Rebecca's 2014/15 season brings role and house debuts across the US
Rebecca's 2014-15 season featured a number of role and house debuts across the United States, beginning in August when she reprises the role of Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia for her debut with the Phoenicia Festival in upstate New York alongside veteran performer Kevin Glavin as Doctor Bartolo and Metropolitan Opera star Lucas Meachem in the title role. Rebecca returns to the Pittsburgh Opera Studio in September, this time debuting the role of Gianetta in L’elisir d’amore. She debuts the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus in her return to the New York Opera Exchange in November; a role which she reprises in January with Undercroft Opera. She also debuts the role of Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera on the James, where she serves as a resident young artist during the spring of 2015. On the concert stage, Rebecca makes her debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Lawrence Siegel’s Kaddish under the baton of Maestro Eugene Tzigane.
Rebecca joins an all-star cast at the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice for Il barbiere di Siviglia
In her debut with the Phoenicia Festival, Rebecca reprises the role of Berta in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. Rebecca joins an all-star cast, including Lucas Meachem in the title role and Kevin Glavin as Doctor Bartolo, as well as rising tenor Hak Soo Kim as Count Almaviva. For more information on the festival, visit the Phoenicia Festival website.
Rebecca Makes Carnegie Hall Debut
Rebecca makes her debut in New York City's Carnegie Hall on May 3rd with the New York Lyric Opera. Rebecca can be heard as Juliette from Gounod's Roméo et Juliette and as Le Suore in Puccini's Suor Angelica. For tickets, visit the Carnegie Hall website.
Rebecca returns to Florida for the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts' Annual Extravaganza
Rebecca returns to Jacksonville, Florida for a special one night only appearance on February 15th, 2014. Performing operatic highlights from Bernstein to Strauss, Rebecca is the first vocalist to ever be invited back as a featured performer for the Douglas Anderson School's Annual Extravaganza, an event that this year features orchestral, symphonic, guitar, and varied choral works.
"DA alumna Rebecca Shorstein - praised for her 'radiant voice and captivating stage presence' - will return to DA’s stage to dazzle the audience as our Shining Star!"
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Rebecca appears with the Fort Smith Symphony for their 90th Anniversary Gala
"A special feature of the evening will be Rebecca Shorstein, Soprano [who] will perform The Girl in 14G, Quando men’vo from 'La Boheme,' and Mein Herr Marquis from 'Die Fledermaus'."
Read the full announcement at The City Wire
Review: Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Piedmont Opera
"Berta, the doctor’s servant was drolly enacted and sung by Rebecca Shorstein, a soprano whose high notes dazzled and surprised us." - Peter Perret, Winston Salem Journal (March 2013)
Rebecca returns to Opera Theater Pittsburgh for performances of Serpetta in Mozart's La finta giardiniera
After her acclaimed performances as Fifi in the world premiere of Alberto Demestres Honeymoon Suite with OTP in 2012, Rebecca returns for the 2013 season portraying Serpetta in Mozart's La finta giardiniera. A favorite among audiences in Pittsburgh, Rebecca can be seen this October in performances of the inaugural season of Pittsburgh's newly formed opera company 'Resonance Works' as one of the famed witches in Verdi's Macbeth .