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Rebecca Van Den Berg

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C O N T A C T

"Rebecca van den Berg was the star of the show, with dramatic and vocal depth as she showed in her big aria…"

La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Opera Magazine

"Rebecca van den Berg had much spark and charm as Nanetta"

Opera Now

B I O G R A P H Y

Rebecca grew up in Rye, on the East Sussex coast and studied singing, graduating with distinction from the GSMD Opera Course. Competition successes include the Susan Longfield Prize (GSMD) and the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Award (GSMD). Rebecca is also proud to be a Britten-Pears Young Artist, an ENOA Artist and to have been a recipient of a Wingate Scholarship and The RPS Susan Chilcott Scholarship. She now studies with Lillian Watson.

 

Operatic roles for Glyndebourne Opera House include Siren in Rinaldo (with a BBC Proms performance) and Daphne in Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphee aux enfers both with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as understudying Despina (Cosi fan tutte) and Norina (Don Pasquale). At ENO she sang the role of Soprano 1 in Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz and understudied Kristina (Makropulos Case, Janacek) Livia (Caligula, Glanert) Creusa (Medea, Charpentier) and various roles in Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress. For The Ryedale Festival Rebecca performed Drusilla (The Coronation of Poppea, Monteverdi) Mid Wales Opera Rebecca performed Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), for Iford Arts the role of Nanetta (Falstaff) and for Opera East Productions she sang Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) and Barbarina (The Marriage of Figaro). Critically acclaimed roles at GSMD include Amine (La rencontre imprevue, Gluck) The nice Caroline (The king goes forth to France, Sallinen) and Fanny (La cambiale di matrimonio, Rossini).

 

Passionate about the song repertoire, Rebecca has performed recitals in the Paxos, Edinburgh, Ryedale and Oxford Lieder Festivals. She opened the New European Opera recital series in Paris and has also performed recitals at Snape Maltings, St James’s Piccadilly, St Martins in the Field and the National Portrait Gallery. As an Oratorio soloist Rebecca works throughout the UK and Europe with notable performances including Mahler 4 at the Linbury Theatre (ROH) with CHROMA, Bach Cantata 202 at the Iford Festival, Handel’s Chandos Anthems in Cambridge Summer Festival and Elgar's Coronation Ode in the Windsor Festival. She has sung the role of the Queen of Sheba in Handel’s Solomon at St James’ Piccadilly and the Creation in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with the Faroese Symphony Orchestra!

 

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