Rebecca 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’, a new opera commissioned by the Royal Opera House to inaugurate the opening of the its new production facility in Purfleet. It was this experience that confirmed 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 September 2017, she will return to the College to take up her place on the Master of Performance programme, and will continue her vocal training under the tutelage of Dinah Harris, with whom she has studied since 2015.
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 July 2017, Rebecca will be understudying the role of Adina in L’elisir d’amore at the New Generation Festival in Florence. In 2016, Rebecca became the Essex Young Musician of the Year.