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Rebecca Afonwy-Jones

Rebecca began her career at Scottish Opera, in the title role of Carmen. Following her Welsh National Opera debut as Countess Geschwitz in Lulu, notable highlights included Flora La Traviata, Anna Kennedy Maria Stuarda at The Royal Opera House, Oman, Suzuki Madama Butterfly at Dubai Opera & for Festival Opera, New Zealand and Eine Kranke Moses und Aron at Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

Rebecca’s recent operatic work includes Wellgunde Das Rheingold for Longborough Festival Opera, Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus for West Green House Opera and the world premiere of Joseph Phibbs’ Juliana at Cheltenham Festival.

Concert highlights include the British premiere of Mendelssohn’s realisation of Handel’s Israel in Egypt at The Three Choirs Festival, Elgar’s Sea Pictures at The North Wales International Music Festival, Dream of Gerontius for The RTÉ, Dublin, Beethoven Ninth Symphony, Mozart Requiem and De Falla El Sombrero De Tres Picos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Artist in Residence at Presteigne Festival and the world premiere of Oliver Tarney’s St. Mark Passion at St. Endellion Festival.

Rebecca also enjoys a close partnership with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, with whom she has sung Bach Weihnachtsoratorium, Mozart Requiem and recorded Handel’s Messiah, conducted by David Hill.

Performances in 19/20 season included Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Project. Owing to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the following engagements were variously cancelled or postponed: Macmillan Stabat Mater & Haydn Nelson Mass for St. Endellion Festival, 3. Lesni Zinky/ Nymph Rusalka for Garsington Opera & at The Edinburgh International Festival, Mulier Samaritana Mahler 8th Symphony Bridgewater Hall, Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia St. John’s Waterloo and Judith Weir’s King Harald’s Saga & Janáček The Diary of One Who Vanished at The Presteigne Festival.