for the 2002 season as “Johanna” in Sweeney


Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Principal Role, Redlands Theatre

Festival, Summer 2002

Senior Achievement Award - Mu Phi Epsilon, Pacific Southwest Province,


Finalist in L.A. Artists of the Future Competition, 1991.

Redlands Bowl Concert Young Artist Winner: Jr. Division, 1990.

Bank of America Achievement Award in the Field of Music, 1989

Miss National Teenager Pageant Finalist, 1st runner-up Talent, 1988.


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B.M. Vocal Performance - University of Southern California.

Current Voice Teacher: Nancy Ewing.

Prior Teachers: Primo Puccinelli, Herta Glaz, Susan Roe, Pollyann Baxter

Vocal Coaches: Armen Guzelimian, Henrietta Pelta. Acting Coach: Laura


Languages: Knowledge of French, German and Italian.

Special Skills: Rifle and flag twirling

Dancing: The Edge Performing Arts Center - jazz and tap.

Aspen Music Festival - Opera Theater Center Participant, Summer 1991.

Voice Lessons:

Teaching voice for beginner, intermediate students of all ages.

For more information or to set up a lesson time, please contact me by email / phone


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San Juan Capistrano‎, CA

Date of Birth:

June 18th

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