Following her last visit to BBC Radio 3 In Tune, you can hear excerpts here from her live, unedited performance, accompanied by Timothy End at the piano.
Rehearsals are underway for Longborough Festival Opera’s Ring Cycle, beginning with Das Rheingold opening on June 5th. Together with her fellow Rheinmaidens, Mari Wyn Williams and Katie Stevenson, Rebecca is thrilled to make her debut at Longborough Festival Opera, conducted by Anthony Negus and directed by Amy Lane.
Later in June, Rebecca looks forward to rehearsals for Die Fledermaus with the dynamic artistic partnership of Richard Studer and Jon Lyness for West Green House Opera, together with wonderful colleagues including Stephanie Corley, Peter van Hulle, Ben Bevan and Galina Averina.
In the latest edition of Gramophone Magazine, Rebecca features in the review of Resonus Classics’ release of Handel’s Messiah, conducted by David Hill, with The Norwegian Wind Ensemble and The BBC Singers.
…Rebecca Afonwy-Jones gradually warms to her task with a touchingly open-hearted simplicity in ‘He shall feed his flock’ and a finely honed reading of ‘He was despised’.
Jonathan Freeman-Atwood, Gramophone magazine, February 2019
This link will take you to He was despised
Here’s to a very Happy New Year and all good wishes for 2019.
Rebecca looks forward to returning to work again with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra this Spring and making her debut with Longborough Festival Opera as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold, at the beginning of a new Ring journey. All details of forthcoming performances may be found on the diary page.
Just in case you are looking for a new Messiah to add to your collection this festive season, a brand new realisation arranged by Stian Aareskjold (Norwegian Wind Ensemble) will be released this Friday 30th November on Resonus Classics.
By following this link, Messiah you can listen to track samples, until it goes live, after which you will be able to stream, download or buy direct from Resonus.
Rebecca looks forward to the release, together with her colleagues Susanna Hurrell (soprano), Samuel Boden (tenor), James Platt (bass), The Norwegian Wind Ensemble, BBC Singers & David Hill (conductor), who recorded together at the award winning performance space, Saffron Hall in Essex.
Bidding a fond farewell to two beautiful dresses & many wonderful colleagues on and off the stage tonight after seventeen shows as Flora Bervoix #WNOTraviata
Toi toi toi
Rebecca had a wonderfully warm welcome back to the BBC In Tune studio this week.
For the next 27 days, you can catch up online with BBC Radio 3 In Tune, presented by Sean Rafferty on Thursday 11th October. Together with pianist Timothy End, Rebecca opened the programme, discussing her performances for Nova Music Opera on Sunday 21st October in the London premiere of Juliana and the ongoing tour of La Traviata with Welsh National Opera, singing a total of four items which you can hear again by following the link below.