Rachel McDonald is the Artistic Director of Freeze Frame Opera. For Freeze Frame she has directed La Boheme, Pagliacci, Rusalka and Tosca.
Rachel has directed for many of Australia’s leading companies, with productions including La Voix Humaine for Opera Australia, The Pianist for Belvoir St Theatre/Sydney Festival, The Taming of the Shrew for Sydney Theatre Company, La Traviata for OzOpera national tour and Queen Lear for Melbourne Theatre Company.
Rachel has also directed extensively for WAAPA and Sydney Conservatorium and enjoys working with emerging artists. Writing credits include several projects for Musica Viva, the musical Susanna’s Wedding and The Little Mermaid, an adaptation of Rusalka for children. Rachel lectures in design, directing and acting at WAAPA.