Rachel Policar


Versatile Soprano Rachel Policar is a performing artist based in New York City. She has been described as ”spectacular” (LA Times), “arresting” (SF Classical Voice), and “a natural comedienne” (Broadway World), who "stole the show with her mixture of bravura, charm and big-hearted humanism" (SF Classical Voice). She is a skilled vocalist across many genres, and a sought-after interpreter of Jewish performance art. She is a cantorial soloist in residence with Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison, CT and in the 2024/25 season, Rachel will portray Krystyna Zywolska in Jake Heggie’s Another Sunrise with The Why Collective, and a reprise of Lizzy in The Smallest Sound, in the Smallest Space at Lincoln Center. She will sing Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and will return to a favorite role, Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg. Most recently she has been seen as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Scalia/Ginsburg with Anchorage Opera and with Pacific Opera Project as a double bill with Angelina in Trial by Jury, and in performance with the Seven Hills Chamber Music Festival. She sang Dot/Marie in Sunday In The Park with George with the NYU Broadway Orchestra and recent seasons saw her debut as RBG in Scalia/Ginsburg with Penn Square Opera, Marzelline in Fidelio with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Anne Frank in Frid’s The Diary of Anne Frank with Opera In The Pines, Leah in the NY premiere of Lori Laitman's Uncovered, Lizzy in the premiere of Bryce McClendon’s play The Smallest Sound, In The Smallest Space at The Cell Theatre and featured ensemble in Marian The Musical, a new musical in development about Marian Anderson. She has appeared with National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, Dayton Opera, New York Choral Society, Knoxville Opera, Opera On The James, St Petersburg Opera and more. She is an accomplished crossover singer, and utilizes her love of comedy to write and produce parody songs and #InappropriatelyOperatic pop covers with her voice, ukulele and piano. Follow her @Rachel.policar or her coffee adventures @BrewishAmericanPrincess