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About Rebecca


Born in Mid Wales, Mezzo-soprano Rebecca studied at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama & The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) where she was awarded the Independent Opera Scholarship, The WCOM Allcard Award, The MBF Sybil Tutton Award and became a Samling Scholar. She continues to study privately with John Evans in London.

Whilst at RCS, she sang Cherubino LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Componist ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Rostov State Theatre), La Muse/Nicklausse LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN, Maria Akhrossimova WAR AND PEACE & scenes from Varvara KATYA KABANOVA for Scottish Opera Education. Rebecca also made her debut at The BBC Proms in SERENADE TO MUSIC Vaughan Williams, conducted by Donald Runnicles with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Rebecca became a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist for her first season, 2010/2011, making her professional debut in the title role of CARMEN on tour , Fox CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, Resi INTERMEZZO and Countess Ceprano/Maddalena (cover) RIGOLETTO.

Her engagements for 2011/2012 included Mad Margaret (cover) RUDDIGORE for Opera North and Hansel (cover) HANSEL UND GRETEL for Scottish Opera. She returned to Opera North to cover Julie CAROUSEL and make her debut with the company at The Edinburgh International Festival 2012 as Chambermaid/ Kristina (cover) in THE MAKROPULOS CASE.

Following her company & role debut as  Countess Geschwitz LULU for Welsh National Opera, she returned  for 2013-2014 as an Associate Artist, singing the roles of Anna Kennedy MARIA STUARDA, Sara Duchess of Nottingham ROBERTO DEVEREUX (cover), Flora LA TRAVIATA, 4th Naked Virgin/Sick Woman MOSES UND ARON (including performances at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden) and Fenena NABUCCO (cover).

Concert engagements include Verdi REQUIEM at St David’s Cathedral Festival with Daniel Cook,  Ravel SHÉHÉRAZADE  for The Sinfonia of Leeds with Anthony Kraus, Handel SOLOMON for The Oxford Bach Choir with Nicholas Cleobury,  Verdi REQUIEM with City of Glasgow Chorus and Mozart  MASS IN C MINOR for Nottingham Festival Chorus; Handel MESSIAH The Usher Hall,  Mozart REQUIEM with The London Mozart Players,  Haydn NELSON MASS for St. Alban’s Choral Society 70th Anniversary Season and Mahler 2nd SYMPHONY at Bridgewater Hall,  Manchester.

Engagements in 2015/2016 included  Louhi SWANHUNTER for Opera North, Olga EUGENE ONEGIN for Grange Park Opera, Kunstgewerblerin & Countess Geschwitz (cover) LULU for Teatro Communale, Bolzano and a return to Welsh National Opera as Beggar Woman SWEENEY TODD & Lola & Santuzza (cover) CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA. Concerts included Verdi REQUIEM in Birmingham Town Hall & Colchester, Elgar DREAM OF GERONTIUS for Hertford Choral Society and with The Philharmonia at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham; ELIJAH for Aberdeen Choral Society & Milford Haven Music Festival, a return to St Alban’s Choral Society with George Vass for Beethoven MASS IN C and an Opera Gala for Bath International Festival.

Engagements in 2016/2017 include SUMMER CLASSICS with the CBSO at Symphony Hall, a recording of MESSIAH with the BBC Singers & Norwegian Wind Ensemble (Resonus Classics September 2017 release), ELIJAH at Birmingham Town Hall & Cadogan Hall, A CHILD OF OUR TIME in Colchester, a concert tour of Bach WEIHNACHTSORATORIUM with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble in Norway,  Beethoven 9th SYMPHONY with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Suzuki MADAMA BUTTERFLY with Welsh National Opera and on tour to the recently opened Dubai Opera House.

Rebecca will be appearing this summer at St. Magnus International Festival, Orkney, Fishguard International Music Festival and Presteigne Music Festival in a wide range of repertoire.

 

 

For a concert programme biography, please contact aisling.ocarroll@hazardchase.co.uk