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Madam Butterfly for Welsh National Opera 2017

Should you wish to purchase tickets to see Madam Butterfly, in which Rebecca will play Suzuki at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff or on tour in 2017 between February & June, please follow the link below for more details. You can also follow our progress on Twitter using #WNOButterfly

Madam Butterfly Welsh National Opera

Bach Weihnachtsoratorium with The Norwegian Wind Ensemble

Rebecca is looking forward to the first concert tonight, in Immanuel’s Kirke, Halden together with The Norwegian Wind Ensemble, led from the harpsichord by Steven Devine.

Halden 01.12.16

Handel’s Messiah in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire

The Marches Choir & Marches Sinfonia will perform Handel’s Messiah

Rebecca looks forward to singing on Saturday 26th November together with soloists Sarah Westwood, Matthew Sandy & Nicholas Morris.

Handel’s masterpiece includes the uplifting choruses For unto us a Child is born, Hallelujah and Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, resulting in some of his most inspirational music.

The Marches Sinfonia will be led by Julia Hargreaves & conducted by Alistair Auld.  

The concert starts at 7.00pm. Tickets are £10 (children and students free) from 01588 650448 or at the door.

St John’s Church, Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5AF

Together with Stevie Gould, Rebecca getting ready backstage as Flora in WNO McVicar production of La Traviata 

Photo credit: D. Massey 2014


News for 2016/2017 season

Rebecca is looking forward to a season of making exciting new connections with companies both home and away. She will be working on William Kentridge’s highly acclaimed production of LULU at English National Opera this autumn as Designer (cover) before making a return to Colchester for Tippett’s A CHILD OF OUR TIME in November. An early celebration of Christmas will then begin with her live debut with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble for four performances of Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO in Norway at the beginning of Advent. This follows her recent recording of Handel’s MESSIAH with them, together with the BBC Singers, due to be released in 2017. In the new year, she will be delighted to return to Welsh National Opera to make her role debut as Suzuki in MADAM BUTTERFLY which will open in Cardiff, tour to Dubai and WNO’s UK venues, which can be found by following this link Butterfly UK tour tickets & details

Mascagni: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Welsh National Opera)

“David Kempster [is] solid as Alfio, though for all-round excellence one must turn to Rebecca Afonwy-Jones’s butter-wouldn’t-melt Lola and Anne-Marie Owens’s fraught Mamma Lucia.”
George Hall, The Stage (May 2016)

Summer Classics – Debut this week with The CBSO

Rebecca looks forward to joining The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for their Summer Classics concerts, conducted by Robert Ziegler. The programme will include popular music from Carmen, The Barber of Seville, Peer Gynt & The Nutcracker.

On Friday 15th July, she will perform with them at The Forum, Malvern & on Friday 22nd July at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

For more details and tickets, please follow the links