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Julian Philips: Looking West / Nova Music Opera at Ryedale Festival 2022

“St Bega was cleanly, smoothly and spiritually sung by the mezzo Rebecca Afonwy-Jones…”


Dorabella: Così fan tutte / Saffron Opera Group 2022

“Rebecca Afonwy-Jones’ lovely mezzo has depth without darkness, and its warmth made her Dorabella a good foil to her more complicated sister.”


Kerstin: Juliana / Resonus Classics CD 2022

“Rebecca Afonwy-Jones is convincing as the jilted Kerstin…”


“…Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, who reprises the role she created as the jilted and sidelined housekeeper, Kerstin, with biting aplomb.”


“The recording displays young singers of exceptional accomplishment who are a delight to listen to. As Kerstin, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones inhabits her role with a remarkable interiority, her sumptuous mezzo conveying a great deal through subtle variations of timbre. She is the beating heart of the performance.”


Dardano: Amadigi / English Touring Opera 2021

“Rebecca Afonwy-Jones as the spurned Dardano…sang and acted with dignity and conviction.”


“Afonwy-Jones, dark voiced and implacable does fine things with the anguished ‘Pena tiranna,’ one of Handel’s greatest arias.”

The Guardian

“Rebecca Afonwy-Jones is a bluff, appealing Dardano, relishing the opera’s knockout aria ‘Pena tiranna.’”


“Dardano, is a breeches role, sung by mezzo Rebecca Afonwy-Jones with some amazing low notes which have a lovely timbre.”


“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…”


“Rebecca Afonwy-Jones brings terrific energy to the role of Dardano and, aided by a sombre but beautiful bassoon obligato, movingly communicates his embittered acceptance that Oriana will not be his.”

Opera Today