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Known for her "lyrical passion" and "silvery tone" soprano Rebecca Elizabeth Wood received both her Graduate Performance Diploma and Masters in Voice at the Peabody Conservatory. She studied under the direction of Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Stanley Cornett.
She has performed with Baltimore Lyric Opera and with the renowned Washington National Opera in their performance of Aida. She has also performed with Opera Delaware in their production of Semiramide and sang the role of Azema.
Locally she has performed with Center Stage in the new opera Shadowboxer, and sang the role of Phyllis in Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe with the Young Victorian Music Theatre Company. She was awarded 1st place winner of the Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland in Concert Young Artist Competition.
During her time at the Peabody Conservatory; she sang the principal role of Rose in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene at the Modell Lyric Opera House with the Peabody Opera and in the Spring of 2016 she was the Assistant Director of Peabody's production of Cosi Fan Tutte. She was also awarded the 2nd place winner of the biennial Sylvia L. Green voice concerto competition in March 2016 held at The Peabody Conservatory. She also performed the lead role of Cendrillon in Massenet's Cendrillon, covered the role of Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2014, Amore and Damigella in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea in 2013.
She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina on a choral music scholarship. Her most renowned accomplishment was singing the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Opera at USC.
She has also participated in many summer programs including Crittenden Opera Studio in Bethesda Maryland, Music Theater Bavaria in Germany, and Manhattan School of Music Summer Voice Festival performing the role of Amore in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. Most recently she attended Music Academy International in Italy performing the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi in Fiera di Primiero, Italy summer of 2015.
Cendrillon, 2015, Peabody Conservatory