Cast change: Rebecca Evans to sing in Le nozze di Figaro
Welsh soprano to replace Sally Matthews in the role of Countess Almaviva.
14 October 2013 at 4.29pm | Comment on this article
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.