About Rebecca

An honours graduate of the Royal College of Music, Rebecca is an accomplished performer of opera, scared music and art song. At the age of fifteen, she had the opportunity to take a small principal role in Ludd and Isis, an opera by Stephen Taylor and Richard Plaice, 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.

In September 2020, Rebecca created the role of Eve in the Tête à Tête opera company’s production of A&E, a new contemporary opera by Muelas+Ward. In 2018 she created the role of Lucy in Sophie Sparkes’ Our Perfect Child.

She has prepared the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Adina in L’elisir d’amore with the New Generation Festival company in Florence. 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. She has also performed the roles of Adele in Die Fledermaus with Chelmsford City Opera, as well as Pepik in The Cunning Little Vixen and Cathleen in Riders to the Sea, both with British Youth Opera.

She has also performed excerpts from the roles of Norina in Don Pasquale, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Theodora in Theodora, Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice and Marie in Zar und Zimmermann

Rebecca is an experienced recitalist, with a particular interest in Lieder and Spanish song. She has participated in masterclasses conducted by artists such as Jonathan Lemalu, Roger Vignoles and Mhairi Lawson.

Since 2012, Rebecca 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.

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.

Rebecca Silverman