Short Biography – Summer 2021
Rebecca studied at The Guildhall School of Music, London and graduated with her Masters degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2010 with distinction. She began her career at Scottish Opera, in the title role of Carmen on tour, subsequently making her company debut for Opera North at The Edinburgh International Festival in 2012.
In 2013, Rebecca made her debut for Welsh National Opera as Countess Geschwitz in Lulu and was invited to remain with the company as their Associate Artist, returning as a guest in their acclaimed Elijah Moshinsky production of Cavalleria Rusticana. She has made notable debuts for Grange Park Opera, Festival Opera New Zealand and in The Longborough Festival Der Ring des Nibelungen as Wellgunde, which will culminate in 2024.
Other engagements include the world première of Joseph Phibbs’ Juliana at Cheltenham Festival, the British première of Mendelssohn’s realisation of Handel’s Israel in Egypt at Three Choirs Festival, Dream of Gerontius for The RTÉ and De Falla El Sombrero De Tres Picos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rebecca has been Artist in Residence at Presteigne Festival and appeared in the world première of Oliver Tarney’s St. Mark Passion at St. Endellion Festival. She enjoys a close partnership with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, with whom she has recorded Handel’s Messiah, conducted by David Hill for Resonus Classics. Rebecca has also recorded a special commission by Judith Weir entitled Sleeping-Mat Ballad. She performs regularly for JAM on The Marsh Festival, most recently in virtual recital broadcast with pianist Anna Tilbrook.
Rebecca will be appearing this season with Mid Wales Opera in a small scale concert series in Presteigne, Rhayader and Narberth, for New Chamber Opera in Galuppi’s La Diavolessa, and at JAM on The Marsh Festival 2021 at St. Leonard’s, Hythe in Kent. Resonus Classics recently released a disc on which Rebecca features in the world premiere recording of Hugh Wood Beginnings, conducted by George Vass, together with works by David Matthews & Martin Butler.
Further details will appear soon for the Autumn 2021 tour of Handel’s Amadigi with English Touring Opera www.englishtouringopera.org.uk in which Rebecca will play the