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Easily the highlight of the evening Patrick McNally’s (Ozzie) and Rebecca Shorstein’s (Claire) Act 1 duet “Carried Away” crackled with chemistry and energy
— Post Gazette
Rebecca Shorstein again shares her top vocal and comedic chops as Claire de Loone, a flirtatious anthropologist who can’t resist a night on the town despite her own engagement
— Pittsburgh on the Round

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Rebecca makes two role debuts in 2017-18 season

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Rebecca's 2017-18 season features two major role debuts - first in her return to Opera on the James debuting the role of Despina in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, followed by her debut as the First Wood Nymph in Dvořák's Rusalka. Following last season's debut tour of  REBONICA - A Cabaret Duo alongside soprano Monica Pasquini, REBONICA returns to Jacksonville, Florida in December to reprise their signature cabaret Christmas vs. Hannukah. Click here for Rebecca's full schedule.

"Rebonica" goes on tour in 2016-2017 season

Rebecca Shorstein and Monica Pasquini go on tour as Rebonica in a cabaret duet act that encompasses opera, musical theatre, and popular songs! Dates include Sarasota, Louisville, and Torino, Italy. Click here to see video of Rebecca performing Girl in 14 G during Rebonica's "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure" Cabaret at Don't Tell Mama in New York City.

New studio recording!

Rebecca Shorstein and Monica Pasquini sing their signature Queen of the Night duet in their first studio recording. Watch as they alternate every other note!

Rebecca announces her 2015-2016 season

Rebecca's upcoming season includes returns to Opera on the James for Hansel and Gretel and Pittsburgh's Resonance Works for Trouble in Tahiti and Cendrillon. Click here to learn more.

"When I went to North Carolina School of the Arts for classical music, I assumed that I would learn to sing very well and continue doing musical theater, and I just fell in love with opera..."

Get to know Rebecca in her cover story interview with the Virginia News Advance.

Plus, learn more about all of the young artists at Opera on the James in this video interview.

Rebecca returns to New York for her role debut as Adele in Die Fledermaus

Rebecca performs as Strauss' cheeky maid-turned-actress with the New York Opera Exchange November 7 & 8. She reprises the role January 29 - February 1, 2015 with Pittsburgh's Undercroft Opera.


Click here for more information on Rebecca's upcoming performances



Rebecca makes Carnegie Hall debut

Rebecca makes her debut in New York City's famed Carnegie Hall with the New York Lyric Opera. 




Highlights from Resonance Works' 2014-15 season featuring Rebecca as Gianetta in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore