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Composer Opera Role
L. v. Beethoven Fidelio Marzellina
A. Berg Lulu Lulu*
J. Casken God’s Liar The Women
C. Cech/C. Monteverdi Orfeo Eurydike
G. Donizetti La fille du régiment Marie*
L’elisir d’amore Adina*
Don Pasquale Norina*
P. Eötvös Paradise Reloaded (Lilith) Eve
C. W. Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Euridice
E. Kálmán Die Csárdásfürstin Stasi
C. Kolonovits Vivaldi- Die Fünfte Jahreszeiten Annina
E. Künnecke Der Vetter aus Dingsda Julia de Weert
M. F. Lange Das Gespenst von Canterville Frauke Beeke Hansen
F. Lehár Die Lustige Witwe Hanna
F. Loewe Brigadoon Fiona MacClaren
J. S. Mayr Fedra Ippolito
J. Haydn Orlando Paladino Euralia
P. Hindemith Cardillac Daughter
E. Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel Gretel
W. A. Mozart Cosi fan tutte Despina, Fiordiligi
Die Entführung aus dem Serail Konstanze
Die Zauberflöte Pamina
Don Giovanni Donna Anna
Le Nozze di Figaro Susanna
O. Nicolai Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Anna*
J. Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann Olympia
G. Puccini Gianni Schicchi Lauretta
La Bohème Musetta
G. Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rosina
Il Turco in Italia Fiorilla
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Adele
R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Sophie
I. Strawinsky The Rake’s Progress Anne Trulove*
M. Tippett The Knot Garden Flora
G. Verdi La Traviata Violetta
Rigoletto Gilda*
Un Ballo in Maschera Oscar*

*not yet performed on stage

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Rebecca Nelsen

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Following her 'barnstorming' debut at the Leipzig Opera as Lulu in 2018, Rebecca Nelsen will sing the soprano role in Berg's Lulu Suite on a European tour this season with the London Philharmonia and renowned Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. Other plans for 2019/20 include her return to the Vienna Volksoper as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Eurydike (Orpheus in der Unterwelt), Fiona MacClaren (Brigadoon), and Frauke-Beeke Hansen in the Austrian premiere of Marius Felix Lange's Das Gespenst von Canterville. In early 2020, she will make her debut at the Grand Théâtre de Genève singing Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

In 2018/19, the American soprano returned to the Malmö Opera as Violetta in a new Olivier Py production of La traviata, as well as making her house debut at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo with Konstanze in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. The season began with three roles at the Vienna Volksoper: Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Adele in Die Fledermaus, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. In February 2019 she sang the role of Clara in a concert performance of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and in June 2019 she appeared as Eurydice in the revival of Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, both at the Vienna Volksoper.

For her June 2018 Leipzig Opera house debut in the title role of Alban Berg's Lulu, Rebecca's performance was described by the German press as 'perfectly cast', 'terrific' and 'a barnstorming role debut, both as a singer and actress'. In 2017/18, she also earned rave reviews for her transformation into the iconic Marilyn Monroe for the European premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever at the Vienna Volksoper. Other Volksoper appearances last season included Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Laura in Der BettelstudentValencienne in Die lustige Witwe, Annina Giró in Vivaldi - Die fünfte Jahreszeit, as well as a return to the roles of Pamina, Adele, Violetta Valéry and Susanna.

After her June 2016 Perm Opera house debut as Violetta in a La traviata conducted by Teodor Currentzis and staged by Robert Wilson, Rebecca began the 2016/17 season with performances of the same role at the Vienna Volksoper. In November 2016 she debuted with Malmö Opera, where she starred as Susanna in a new production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro directed by Peter Stein. Appearances at the Vienna Volksoper during this season included her role debut as Rosina in The Barber of SevilleAnnina Giró in a new production of Vivaldi - Die fünfte Jahreszeit, Pamina in Die ZauberflöteAdele in Die Fledermaus, and Laura in Der Bettelstudent. She also appeared at the Vienna Musikverein as the soprano soloist in performances of Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Tonkünstler Orchestra.

In 2015/16 Rebecca made her Glyndebourne Festival debut as Blondchen in the touring production of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. During the holiday season, she appeared as the soprano soloist in New Year's Concerts at the Vienna Musikverein and other cities in Lower Austria with the Tonkünster Orchestra. Her appearances at the Vienna Volksoper included PaminaGretelAdele, Violetta, Corilla (Viva la Mamma), Marzinah in a concert performance of Kismet, and Laura in a new production of Der Bettelstudent.

In summer 2013 the artist made her Salzburg Festival debut as Blonde in a new, live-TV production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail in cooperation with Servus TV, released on DVD (Arthaus). In November 2014 at the Maison de Radio France in Paris, she performed in a special carte blanche concert for Peter Eötvös in his 70th birthday year with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Ensemble Intercontemporain.

After studies at Vienna's University of Music and the Performing Arts on a Fulbright scholarship, Texan soprano Rebecca Nelsen launched her career with critically acclaimed performances at the Neue Oper Wien, where she most recently sang the role of Eva in the world premiere of Peter Eötvös' Lilith - Paradise Reloaded in Vienna and at the Palace of the Arts in Budapest with a CD recording.

