Originally from Townsville, soprano Rebecca Cassidy completed her Bachelor of Music at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU).
Her performances include the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jnr. In addition to these operatic roles, Rebecca’s concert, oratorio and symphonic repertoire as a soprano soloist include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Handel’s Saul, Britten’s War Requiem and Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs.
Rebecca’s awards and scholarships include QCGU’s Wagner Prize, Trinity College London Exhibition Award and the Alton Budd Memorial Scholarship.
Rebecca featured in Opera Queensland’s 2019 touring production Songs to Die For, directed by Patrick Nolan. As Opera Queensland’s 2020 Young Artist, Rebecca received specialised music, language and stagecraft tuition. She performed in live and online concerts, at community and corporate engagement events and is well known to Opera Queensland audiences from An Aria A Day. Rebecca was set to understudy the role of Isolde in our production of Tristan und Isolde.
After her 2020 season as an Opera Queensland Young Artist was interrupted due to COVID-19, Rebecca returns as one of four Young Artists in 2021. This year’s Annual Appeal seeks to raise funds for initiatives like the Young Artist Program to secure the future of opera.