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Rebecca Peterson

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

American

Country:

United States

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Donna Elvira (cover)
'Don Giovanni' (W. A. Mozart)
Pacific Northwest Opera
2017
Erste Dame
'Die Zauberflöte' (W. A. Mozart)
German Vocal Arts Institute
2017
Ensemble
'Don Giovanni' (W. A. Mozart)
Pacific Northwest Opera
2017
Norma (cover)
'Norma' (Vincenzo Bellini)
Skagit Opera
2016
Clotilde
'Norma' (Vincenzo Bellini)
Skagit Opera
2016
Donna Elvira
'Don Giovanni' (W. A. Mozart)
Toronto Summer Opera Workshop
2016
Countess Almaviva
'Le nozze di Figaro' (W. A. Mozart)
Seattle Opera Guild
2016
Anna Bolena
'Anna Bolena' (Gaetano Donizetti)
Puget Sound Concert Opera
2015
Mimì
'La bohème' (Puccini)
Redwoods Opera Workshop
2013
Dorinda
'Orlando' (G. F. Handel)
Opera Siena Music Festival
2012
Micaëla
'Carmen' (Bizet)
Seattle Opera Guild
2012
Jouvenot
'Adriana Lecouvreur' (Francesco Cilea)
Puget Sound Concert Opera
2011

Operetta/G&S

Princess Margaret
'Student Prince' (Sigmund Romberg)
Icicle Center for the Arts
2018
Kathie
'Student Prince' (Sigmund Romberg)
Icicle Center for the Arts
2018
Rosalinde
'Die Fledermaus' (Johann Strauss II)
OperaWorks
2014

Musical Theatre

Sarah Brown
'Guys and Dolls' (Frank Loesser)
Twelfth Night Productions
2014
Jennifer
'A... My Name is Alice' (Lucy Simon)
Twelfth Night Productions
2014
Smitty
'How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying' (Frank Loesser)
Twelfth Night Productions
2010
Tour Actor / Director / Chief
'The Princess and the Pea' US National Tour (Michael McGill)
Missoula Children's Theatre
2010
Grace
'Honk!' (George Stiles)
Seattle Musical Theatre
2009
Helena Landless
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' (Rupert Holmes)
Renton Civic Theatre
2008
Ensemble
'My Fair Lady' (Frederick Loewe)
Centerstage Theatre
2007
Lettie
'Something's Afoot!' (James McDonald)
Renton Civic Theatre
2007

Oratorio/Concerts

Featured Soprano Soloist
'San Gennaro Festival Sunday Opera Performance' (Puccini, Verdi, Mozart)
San Gennaro Festival of Seattle
2018
Featured Soprano Soloist
'San Gennaro Festival Sunday Opera Performance' (Puccini, Verdi, Mozart)
San Gennaro Festival of Seattle
2017

Discography

Featured Soprano Soloist
'Build Your Dreams' (Various composers)
HipSync Records
2007

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Donde lieta

My Darling Jim-rp

Cabaret Performance, 2014 - Rebecca Peterson

Czardas from Die Fledermaus, 2015 - Rebecca Peterson

Highbrow / Lowbrow Cabaret, 2017 - Rebecca Peterson

San Gennaro Festival of Seattle, 2017 - Rebecca Peterson

Masterclass Participant with Mark Morash 2018 (2018)

Masterclass Participant with Deborah Voigt (2016)

Competitions

Bushell Concerto Competition Finalist, Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra (2017)

Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award, Semi-Finalist The American Prize Competition (2017)

Helen Jensen Memorial Award in Voice (2011)

"...Sweet Lawd, Ms. Peterson killed it!" Michele Solano, Thus Spoke Lady M (2016)

"...Peterson's performance was stunning." Marie Bonfils, Drama in the Hood. (2015)

“...Peterson’s voice had a sweetness that was expressed particularly well in Ain’t It a Pretty Night from the American opera, Susannah.” Lyn Derrick, Northern Kittitas County Tribune (2011)

German Language Intensive
German Vocal Arts Institute
2017
Introduction to French
Alliance Française de Seattle
2015
Introduction to Italian
La Scuola Italiana
2012
B.A. (Music: emphasis on Bass, Jazz Studies minor)
Washington State University
1998–2004

Lyric soprano Rebecca Peterson is a frequent concert and theater performer, most recently seen in The Student Prince (Princess Margaret/Kathie cover) with Icicle Center for the Arts; Die Zauberflöte (Erste Dame) with the German Vocal Arts Institute; Norma (Clotilde, Norma cover) with Skagit Opera and Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira) with Toronto Summer Opera Workshop.

She has also performed in concert excerpts as Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro, Seattle Opera Guild previews) and the title role of Anna Bolena (Puget Sound Concert Opera previews).

Peterson’s favorite musical theater credits include How to Succeed in Business... (Smitty), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), and a US national tour of Missoula Children’s Theatre’s, The Princess and the Pea (Chief & Tour Actor/Director).

A huge fan of presenting opera to new audiences, Peterson frequently performs cabaret with Seattle drag and burlesque favorites Apollo Vidra, Sparkle Leigh, and Butch Alice, among others.

Recently, she was honored to perform in concert masterclass for soprano Deborah Voigt, presented by Brava! Opera Theater in Ashland, Oregon.

Peterson is a recipient of the Helen Jensen Memorial Award in Voice, a semi-finalist in The American Prize Competition,and an alumna of the of OperaWorks Advanced Artist Program. Also a classically trained bassist, Peterson earned her BA in Music and Jazz Studies minor from Washington State University.

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