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Rebecca de Pont Davies


Rebecca de Pont Davies is establishing herself as one of the leading singer actors of her generation. Recent engagements include Geneviève Pelléas et Mélisande at the Aalto Musiktheater in Essen, conducted by Stefan Soltesz, her first Klytemnestra (opposite Susan Bullock) for Opera North, Auntie in David Alden’s award-winning production of Peter Grimes at ENO, Vlaamse Opera, and Opera de Oviedo, her debut in Germany as Mrs Sedley in a new production of Peter Grimes for Deutsche Oper am Rhein Dusseldorf, her first Herodias and Die Hexe for Theater Bielefeld, Beggar Woman Sweeney Todd, in a new production for Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Aunt Kaye in the world premiere of Mark Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Bronka Steinberg’s The Passenger for ENO.

Future engagements include Auntie Peter Grimes for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Old Lady/Elaine in a new production of Sunday in the Park with George for Theatre du Chatelet Paris and Mother Wagner Dream for Welsh National Opera.

Rebecca has gained international recognition through roles such Mrs Sedley Peter Grimes at the Liceu Bercelona and in Valencia, Zweite Magd Elektra, Mother in Jonathan Harvey’s Wagner Dream for De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, Beroe Henze’s The Bassarids in Luxembourg and Paris, Albine Thais and 3rd SecretaryNixon in China for Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, and Mother Goose The Rake’s Progress for Opera de Oviedo. On the concert platform, Rebecca’s appearances have included performances in a wide variety of works with many of Britain’s leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia and the English Chamber Orchestra.

Further international performances include da Falla El Amor Brujo and Seven Popular Spanish Songs with Symphony Nova Scotia in Canada and Alma Mahler’s Four Early Songs with Sinfonica del Valle in Cali, Colombia. An enthusiastic exponent of contemporary music, Rebecca has appeared with Lontano and the Endymion Ensemble in works such as Henze’s El re del Harlem, Berio’s Folksongs, Judith Weir’s Consolations of Scholarship and with the London Sinfonietta she sang Wife/Doreen/Waitress 1/Sphynx 2 in Mark Anthony Turnage’s Greek as part of the BBC’s Momentum series at the Barbican.

Rebecca was born in London and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She made her debut at Glyndebourne in Death in Venice and went on to create the role of Ismene in Luc Braeways Antigone with Belgian based Walpurgis, touring throughout Europe. Having made her ENO debut as Emilia in Verdi’sOtello, Rebecca went on to become a Company Artist. Her many roles during this time include Ulrica Un Ballo in Maschera, Mistress Quickly Falstaff, Mrs SedleyPeter Grimes, Ottavia Poppea, Genevieve Pelleas et Melisande, Theatre Dresser/Schoolboy/Groom Lulu, Albine Thais, Annina Der Rosenkavalier, Flosshilde Das Rheingold, Siegrune Die Walkure, Page Salome (also recorded for Chandos), Mother Goose The Rake’s Progress and 3rd Secretary Nixon in China.

She also created the role of Suzanne in the world premiere of Martin Butler’s A Better Place. For the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden she has sung Schwertleite Die Walkure, and 2nd Esquire Parsifal, and for Scottish Opera Moksada Parem Vir’s Snatched by the Gods, Orlofsky Die Fledermaus, and Mezzo Actor Judith Weir’s A Night at the Chinese Opera. She appeared as Maddalena in Opera North’s new production of Rigoletto and at Garsington Opera she has sung Gaea DAPHNE, Die Muschel Die Agyptische Helene and Die Haushalterin Die Schweigsame Frau.