English mezzo-soprano Rebecca de Pont Davies made her Royal Opera debut as Old Sister 2 (Babette's Feast) in the Linbury Studio Theatre, and has since sung Schwertleite (Die Walküre) and Second Esquire (Parsifal) on the main stage for The Royal Opera. In 2011 she created the role of Aunt Kaye (Anna Nicole, world premiere), and returns to sing the role for The Royal Opera in the 2014/15 Season.
Davies was born in London and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was a Company Artist for English National Opera, where her roles included Ottavia (The Coronation of Poppea), Ulrica (A Masked Ball), Mistress Quickly (Falstaff), Annina (Der Rosenkavalier), Theatre Dresser/Schoolboy/Groom (Lulu) and Mrs Sedley (Peter Grimes). She has since returned to ENO to sing Auntie (Peter Grimes) and Bronka (The Passenger). Davies’s other appearances have included Auntie for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mother (Wagner Dream) for Netherlands Opera and Welsh National Opera, Witch (Hänsel und Gretel) and Herodias (Salome) in Bielefeld, Mrs Sedley for Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande) in Essen, Jack’s Mother (Into the Woods) and Beggar Woman (Sweeney Todd) for Théâtre du Châtelet and Klytämnestra (Elektra) for Opera North.
Davies’s performances in concert include Weir’s Consolations of Scholarship with Lontano, De Falla’s El Amor Brujo and Siete canciones populares españolos with the Symphony Nova Scotia and further performances with London Sinfonietta, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia.