Rebecca Bottone

Rebecca studied at the Royal Academy of Music. She has sung Blonde in Die Entfürung aus dem Serail for the Aix-en-Provence Festival conducted by Minkowski, Hansel and Gretel and Carolina in Il Matrimonio Segreto for Scottish opera, Casilda in The Gondoliers for English National Opera and the Cricket and Parrott in the World Premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Pinocchio for Opera North and the U.S. Premiere in Minnesota, Dalila in Handel’s Samson for the Buxton Festival, Nanetta in Falstaff, 1st Innoccent in the World Premiere's of Harrison Birtwistles The Minotaur and Marie in Rufus Wainwright's Prima Donna and both the Maid in Thomas Adés Powder Her Face and Semira in Arne's Artaxerxes at Covent Garden. She was an Associate artist of the Classical Opera Company where she sang Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte, Melia in Apollo and Hyacinthus and Elisa in Il Re Pastore. In Paris, she has sung Charmeuse in Thais under Eschenbach at the Chatelet and Ades Five Eliot Landscapes at Radio France with the composer. At the Edinburgh Festival she has sung Adelaide di Borgogna with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Giuliano Carella, 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 Soeur Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Stéphane Denève. Other recordings include Cis in Albert Herring with Richard Hickox and EMI, Ades Five Eliot Landscapes for Radio France and appearances in BBC2’s Television documentary ‘The genius of Beethoven’ with the English Chamber Orchestra and the role of an singer in Steven Poliakoffs acclaimed BBC2 film Capturing Mary. Other concert engagements include Handel arias with King's Consort at London's Wigmore Hall and the St John Passion with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan and the role of Cleone in Rossini’s Ermione at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philarmonic Orchestra under David Parry. She sang the role of Anne Egerman in Sondheims A little Night Music, Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Rapunzel in Into the Woods at the Chatelet and Marie in Rufus Wainwrights Prima Donna at Sadlers Wells.