LATEST NEWS: In addition to a number of recitals in 2018 she sang Beethoven’s Mass in C as guest of Haslemere Musical Society and Symphony Orchestra on 1st December at Haslemere Hall. Future performances in 2019 include Pandora in Tim Benjamin’s new opera The Fire of Olympus, (dates in September to November) including filming, a Brahms Requiem in Wadebridge in April and a concert including Fauré’s Requiem with the London Mozart Players in May in St Luke’s Grayshott.
Rebecca began her training with the National Youth Ballet and National Youth Music Theatre before continuing her vocal studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she won the John Ireland Song Prize and a scholarship to study at the Karlsruhe Musikhochschule, Germany.
Rôles include Maddalena / Monteverdi’s Flying Circus (Armonico Consort); Marie / Peter the Great (Opera South); Mary Turner / Of Thee I Sing & Let ‘Em Eat Cake (Opera North; BBC Radio 3 Live Broadcast), cover Lidochka / Paradise Moscow (Opera North); Mabel / The Pirates of Penzance (Carl Rosa Opera); Sivene / Le Cinesi and Gaia/ Rainforest, (Opera Minima); Papagena / The Magic Flute (Longborough Festival Opera); Barbarina / The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Brava); Everywoman / Roundabout Basingstoke (Anvil Arts Centre); Hanna Glawari / The Merry Widow (Duchy Opera); Esmeralda/ The Bartered Bride (Surrey Opera); Clori / Tirsi e Fileno, Second Fairy / The Fairy Queen (RWCMD).
Rebecca has performed Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with the G&S Opera Company in Buxton; Rose Maybud in the acclaimed Opera North revival of Ruddigore and Kate in Yeomen of the Guard with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, and with Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall. She sang the rôle of Musetta in Opera di Peroni on tour with Go Opera in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow followed by a performance of The Merry Widow at the Royal Festival Hall in which she sang the part of Lo-Lo.
She sang 1st Witch in Opera North’s production of Dido and Aeneas where she also covered and sang the role of Belinda. She sang Celia in Iolanthe in the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company’s production for Buxton and Harrogate, the role of Jennifer Yaeger in Do I Hear a Waltz at the Park Theatre, Ida in Simon Butteriss’s production of Die Fledermaus at the Royal Festival Hall with Philharmonia, Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Cardiff Polyphonic Choir and in MADAME X – the new opera by Tim Benjamin.
In 2015 she returned to the rôle of Rose Maybud in the Charles Court Opera performances of Ruddigore at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington in February and March on tour in May and August.
She has more recently completed a run with the opera group Solomon’s Knot as Innamorato in the recently discovered 17th century Venetian opera L’Ospedale – first performed at Aldeburgh in the Peter Pears Recital Room and which came to Wilton’s Music Hall in London attracting highly favourable reviews in both The Times and Evening Standard. It returned to the stage at Bury.
“As the lovelorn Innamorato Rebecca Moon displayed a smooth legato line in what was possibly the highlight of the evening, a drawn out lament that would not have sounded out of place in a Cavalli opera and with rhetoric that had echoes of Ottone’s aria in Poppea.” Opera Britannia
Following a maternity break Rebecca sang for Opera Minima’s “Final Fling” in October 2016.
She sang Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass in Haslemere Hall on the 3rd December and on 5th January 2017 gave a recital in the New Year Concert at St Pancras Parish Church.
In March 2017 in addition to the performances of L’Ospedale her perfomance as the Wife in the UK premiere of Philip Glass’s The Juniper Tree at the Hammond Theatre as part of the Richmond Festival was received with critical acclaim.
In April 2017 she sang in the world premiere of the new oratorio Herakles by Tim Benjamin. In the Autumn she sang the parts of the Sandman and the Dew Fairy in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel on tour with the innovative Popup Opera Company.
In Autumn 2017 she sang Poulenc’s Gloria, Bizet’s Te Deum and Handel’s Messiah in Haslemere, Wadebridge and Todmorden respectively and in December sang Osgood’s Beatus Vir in Petersfield.
of Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben with accompanist Johan Hugosson.“a sumptuous rendition of Schumann’s Frauenliebe – both artists were oustanding”
Concordia Foundation concert at St James’s, Piccadilly, London on 19 February 2014. Videoed and loaded to YouTube by Michael Parkinson
Rebecca Moon : soprano soloist – opera, oratorio, recitals, weddings and corporate events.