Young Brazilian mezzo-soprano Marcela Rahal joined the soloist ensemble at Luzerner Theater in the autumn 2021. Her first premiere was Lydia Steier's production of Mauricio Kagel's Staatstheater. Further roles this season are Marcellina/ Le nozze di Figaro, Bianca/ The Rape of Lucretia and Bellonda in Pascal Dusapin’s Perelà, uomo di fumo. In the summer 2021 she sang her first Carmen in Douglas Brown's arrangement with Sinfonia Leipzig at Arena am Panometer.
In Brazil she had a chance to perform a variety of roles such as Angelina/ La Cenerentola, Zweite Dame/ Die Zauberflöte, Giulia/ Balducci Il Noce di Benevento and Nancy/ Albert Herring at Theater São Pedro. She appeared as Miss Jessel/ The Turn of the Screw at Theatre SCAR and as Elle/ La Voix Humaine and as Miss Todd/ The Old maid and the Thief at Theatre UNESP. With Theatre Lupe Cotrim she sang Opinion Publique/ Orphée Aux Enfers, with Theatre Limeira Olga/ Die lustige Witwe and with Theater Adamastor Orlowsky/ Die Fledermaus as well as Marchesa Melibea/ Il Viaggio a Reims. In concert she sang Mozart arias, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Mozart’s Requiem.
Marcela Rahal obtained her Bachelor’s degree at the University Sao Paulo in 2018. She was a member of the EMESP opera studio and the opera academy at Theater São Pedro. She is currently completing her Master studies at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy with KS Roland Schubert. In a student production in Leipzig she performed Anna Maria Himmelhuber in Krenek‘s Schwergewicht. She won 1st prize at the Albert Lortzing Competition 2020, 2nd prize at the Linus Lerner Singing Competition 2020 and reached the semifinals at the Belvedere Competition 2019.