Rachel is a musical theatre and classical crossover performer from Malta. She completed her Masters in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting in the UK and was Head of Music at Masquerade School for the Performing Arts (2012-2015). She also graduated with a Psychology (Hons.). Degree from the University of Malta.
2019 saw Rachel performing among West End and Broadway stars Kerry Ellis, Adam Pascal and Judy Kuhn in The Best of... Rock Musicals concerts, which were hosted by Sir Tim Rice and were held at the Eventim Apollo, London, in aid of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. The year of 2019 also saw Rachel playing the role of Grizabella in Hoi Polloi's CATS (Malta Premiere). Rachel also recently played the role of Mary Magdalene in Teatru Astra's Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Hugh Wooldridge in Gozo. Wooldridge said, "Rachel brings world-class performing experience to the role and has one of the most beautiful and pure voices I have heard." (Times of Malta).
Rachel has played the iconic role of Maria in The Sound of Music at the MCC, Malta (Grapevine Music). Andre Delicata, for The Times of Malta, wrote, "Maria, played by the wonderful Rachel Fabri - whose clear, pure tones certainly do justice to the character - which is no easy task, as the Julie Andrews comparison is inevitable. However, Fabri made the role Maria her very own.."
Rachel often performs in the UK, most recently at the House of Broadway show at the Zedel, Piccadilly Circus, as well as with her former band mates from All Angels in their December 2018 anniversary concert in London.
In the UK, Rachel formed part of the classical crossover quartet All Angels, with whom she performed at such prestigious venues as Wembley Stadium (Champions League Final 2011) in front of 90,000 live spectators and millions of TV viewers, in front of over 20,000 people at the 02 Arena, Manchester Arena, Sheffield Arena, Birmingham LG Arena, the House of Commons, Guildhall Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall. As part of All Angels, Rachel has frequently performed for the Royal British Legion, the Inspiration Awards and the Salvation Army. They were also guests on BBC’s The One Show, on Channel 4 - in a feature on All Angels - and were guests at the Classic Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall.
The group recorded an EP together called Starlight which they launched at Covent Garden’s Apple Store.
Rachel has performed alongside leading artistes such as Alexandra Burke, Katherine Jenkins, Lesley Garrett, Kim Criswell, Kerry Ellis, Adam Pascal, Judy Kuhn, Emma Hatton, Debbie Kurup, Rob Houchen, Kristina Love, Dionne Bromfield, Tinchy Stryder, Ruth Lorenzo and Dame Shirley Bassey.
Malta Theatre credits include Cathy in The Last Five Years, Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (Masquerade), Regina in Malta's longest running musical Rock of Ages (TAC Theatre), soloist and vocal coach in SYSTEM and Gotta Sing Gotta Dance (Studio 18), Cinderella in Into the Woods (SOPA), Catherine in 1565 The Musical in Concert alongside the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and several lead girl roles in national Christmas pantomimes.
Rachel is often asked to be a guest singer in some of Malta’s most popular concerts. Some of these include Rockestra 2016, HSBC Summer Concert and Movie Spectacular alongside the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, A Night at the Musicals (Mro Paul Abela), Teatru Unplugged and most recently Revamp's Some Enchanted Evening at Robert Samut Hall.. and many more. She is also often asked to sing at the British High Commission's annual event celebrating the Queen's Birthday in Malta.
Rachel may be seen as a lead actress in the music videos IVY for one of Malta's top bands, Airport Impressions as well as in Calling my Name by another top local band The Crowns. She has featured as an actress and singer in the films The Devil’s Double as Abdel Akle, alongside Dominic Cooper and Philip Quast, as well as the film Carmen, as Rena, alongside Natascha Mcelhone. Rachel often records voice overs for radio advertisements and may also be seen on a few different local TV and online advertisements, such as the popular Air Malta advertisement.
UK Theatre Credits include Persephone in Persephone (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Cassie in Make Believe (Henley Festival), Young Girl in Anything Goes (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford), Cockney Girl in Me and My Girl (London Palladium) and Guest Soloist in Beyond the Barricade UK TOUR. At GSA: Polly Browne in The Boyfriend, Oolie in City of Angels and Rachel in When Midnight Strikes among others.
Rachel's solo album Forever Yours was released by means of successful launch concerts both in Malta as well as at The Pheasantry in London. The album, as well as the launch concerts, received excellent reviews.
Christina Lejman, for The Times of Malta: "Both the event and the album it celebrated were well-executed and chock-full of talent." The album, as well as Rachel's singles (cover songs and originals), including 'Don't You (Forget About Me), 'Nella Fantasia', 'Home', 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'Oh Holy Night', originals 'Let You Go' and the spiritual 'Human Too' and more... are all
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