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
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
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
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
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.
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
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