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La Diavolessa for New Chamber Opera

Purporting to have devised Opera Buffa as we know it today, Baldassare  Galuppi and his librettist Carlo Goldoni wrote La Diavolessa an 18th century comedy, set in Naples, featuring the usual tales of mistaken identity, summoned spirits and elements of farce. There are three more shows remaining and to find out more about the production, do follow this link for a review by Curtis Rogers.
We’re all delighted to be performing live again, particularly in the beautiful setting of the Warden’s Garden of New College, Oxford.
See Diary page for further dates and details…

Presteigne Premieres album released today on Resonus

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Last August, a truly remarkable feat was accomplished in recording this superb, new album in the midst of a global pandemic – proving that despite constraints, artists and music will always flourish. Certainly,  George Vass, conductor and Artistic Director of Presteigne Festival, together with producer, editor and engineer, Adam Binks found a way and Rebecca is delighted to feature on this release in three songs by Hugh Wood.

Please find further information on all the composers and artists involved and a link to purchase here

Cover photography, featuring the beautiful Welsh Marches by alexramsayphotography


 

Eastertide Concert on Maundy Thursday 1st April 2021 18:30 BST

A Concert for Eastertide

Maundy Thursday 1st April 2021 18:30 BST

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In the spirit of renewal and hope, Rebecca is delighted to share with you details of this forthcoming concert which will be released on the online platform, On Jam TV which has been devised as a new, digital venue.

In the glorious setting of the chapel at Royal Hospital Chelsea, Elinor Rolfe Johnson (soprano), Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo-soprano) and William Vann (organ/piano) present a concert to celebrate Easter, including arias and duets from the most beautiful oratorio repertoire.
For more information, do please follow this live link below:

Press this link for more concert information

New Management

Especially in this Advent season of patient expectation and preparation, Rebecca is delighted to announce new representation by James Black Management in what promises to be an exciting new partnership for the new year and beyond.

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with this live link taking you to the facebook page

For further contact details, go to Rebecca’s Management page

The Rape of Lucretia

 

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Following the postponement of The Rape of Lucretia from March 22nd this year, in which Rebecca would have sung the title role, it was hoped that the production would have been remounted on 29th November. Today, the difficult decision to further postpone has been taken and a new date for Spring 2021 will be announced in due course. Rebecca wishes her colleagues well and looks forward to her debut in the role next year at St. John’s Waterloo, London.

Whenever we are made to part we live
within each other’s heart, both waiting, each wanting…

Detail from Rape of Lucretia by Ludovico Mazzanti

Harvest Festival at Old Radnor

In these continually changing and challenging times, any opportunities to perform live, continue to give salve and hope to all artists who seek to have their voices heard. Rebecca was delighted to be welcomed to St.Stephen’s Church, Old Radnor last week to perform as their soloist for the Harvest Festival. Hope, optimism and  dynamism remain at the centre of all our lives as we navigate through uncharted territory towards our return to the stage and platform.
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Tonight – Recital with Anna Tilbrook #JAMontheMarsh VIRTUAL

Rebecca & Anna are delighted to present their recital with the theme #SolaceinNature from 19:30 tonight and it will be available on the JAM on the Marsh YouTube channel for 30 days from now.
It was recorded ‘as live’ in St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, Kent and we hope that you enjoy our programme of #Elgar #Dove #Dring #Britten
Many thanks indeed for your support and do give a donation if you feel able to support this wonderful and dynamic music charity.