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Cast change: Rebecca Evans to sing in Le nozze di Figaro

Welsh soprano to replace Sally Matthews in the role of Countess Almaviva.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

14 October 2013 at 4.29pm | 2 Comments

As British soprano Sally Matthews will now be singing the role of Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Welsh soprano Rebecca Evans will sing the role of Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.

Rebecca returns to The Royal Opera to sing the role of Countess Almaviva for the first time with the Company. She made her Royal Opera debut in 1997 and also sang Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with the Company in 1998. Since then, she has sung many roles for The Royal Opera including Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Mimì in La bohème and Nella in Gianni Schicchi. She has previously sung Countess Almaviva with Welsh National Opera. Rebecca has sung extensively in Europe, and in America where her roles have included Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Zerlina in Don Giovanni for the Metropolitan Opera, New York; and Adina in L’elisir d’amore for San Francisco Opera.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

14 October 2013 at 4.29pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by David McVicar, Le nozze di Figaro, Production, Rebecca Evans

This article has 2 comments

  1. Gilbert Hall responded on 10 May 2014 at 9:14pm Reply

    A British soprano is being replaced by a Welsh one? That means they're both British, yes?

    Elsewhere on the ROH site I read that David Syrus, Timothy Robinson and Simon Keenlyside are all British but that Bryn Terfel is Welsh.

    I'm a Londoner myself.

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 12 May 2014 at 11:08am

      Dear Gilbert

      I know that the inconsistency must seem odd, but we abide by the singer's preference when listing their nationality.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

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