Rebecca Badham - lyric coloratura soprano
Rebecca read music at Newcastle University where she received her BA (Hons), and majored in Classical Voice. Whilst there, she sang with Newcastle Bach Choir namely at The Sage, Gateshead. She enjoyed performing solo recitals at St Nicholas Cathedral, and in student concerts at The Kings Hall. Rebecca took many principle roles in the ICMuS Summer Festival Opera, and with the university Gilbert and Sullivan society (NUGSS), performing at the International G&S Festival in Harrogate. In Bedfordshire, Rebecca’s favourite roles have been Patience, Patience and Fiametta, The Gondoliers, again at the International Festival in Harrogate. Every July, Rebecca performs with other Opera singers in a Gala for East Anglian Childrens Hospice in Bishops Stortford.
In 2018 and 2019 Rebecca was part of the Dorset Opera Festival Chorus, performing La Boheme, Lucia Di Lammermoor, Nabucco, and the British premiere of Massenet’s Le Cid. Whilst there, Rebecca was lucky to have masterclasses with Soprano Lauren Michelle, Italian coach Patrizia Dina, and two arias in context masterclasses with Christopher Cowell. In 2019 Rebecca became a part of Northampton Opera Group, and performed in their Opera Gala under Phillip Thomas. She looks forward to continuing to perform with them in 2020. Rebecca studies with Jacqueline Bremar AGSM.
Having thoroughly enjoyed learning the chorus of La Boheme at Dorset, she is delighted to be performing Musetta in Felici Opera’s Puccini! in July. She also looks forward to the Italian evening in March, and Curtain Up concert in November.
Rebecca also enjoys teaching singing and is working towards her LRSM. She has passion for music therapy and performs at residential and care homes across Milton Keynes.