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Juliana: New Release Today – Joseph Phibbs’ new opera

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During lockdown in March 2021, Rebecca was delighted to join her esteemed colleagues at Nova Music Opera to record Juliana with Resonus Classics at SJE Arts, Oxford. Despite the many hurdles, the team had a wonderful time creating a great record of Joseph Phibbs’ and Laurie Slade’s amazing reinterpretation of  the much performed Miss Julie by August Strindberg. Since the project began in 2017, Rebecca has been on board and is delighted to appear in this release today, her third disc with Resonus Classics. Warmest thanks to everyone involved, but particularly to Conductor George Vass and Adam Binks at Resonus.

Details on how to purchase Juliana may be found here

 

 

World Premiere News for 2022

From today, you can hear all about the mounting excitement surrounding Jonathan Finney’s new opera A Kind Man. Dame Susan Hill’s novella has been used as its source material, in which Rebecca will be playing the role of Eve.

Do follow this link www.akindman.co.uk to hear a brand new excerpt and to join the mailing list so you can be a part of our unfolding story prior to the world premiere in London in June 2022.

Further details coming soon…

Opera Magazine review for ETO Amadigi

Reviewing English Touring Opera’s AMADIGI for this month’s Opera Magazine Hugh Canning writes,

“Rebecca Afonwy-Jones sang a lush account of ‘Pena tiranna;” her fruity mezzo is the kind of voice that would have been preferred for the alto lead at the beginning of the English Händel renaissance.

Below : Rebecca as Dardano in Act 3 of Handel’s Amadigi for English Touring Opera

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Rebecca will join English Touring Opera for Handel’s Amadigi this Autumn

Rebecca is delighted to be joining the cast of Handel’s Amadigi in the role of Dardano, to open the Autumn season of English Touring Opera at The Hackney Empire on Friday 1st October.

Watch this space for further dates and information…

More details can be found by following this link

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