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Rebecca Bottone

Soprano

Biography

Rebecca Bottone in action.
Rebecca Bottone as Semira in Artaxerxes, The Royal Opera © ROH/Richard Hubert Smith, 2009

English soprano Rebecca Bottone made her Royal Opera debut in 2008 as First Innocent (The Minotaur, world premiere) and has since returned to sing Maid (Powder Her Face), Semira (Artaxerxes) and First Niece (Peter Grimes) for The Royal Opera, Michael (Peter Pan) for Welsh National Opera and in Rufus does Rufus with Rufus Wainwright.

Bottone studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Operatic engagements include Blonde (Die Entfürung aus dem Serail) for Scottish Opera and for the Aix-en-Provence Festival conducted by Marc Minkowski, Amanda (Le Grand Macabre) for English National Opera, Anne Egerman (A Little Night Music), Johanna (Sweeney Todd) and in The Sound of Music and Carousel for the Théâtre du Châtelet, Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Garsington Opera and Yniold (Pelléas et Mélisande) for Welsh National Opera. Her role creations include Cricket and Parrott (Dove’s Pinocchio) for Opera North.

Bottone sings regularly in concert, with such ensembles as Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Gabrieli Consort, the Academy of Ancient Music, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Turin, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Manchester Camerata, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Tonhalle Zürich and with conductors including Stephen Bell, Mark Elder, Christopher Hogwood, Charles Mackerras and Paul McCreesh.

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