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Rebecca Henry Headshot webPraised for her “beautiful mezzo timbre” (La Press), Rebecca Henry is a Washington DC-based Mezzo Soprano. Recent roles include Second and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Mrs. Grose (Turn of the Screw), Petra (A Little Night Music), and Ramiro (La finta giardiniera). She made her debut in China performing televised concerts as Prince Orlofsky at venues including The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, The Suzhou Culture and Arts Center, and the Hangzhou Grand Theater.

While in China she learned to sing in Mandarin under the tutelage of Hao Jiang Tian as part of the I Sing Festival. Other recent appearances include Alto Soloist in Beethoven 9 performed with Maestro Liang Zhang of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, and Soloist for the song cycle A Heart in Hiding by Gwyneth Walker with Thomas Circle Singers. She has a passion for new music and has had the privilege of premiering a number of pieces throughout her career including pieces by composers Jordan Kuspa, Ezra Donner, Elisabeth Mehl Greene. 

In addition to singing, Rebecca is emerging as a budding conductor. She was selected to participate in the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at Dallas Opera and will be the Associate Conductor at Bel Canto in Tuscany. She conducted the world premiere of Do Not Disturb (Pflueger/Fuentes). Of the performance, MD Theatre Guide said: “Rebecca Henry’s precision as musical director has brought together a clear and confident cast of singers, who never miss a musical note or beat.” Addition conducting credits include Ruddigore, HMS Pinafore, La Perichole, Robin Hood, and The Mikado with Victoria Lyric Opera Company and Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Rebecca serves on the voice faculty of the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary. www.rebeccahenry.org