Praised for her “sumptuous lyricism” (Operawire), soprano Rebecca Richardson is known for interpreting a wide range of classical works, from early opera to world premieres. She has performed across the U.S. as well as in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Australia. Additionally, she's had the pleasure of singing in such notable establishments as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Sydney Opera House.
Rebecca recently made several role debuts, including Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro and Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring. Continuing in her affinity for new music, she also recently created the roles of Lee Miller/ The Jazz Singer in Tabula Rasa (Jarrar/ Goodwin), Princess Talia in Mother Goose (Jarrar), and Mae Bornstein in The Silk City (Santelli). Past singing highlights include Manon in Manon, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Magda in La Rondine, Pamina and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni.
Beyond the sphere of operatic repertoire, Rebecca is a sought-after recitalist. Additionally, she has sung significant concert works and in early music ensembles extensively, such as Bach’s Cantata BWV 120, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Fauré’s Requiem. Most recently, Rebecca self-produced and sang a concert called, Will Sing for Wine… Live!, featuring a program of “old world” art songs and arias paired with wines from France, Italy, and Spain.
Rebecca earned her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Music (Voice Emphasis) from Pepperdine University, where she was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society.
Mother Goose (World Premiere)
"Soprano Rebecca Richardson brought her sumptuous lyricism to Princess Talia/Sleeping Beauty. Whenever the title 'princess' precedes a character’s name, it’s easy to believe that what will come out when it’s time to sing will have a certain weightless quality, but Richardson breaks that notion in half with her sturdy richness."