B i o g r a p h y
An international performing artist, Rebecca has most recently performed the title role of Puccini's Suor Angelica with Genesis Opera Theatre in Escondido, California in January of 2020. She sang previously as the Mother in Genesis Opera's inaugural production of Amahl and the Night Visitors of Menotti. Earlier in 2018, she performed with the Temecula Symphony Orchestra as Amneris in the Triumphal Scene from Aida by Verdi, under the direction of Maestro John Mario Di Costanzo. In 2021, Rebecca will be returning to Genesis Opera Theatre to sing a role in the opera Goyescas by Granados. She has been a featured artist at the Etruria Opera Festival in Tarquinia and the Tuscia Opera Festival in Italy from 2009 to 2017 as well as performing recitals and concerts in the US and Southern California area.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Rebecca is active online as a clinician and voice teacher, doing Masterclasses in collaboration with the International Lyric Academy.
In November of 2014, Rebecca organized and performed the title role in the Suor Angelica Project, a fundraiser for the San Diego Opera. This collaboration with the San Diego Symphony and members of the San Diego Opera Chorus raised over $7500 for the Opera, which was in danger of folding.
Rebecca has been a performer with the San Diego Opera and is a former member of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. She is featured on their 1996 release Christmas with the Master Chorale (Pilot Records). Other recordings include Mahler VIII - Symphony of 1000 (Telarc) in the chorus with the late Robert Shaw. Other conductors and coaches Rebecca has worked with include the late Robert Shaw, the late Sir David Willcocks, the late Julius Rudel, Stefano Vignati, Dr. Robert Summer, John Mario DI Costanzo, and Karen Kamensk. Vocal coaches include the late Cesare Rufini, Annetta Monroe, and Michael Sokol.
Since 2009. Rebecca is on the faculty of the International Lyric Academy. In September of 2019, she will be the Music Director for the San Diego Children's Choir Intermediate choir. Rebecca has also sung concerts and recitals in New York City, London, Edinburgh, various cities in Italy, as well as locally here in California and Florida.