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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

Bath International Music Festival 2016


Together with Miriam Murphy (soprano) & Hector Sandoval (tenor), Rebecca will be making her debut at Bath International Music Festival on Wednesday 25th May 2016, conducted by Jason Thornton.

Further details may be found at

Buon Anno from Teatro Communale, Bolzano


Together with an international cast, Rebecca is playing the Künstgewerblerin in Alban Berg’s LULU opening on 15th January. 



Welsh National Opera

Last night, Rebecca was delighted to step in to the rôle of the Beggar Woman in Stephen Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD. She received a warm welcome both front and backstage and thanks her colleagues for a bloodcurdling night at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, making it a hair raising Hallowee’n to remember! Welsh National Opera will continue their tour until 29th November for more details.