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About 

Rebecca Elizabeth Wood is a distinguished soprano known for her "lyrical passion" and "silvery tone." She earned her Graduate Performance Diploma and Masters in Voice from the prestigious Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, complemented by a Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina. Currently under the guidance of Elizabeth Futral, Distinguished Chair of Vocal Studies at the Peabody Institute, Rebecca's artistry has graced various esteemed opera stages.

Her notable performances include engagements with the Baltimore Lyric Opera's Outreach Program, "Opera Cares," and appearances with the esteemed Washington National Opera in their rendition of Aida. Additionally, she showcased her talent with Opera Delaware as Azema in Semiramide, and with Annapolis Opera in the production of Little Women. Rebecca has also captivated audiences as a soloist in the "Take A Chance On Love" Valentine's Day Concert and as a "Dueling Diva" in Dueling Divas, Dandies, and Daddies: A Pop-Up Opera with Annapolis Opera. Rebecca also made her debut with the Young Victorian Theater Company featured her in the lead role of Phyllis in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe and secured 1st place in the Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland in the Concert Young Artist Competition.

 

Rebecca's versatility is evident in her roles, ranging from April in Sondheim's Company at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts (pictured below) to being an ensemble member in Maryland Opera's "Bravissimo Bel Canto," featuring scenes from Lucia di Lammermoor and Norma. Her journey reflects a commitment to excellence and a passion for bringing opera to life on stage.

During her tenure at the Peabody Conservatory, Rebecca received recognition as the 2nd place winner of the biennial Sylvia L. Green Voice Concerto Competition. Her performances included the principal role of Rose in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene at the Lyric Opera House, Cendrillon in Peabody Opera's MainStage production of Massenet's Cendrillon, and covering the role of Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Notably, she portrayed Amore and Damigella in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

 

At the University of South Carolina, Rebecca's standout accomplishment was her portrayal of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Her dedication to her craft extended to various summer programs, including Crittenden Opera Studio in Bethesda, Maryland, Music Theater Bavaria in Germany, and the Manhattan School of Music Summer Voice Festival, where she performed as Amore in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. Her international experience included attending Music Academy International in Italy and performing the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi in Fiera di Primiero, Italy.

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