Rebecca Bottone soprano
Born in Bedfordshire, Rebecca Bottone recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. Already her ability to bring to life roles across the widest repertoire has met with considerable acclaim, and her baroque — and particularly Handelian — performances have received especial praise.
Rebecca’s operatic career has seen her working with conductors including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Richard Hickox and Marc Minkowski. She has appeared at English National Opera in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers and Ligeti’s Grand Macabre; at the Royal Opera House in the world première of Birtwistle’s Minotaur and in Thomas Arne’s Artaxerxes; and in a wide range of roles for English Touring Opera and the Classical Opera Company. Rebecca appears on disc in Britten’s Albert Herring, and on television in BBC Two’s documentary The Genius of Beethoven with the English Chamber Orchestra. Recently she created the role of the Maid in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna at the Manchester International Festival, and performed in Sweeney Todd for Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris and in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Garsington Opera.
Rebecca’s concert appearances are no less diverse, and include Charmeuse in Massenet’s Thais conducted by Christoph Eschenbach; Adès’ Five Eliot Landscapes for Radio France; a selection of Handel’s arias with The King’s Consort at Wigmore Hall; and JS Bach’s St John Passion with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi at the Teatro degli Archimboldi. At the Edinburgh Festival she has sung Rossini’s Adelaide di Borgogna with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, which was recorded for Opera Rara; Beethoven’s C Minor Mass and ‘Christ on the Mount of Olives’ with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by David Robertson; and Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Stéphane Denève.
She has also sung the role of Cleone in Rossini’s Ermione at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under David Parry, and Haydn’s The Creation with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra under Paul McCreesh.
Rebecca Bottone's past performances