Ms. Gamaché is an emerging artist who has already gained international credits performing in Thailand, Germany and the United States. In the 2016-2017 season, Ms. Gamaché was seen debuting new roles, performing back-to-back productions in Bangkok, Thailand, making her NYC and Carnegie Hall debut and returning to beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. She was seen reviving her performances of The Diary of Anne Frank in the one woman mono-drama by Grigori Frid with Opera Siam and sponsorship by the Embassies of Germany and Israel to honor the Holocaust Memorial, and continued the season as Antarishka/Goddess of Space in the World Premiere of Somtow Sucharitkul's The Chariot of Heaven with Opera Siam. Summer engagements included NYC Debut performances as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with BARE Opera and Zerbinetta Excerpts from Ariadne auf Naxos in concert at Carnegie Hall with Manhattan Opera Studio, rounding out with a 6 week run as Cunegonde in Candide with Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
During the 2015-2016 season, Ms. Gamaché was seen as Yvonne Sherry in Madame Sherry with Third Avenue Playhouse, Mabel (cover) & Ensemble in The Pirates of Penzance with Skylight Music Theatre, Anne Frank in the Thailand Premiere of the Grigori Frid's The Diary of Anne Frank sponsored by the Embassies of Germany & Israel with Opera Siam, The Maid in Powder Her Face with Skylight Music Theatre, Apsara & Queen of Kashi in Somtow Sucharitkul's World Premiere of Suwanna Sama - The Faithful Son in Bangkok, Thailand with Opera Siam, and as Yvonne in Madame Sherry with Third Avenue Playhouse.
Additional credits include the Soprano Soloist, Joan/Princess Understudy and Nurse in Thailand Premiere of The Snow Dragon (Sucharitkul) with Opera Siam in Bangkok, Thailand; Joan/Princess Understudy in the World Premiere of The Snow Dragon with Skylight Music Theatre; Maid in Powder Her Face (Adès) and Mabel Cover in Pirates of Penzance at Skylight Music Theatre; Serena (Serpina) in Maid To Marry (La serva padrona) with TAP; Angel in Maid of Orleans (Tchaikovsky) with the Russian Opera Workshop; Le Feu in L'enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel) with Milwaukee Opera Theatre; Papagena in Die Zauberflöte with Folkwang Oper; Miss Titmouse in Too Many Sopranos (Penhorwood) with UWM Opera Theatre.
Ms. Gamaché is the current recipient of the Skylight Music Theatre's Lee Dougherty Ross Debut Artist Award for her performance as The Maid in the 2016 production of Powder Her Face. She holds a BFA degree in Opera & Vocal Performance with a German Minor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, held awards such as Dean's Honors, the Peck School of the Arts Talent Award, and the Schirmer Award for Languages. After her study with Folkwang Opernprojekte at Folkwang Universität der Künste, she earned her Deutsch Als Fremdsprache Zertifikat with the Institut für Lebenslanges Lernen. Ms. Gamaché also works as the Creative Visual Media Associate for Shoperatic LLC (Formerly: Opera Diva Dress Collection) and as a leading Food and Wedding Photographer in NYC, Jersey City, and Milwaukee, while assistant teaching German. She currently studies with Dr. Valerie Errante.
"What a wonderful butterfly this production has in Kaleigh Rae Gamaché – radiant of presence and voice." - WEAREGREENBAY.COM
"Kaleigh Rae Gamaché’s radiant soprano is perfectly suited to the character she portrays... 'Madame Sherry' gives us numerous variations on what Gamaché’s dramatic arc illustrates, regarding how we best sing the song of ourselves when we can liberate our feelings and fly." -Mike Fischer -MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
"Hence the consistent coloratura in Gamaché’s numbers, reflecting all those irrepressible feelings that can’t be corralled into a straight vocal line." -Mike Fischer - MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
"The 1968 opera itself sounds a bit like warmed-over Shostakovich, but it is effective enough especially when interpreted by a soprano such as Kaleigh Rae Gamaché, who created an endless variety of tone and characterization. This was a tour de force - a grown woman playing a fourteen year old girl without any condescension or over-simplifying - wholly believable." - THE NATION
"The opening night was so packed that extra chairs were brought in, making the aisles hard to negotiate. Sponsored by the German and Israeli Embassies, this was an intense production that moved its audience, some of them to tears." - THE NATION
"Kaleigh Rae Gamaché handles the leaps and precisely tuned giggles with great dexterity." - MILWAUKEE MAGAZINE
"Gamaché, singing effortlessly in the stratosphere—while portraying the roles of maid, confidante, waitress, and mistress—maintained a sassy and libidinous stage presence. She plucked pitches from thin air, sang with easy production, and frolicked, slunk, and served in her various guises with convincing aplomb." - URBAN MILWAUKEE
"There was an impressive performance from Kaleigh Rae Gamaché...who produced a strikingly pure-toned freshness in the roles of Apsara and the Queen of Kashi." -Michael Proudfoot - OPERA
"...and one sassy and svelte maid Serena, played to perfection by Kaleigh Rae Gamaché." -BROADWAYWORLD.COM
"MacMillan and Gamaché...will be future stars to watch in the increasingly difficult career of musical theater and opera." - BROADWAYWORLD.COM
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