"Soprano Rebecca Ryan (Poppea) juggled her suitors with panache and sang with crisp clarity..."

Poppea: Agrippina / Opera in a Day's Bay Garden / Opera Now (UK)

"Rebecca Ryan caught the virtuous Hermione with effortless vocal virtuosity ..."

Hermione: Oreste / Auckland Opera Studio / NZ Herald

Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan Soprano

Soprano Rebecca Ryan first came to international prominence when she gave the UK première of the newly rediscovered Gloria by Handel at London’s Royal Academy of Music conducted by Nicholas McGegan. Born in New Zealand, Rebecca graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Music from the University of Otago. She won the New Zealand Performing Arts National Award for Singing before moving to London where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Penelope Mackay. Until recently she was an Associate Artist with the Classical Opera Company in London and is a recipient for a second year of an Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells' Voice Fellowship enabling her to continue advanced study with Dame Anne Evans.

Concert engagements have included performances with the Bath Philharmonia, the City of London Sinfonia, the Irish Baroque Orchestra,the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Soloists’ Chamber Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, in a repertoire including the Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne, Haydn Creation, Mahler Symphony No. 8, Mozart Exsultate Jubilate, Mass in C Minor and Requiem, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Poulenc Stabat Mater and Tippett A Child of Our Time, as well as many oratorios by J. S. Bach and Handel and concert arias by Mozart.