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Rebecca Evans

Soprano

Biography

Rebecca Evans in action.
Rebecca Evans in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mark Douet, 2014

Welsh soprano Rebecca Evans made her Royal Opera House debut in 1993, singing Ines (La Favorita for Welsh National Opera. She made her Royal Opera debut in 1997 as First Shining One (The Pilgrim's Progress) and has since returned to sing roles including Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Mimì (La bohème), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Despina (Così fan tutte), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Nannetta (Falstaff) and the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) for The Royal Opera.

Evans was born in Pontrhydhyfen in South Wales. She originally trained to be a nurse before being advised by Bryn Terfel to study at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She appears regularly with Welsh National Opera and sings with opera companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Lyric Opera Chicago, English National Opera and the Bavarian State Opera. She has recorded prolifically, and in 2008 her recording of Hänsel und Gretel under Mackerras received a Grammy award. She appears regularly in concert, including at the BBC Proms, and has been on the jury for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Her repertory includes many Handel and Mozart soprano roles, Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Mimì, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) and the Governess (The Turn of the Screw).

Evans currently lives in Penarth, South Wales. She is passionate about coaching young singers and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She is Vice President of the Welsh homelessness charity Shelter Cymru. In her spare time she is a passionate cook and advocate of the Welsh language.

News and features

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

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

14 October 2013

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

Photos

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva and Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva and Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva and Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mark Douet, 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva and Anna Bonitatibus as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva and Camilla Tilling as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Nella, Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi and Marie McLaughlin as La Ciesca in Gianni Schicci © ROH / Bill Cooper 2011

Rebecca Evans as Nella, Alan Oke as Gherardo, Francesco Demuro as Rinuccio, Robert Poulton as Marco, Elena Zilio as Zita, Gwynne Howell as Simone, Marie McLaughlin as La Ciesca and Jeremy White as Betto Di Signa in Gianni Schicchi © ROH / Bill Cooper 2011

Maria Bengtsson as Fiordiligi, Pavol Breslik as Ferrando, Rebecca Evans as Despina, Jurgita Adamonytė as Dorabella and Stéphane Degout as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte © Mike Hoban / ROH 2010

Rebecca Evans in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera © ROH/Johan Persson, 2007

Rebecca Evans