Rebecca Sharp

Rebecca is performing in the family concerts for ages 8-88 on Saturday 29th September with Dominic Harlan and Matthew Sharp.

Her rendition of Mimi's famous aria last year at the festival in the 'La Boheme in a weekend' project was unforgettably beautiful, and we are delighted that she is joining us once again, this time with her brother Matthew.

Rebecca Sharp – mezzo-soprano

Rebecca Sharp studied at the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Northern College of Music after winning a Peter Moores Scholarship.

For English National Opera she has sung the roles of Kate Pinkerton (Madam Butterfly), Flowermaiden (Parsifal), Susie Monican (Silver Tassie), La Ciesca (Il Tritico), Valentine (Dr.Ox’s Experiment) and covered the lead role in Poul Ruder’s The Handmaid’sTale. She also created the title role in John Browne’s Babette’s Feast, premiered at Linbury Studios. Other roles include Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte) Rosina (Barber of Seville), Nancy (Albert Herring) Flora (La Traviata) Second Lady (The Magic Flute) Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Countess (The Queen of Spades) and Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orleans).

Her work includes many community and education projects, including the title role in devised versions of Carmen for both Welsh National Opera and ENO, Param Vir’s Ion for Almeida Opera/Alderburgh Festival, soloist in Faure’s La Bonne Chanson with the Quince string quartet (Roman River Festival) and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder (Roman River Festival).

She was a soloist in a Royal Albert Hall performance of Händel’s Messiah with the Amici di Verdi Orchestra, and recently sang the premiere of Simon Holt’s Boots of Lead, broadcast live on Swiss radio with Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain.