B i o g r a p h y
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 in Baltimore, MD, and her Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina. At Peabody, she studied under the direction of Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Stanley Cornett. Currently, she studying under the tutelage of Soprano Leah Crowne.
She has performed with Baltimore Lyric Opera, performing for their Outreach Program, “Opera Cares” and with the renowned Washington National Opera in their performance of Aida. She has also performed with Opera Delaware in their production of Semiramide as Azema, Annapolis Opera in their production of Little Women, and with the Young Victorian Music Theatre Company in their production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe as Phyllis.
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. She also performed the lead role of Cendrillon in Massenet's Cendrillon, covered (and performed) the role of Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Amore and Damigella in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. At the University of South Carolina, she sang 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, Manhattan School of Music Summer Voice Festival performing the role of Amore in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Music Academy International in Italy performing the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi in Fiera di Primiero, Italy.
Currently, she is working on the role of Lola, in Cavalleria Rusticana. Rusticana, which will be performed by Opera Susquehanna in September.
Cendrillon, 2015, Peabody Conservatory