ABOUT REBECCA

Biography

Rebecca is an accompished performer of opera, oratorio and art song. She was twelve years old when she began to develop an interest in singing. At the age of fifteen, she had the opportunity to take a small principal role in ‘Ludd and Isis’, an opera commissioned by the Royal Opera House to inaugurate the opening of its new production facility in Purfleet in Essex. It was this experience that sparked her ambition to become an opera singer. At seventeen, she auditioned successfully for entry to the Royal College of Music’s undergraduate programme, graduating in July 2017 with a first-class honours degree. In June 2018, she acquired her Masters Diploma in Performance.

In March 2017, under the baton of Dr George Burrows of Portsmouth University, Rebecca took part in the recreation of an 1812 performance of Messiah that featured the diva Angelica Catalani. Rebecca reproduced Catalani’s contribution to that performance. In March 2015, she performed the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus with Chelmsford City Opera. In September 2015, she performed the roles of Pepik in The Cunning Little Vixen and Cathleen in Riders to the Sea, both with British Youth Opera. She is also an experienced recitalist. Since 2012, she has performed annually at the Coopers’ Livery Company banquet, held at Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor of London. She is also a regular performer at other livery company events held in the City of London.

Rebecca has also participated in masterclasses conducted by artists such as Jonathan Lemalu, Mhairi Lawson and Mark Tucker. In 2016, Rebecca became the Essex Young Musician of the Year and, in 2018, she was the winner of the prestigious Freda Parry Classical Singing Scholarship.

Past Performances

2018

Covered the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni (New Generation Festival, Florence)

Soloist in Otče náš by Janáček (University of Portsmouth)

Marie in Zar und Zimmerman by Humperdinck (RCM Opera Scenes)

Soloist in Messiah  (Worcester College, Oxford)

Norina in Don Pasquale (RCM Opera Scenes)

2017

Covered the role of Adina in L’elisir d’amore (New Generation Festival, Florence)

Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck (RCM Opera Scenes)

Soloist in Messiah  (University of Portsmouth)

Theodora in Theodora by Handel (RCM Opera Scenes)

2016

Scenes from Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, L’elisir d’amore and La bohème (British Youth Opera Gala at the Italian ambassador’s residence)

Lieder by Hugo Wolf (RCM Wolf-Mörike concert directed by Roger Vignoles)

Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare in Egitto by Handel (RCM Opera Scenes)

2015

Scenes from Die Fledermaus (British Youth Opera gala with Felicity Lott)

Solist in Requiem by Fauré  (The Brandenburg Festival, London)

Pepik in The Cunning Little Vixen (British Youth Opera)

Cathleen in Riders to the Sea (British Youth Opera)

Adele in Die Fledermaus (Chelmsford City Opera)

2010

Upper River Nymph in Ludd and  Isis (Royal Opera House, Thurrock)

CALENDAR 2018–2019

2
DEC

Holy Trinity, Gosport

Boulanger

Soir sur la plaine

Bruch

Jubilate amen

Mozart

Laudate Dominum

Dr George Burrows, Conductor
Anthony Groves, piano and organ

University of Portsmouth Choir
University of Portsmouth Student Chorus

 

2
MAR

TBA, Southend-on-Sea

FREDA PARRY SCHOLARSHIP

Prizewinner’s Concert

 

 

23
MAR

St John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth

Mozart

Solemn Vespers

HAYDN

NELSON MASS

Dr George Burrows, Conductor

University of Portsmouth Choir
Solent Symphony Orchestra

Audio

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G. F. Handel

Tornami a vagheggiar

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V. Bellini

Eccomi … O quante volte

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Jonathan Dove

The Controller’s Aria

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