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Review in Opera Magazine for Hansel & Gretel with Mid Wales Opera this Spring

Reviewing Mid Wales Opera’s Hansel and Gretel for Opera, Rian Evans writes,

“Rebecca Afonwy-Jones as the Mother gave a portrayal that was often richly characterised as well as rich-sounding. Her transformation into the Witch was as strong a contrast as could be…”

Opera Magazine May 2023

Image: Matthew Williams-Ellis for Mid Wales Opera

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones as The Witch in Hansel & Gretel

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones made much of the tiny role of the Countess Ceprano. She has a ravishingly burnished voice that made her one little song a highlight of the evening.

Neil Jones, Opera Now

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, who had earlier demonstrated the rich power of her mezzo range, was here full of wide-eyed eroticism in these explorations of love as a novelty full of unexpected delights. (Chansons de Bilitis)








“Rebecca Afonwy-Jones’ Carmen was both dark and manipulative, with enough seductive fruitiness in her voice to sustain complete plausibility”