In 2007 she joined the ensemble of the Braunschweig State Theater, where she sang roles including Gilda, Musetta, Blondchen, Sophie (Die Rosenkavalier), Countess Stasi (Die Csárdásfürstin), Cardillac's daughter (Cardillac), Eurilla (Orlando Paladino), and the breeches role of Ippolito in the German premiere of Johann Simon Mayr's Fedra. The repertoire she built up in Braunschweig quickly led to opportunities for important guest engagements in internationally acclaimed houses and festivals across Europe, including principal roles at the Bavarian State Opera, Aalto Theater Essen, Semperoper Dresden, Cologne Opera, Angers-Nantes Opéra, Teatro La Fenice, Garsington Opera, the Bregenz Festival and the prestigious Munich Biennale.

Rebecca Nelsen is currently an ensemble member at the Vienna Volksoper, where she regularly sings Violetta,  Pamina,  Susanna, Grete, and Adele, among other roles. She regularly appears on the concert platform and has been heard with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Bochum Symphony, to name a few. She has an extensive discography and can be heard in Radek (ORF), Fedra (Oehms Classics), Momo Creation (iTunes) and The Brothers (CPO). She has also recorded the Songs of Walter Arlen with the Gramola label.

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October 17, 2019

Rebecca Nelsen debuts as Frauke-Beeke Hansen in the Austrian premiere of Das Gespenst von Canterville at the Vienna Volksoper

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen makes her debut tomorrow evening as Frauke-Beeke Hansen in Marius Felix Lange’s opera, Das Gespenst von Canterville, based on the famous story by Oscar Wilde. The premiere begins at 19:00!

Conducted by: Gerrit Prießnitz

Stage direction by: Philipp M. Krenn

Additional Performances: October 23., 31.

November 5., 8., 15., 22., 26., 30.

Dec 5., 8., Feb 22., March 16., 2.3, April 18.

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September 24, 2019

Rebecca Nelsen performs with the London Philharmonia under Esa-Pekka Salonen this Sunday!

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen will be singing Alban Berg’s Lulu Suite alongside the London Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of renowned conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen this Sunday at 19:30! This is the first performance in a tour that Nelsen will sing with the Philharmonia around Europe this fall.

Be sure not to miss what will truly be a great concert!

The concert starts at 19:30 at the Royal Festival Hall in London

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May 27, 2019

Rebecca Nelsen debuts as Eurydike in Orpheus in der Unterwelt!

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen will make her role debut as Eurydike in the new production of Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in der Unterwelt at the Vienna Volksoper this Sunday! Toi toi toi Rebecca!
Conducted by Guido Mancusi, Stage Direction by Helmut Baumann
Additional Performances: 10. and 20. June

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April 15, 2019

Rebecca Nelsen debuts as Antonia alongside Beate Ritter as Olympia in Hoffmans Erzählungen at the Volksoper!

This Wednesday, April 17th, Rebecca Nelsen will make her role debut as Antonia in Offenbach’s Hoffmanns Erzählungen. Beate Ritter will return to the stage at the Volksoper as Olympia in the same show. Toi toi toi ladies!
Conducted by: Alexander Joel, Stage Direction by: Renaud Doucet
Additional performances for Nelsen: 26.04, 02.05, 07.05
Additional Performances for Ritter: 21.04, 02.05, 05.05

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March 8, 2019

Rebecca Nelsen to debut as Konstanze at the Opera Monte Carlo

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen will make her debut singing Konstanze in Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail at the Opera Monte Carlo on March 22nd!
Conducted by: Patrick Davin, Stage Direction by: Dieter Kaegi
Additional Performances: March 24th, 26th, and 28th, 2019
 

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February 8, 2019

Rebecca Nelsen debuts as Clara in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at the Volksoper

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen makes her debut singing Clara in the concert production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at Volksoper Wien.
Conducted by Joseph R. Olefirowicz
Additional Performances on Feb 14th, 18th, 22nd, and 25th

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June 18, 2018

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen debuts Lulu in a House Debut at Oper Leipzig!

Rebecca Nelsen triumphs as Lulu in a new production of Alban Berg’s opera in a new staging by Lotte de Beer, conducted by Ulf Schirmer at Oper Leipig on June 16. Further performances: June 24 and July 1, 2018.

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April 6, 2018

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen sings title role in European premiere of Bryars’ Marilyn Forever at Vienna’s Volksoper

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen will sing the title role in the European premiere of Gregory Bryars opera Marilyn Forever at the Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz/Volksoper from Saturday, 14th April 2018.
Further dates: 16./18./19./22./22./25./28./29. April and 2. May 2018.

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October 6, 2017

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen stars in Gergely Vajda’s Georgia Bottoms in Budapest CaFe Budapest Arts Festival

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen stars in Gregory Vajda’s and Mark Childress’s Georgia Bottoms at the CaFe Budapest Arts Festival on Sunday, 8th and Tuesday, 10th October 2017. The production is conducted by Gergely Vajda and directed by András Almási-Tóth.

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June 1, 2017

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen debuts in new Kolonovits rock opera Vivaldi-Die fünfte Jahreszeit at the Volksoper

Soprano Rebecca Nelsen makes her role debut as Annina Giró in the world premiere of the Kolonovits rock opera Vivaldi-Die fünfte Jahreszeit at the Volksoper.
The production, which opens on Saturday, 3rd June 2017, is conducted by Christian Kolonovits and directed by Robert Meyer.
Further performances:6/8/12/16/22/24/28 June 2017.

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