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Rebecca Evans



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 regularly 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. In the 2015/16 Season she returns to sing Nella.

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 with Charles 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, and is a passionate 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.