London Time is a character in Bull Pin University, our new comic series set to launch next fall. She's an engineering major on campus and plays a vital role in the story-line of Bull Pin. In her free time, she's designing and creating new inventions. Her role has officially been casted by opera soprano performer, Rachel Rivera.
Rachel is from the Portland, Maine area, has just received her Bachelor's of Music performance from the University of Southern Maine. She is currently a student of Scott Wheatley, and has been taking voice lessons for seven years. Miss Rivera had been in choir for twelve years and was most recently apart of the USM Chamber singers. She has been in four professional operas: Opera Maine’s production of Hansel and Gretel as part of the children’s chorus, Opera Maine’s production of Tosca as part of the adult chorus, Opera Maine’s production of Carmen as part of the adult chorus, and Opera Maine’s production of La Traviata as part of the chorus. She will be apart of Opera Maine’s production of The Magic Flute this coming summer as well. Furthermore, Miss Rivera was in a professional musical with the Ogunquit Playhouse in The Hunchback of Notre Dame as part of the chorus and her voice was featured in a NYC puppeteer play The Architecture of Great Cathedrals.
Her freshman year of college, Rachel Rivera sung the title role in Amahl and the Night Visitors in The Hartt School’s production. At USM Rachel Rivera was Anne Page in a scene from The Merry Wives of Windsor and the understudy of Anne Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mercedes from Carmen in the card trio scene, and Susanna from The Marriage of Figaro in a trio scene. Miss Rivera had a full length junior recital on May 5th, 2018 and her full length senior recital on May 4th, 2019. She attended the Bel Canto in Tuscany three-week long intensive in August, 2018 and sang as Susanna in the Count, Basilio and Susanna trio from The Marriage of Figaro.
Rachel Rivera has also done some local theater work and was in the Freeport Players production of The Mikado as a main chorus role in which she had two solos, she was part of the Radio Show in which she starred in two of the scenes as Jane from the Dick and Jane sketches. Along with being in many productions over the years, Miss Rivera received second place in state NATS division IV, won the talent award in the Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant in 2017, and was awarded the Rising Star award at The Minuetto Music Festival, June 2018.
Now that she has graduated, Miss Rivera will be heading to Vienna, Austria at the end of August for a twelve week language intensive at Actilingua to learn German and study voice at the Vienna Conservatory."
Read more about Bull Pin University and London Time at bullpin.org today!