Rebecca Heath


 “Rebecca Heath made a beautiful and tragic Micaela, a village girl who is herself destroyed in her forlorn attempt to save Jose…Heath’s phrasing, emotion and intonation were exquisite.”  

Rebecca Heath

Rebecca Heath, Australian-American soprano has continued to gain acclaim as a promising young opera singer, possessing a dramatic stage presence, warm lyric tone and sensitive musicality.

Most recently, Ms. Heath made her Alaskan debut, performing one of her most successful roles, Micaëla in Anchorage Opera's production of Carmen. Ms. Heath debuted the role with Tri-Cities Opera as their Soprano Resident Artist (2013-2015) and garnered rave reviews for her various roles there, including Marguerite in Faust, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Elvira in L’Italiana in Algeri, and as Elle in Poulenc’s one-woman opera La Voix Humaine (sung in English).

 'Adieu, notre petite table' from Manon in Downtown Binghamton.

Soon after, she played her second Yum-Yum in Summer Savoyard’s production of The Mikado. Ms. Heath made her professional opera debut as Despina in the Opera in the Heights’ 2011 production of Così fan tutte in Houston and was invited back to portray Alice Ford in Oh!’s 2013 production of Falstaff. In 2010 she received the Gerald R. Bischof Audience Choice Award as a finalist at the Lois Alba Aria Competition, and also appeared as a guest artist at the competition in 2009.

Ms. Heath received her Masters degree at the Moores School of Music where she performed the roles of Matilde Neruda in Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, 2nd Lady in The Magic Flute, La Baronne de Gondremarck in La Vie Parisienne, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Moores Opera Center. In 2009 she was the soloist for Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem performed at both the Wortham Theater and the Moores Opera House in Houston and starred at the intensive training program and opera festival Opera in the Ozarks as Nedda in Pagliacci and Yum-Yum in The Mikado.

Rebecca Heath has performed the title in Suor Angelica, Susan B. Anthony in The Mother of Us All, Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge at the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. A native Houstonian, Ms. Heath received a Voice Performance Diploma at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in 2004 which ignited her passion for a career in opera.

Rebecca Heath began her singing career almost exclusively as a duettist with her mezzo-soprano sister Meaghan Heath, performing mostly Australian folk music and American popular and Broadway tunes. Together they have had varied experience, such as singing on Australian National television for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, opening the Australian Consulate at the Baker Institute, performing at the three-day annual Embassy Flower Mart event at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., and were the opening act for the famous Australian act, Pot Pourri, as well as the Asian Society Gala at the Ritz Carlton. In May of 2010, the Heath Sisters performed a Duet Benefit Concert, “Moments of Beauty,” for the Lady of Walsingham Institutes of Catholic Culture Studies in Houston. Most recently, the Heath Sisters performed at the 2013 Ekka (Brisbane Exhibition) in Queensland, Australia.


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  Rebecca Heath
“Rebecca Heath makes a delightful, scene-stealing Despina,[Cosi fan tutte Opera in the Heights 2011] full of life and mischief. With her exuberant singing and vivacious personality, she even makes the recitative passages sparkle.”

—Houston Chronicle

Rebecca Heath
“As Micaela, Jose’s innocent hometown girlfriend, soprano Rebecca Heath made a fine impression both vocally and through her acting. Her famous Act III aria, a show stealer, was met with the most applause of the evening.”

—Broome County Arts Council
Copyright Meaghan and Rebecca Heath 2015