Mezzo Soprano Rebecca Roy has appeared as a soloist with the Princeton Music Festival, Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore and the Peabody Conservatory Orchestra. Professional opera credits include The Princeton Festival’s Peter Grimes, Fidelio and Opera Delaware’s Falstaff. Recently, Rebecca has been seen in several world and U.S. premiere performances, including the role of Antoinette in the world premiere performances of the operetta, Qadar, at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and Clarice Smith Preforming Arts Center. Qadar, written by Tony Small, was funded by a partnership between the Smithsonian Institute and His Majesty the Sultan of Oman. She preformed the role of Lady Bertram in the U.S. premier performance of Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove with the Peabody Chamber Opera at the Baltimore Theatre Project. In 2016 Rebecca was awarded 3rd Place Mezzo Soprano Category at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, which was broadcasted live on BBC Wales Radio and Television. Other awards include 1st Place Grand Prize of the David G. Morris Memorial Competition of the North American Festival of Wales and the Peabody Conservatory Annie Wentz Prize in Voice.
This season Rebecca will be singing with Baltimore Concert Opera, Wilmington Concert Opera, Chestnut Street Singers, VoxAmaDeus and the Cathedral Choir of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. She is a guest member of Chicago based ensemble Canto Zenzero, a dynamic trio of classically trained female voices performing various styles including American folk songs, opera, musical theater and traditional Irish tunes. Rebecca has recently relocated back to Philadelphia after completing a year as a Pre-Doctorate Fellow of Teaching at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is excited to be helping bring a fresh take to the classic piece Messiah to new audiences with Messiah 2.0!
Rebecca received her undergraduate training at Indiana Wesleyan University. And attained her Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory where she studied under the tutelage of Denyce Graves.