Rachel Blumenthal was appointed acting flute/piccolo of the Lyric Opera Orchestra in 2022. She joins the Lyric from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, where she served as acting utility flute during the 2021–22 season.
Blumenthal spends her summers performing with The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, where she’s served as second flute/piccolo since 2019. Previously, she was a member of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Des Moines Symphony, and she spent many years performing with the Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Philharmonic, and many other ensembles as a freelance Chicago musician.
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