Rebecca Nelsen, soprano

Rebecca Nelsen, soprano

Chan­da has enjoyed an ongo­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion with sopra­no Rebec­ca Nelsen, includ­ing a con­cert pro­gram depict­ing Shakespeare’s women, numer­ous record­ings and con­certs and a touch­ing trib­ute to com­pos­er Wal­ter Arlen.

As depict­ed below they thor­ough­ly enjoyed work­ing with pho­tog­ra­ph­er  Max­i­m­il­ian Van Lon­don.

The Inter­na­tion­al press has rec­og­nized her for being “Dev­as­tat­ing­ly on-tar­get”, “cap­ti­vat­ing”, “mul­ti-faceted”, “both vocal­ly and the­atri­cal­ly very capa­ble of trans­for­ma­tion”, “a tal­ent­ed actress who also vocal­ly leaves no wish unful­filled” and crit­ics have hailed her voice as “cap­ti­vat­ing­ly beau­ti­ful”, “bril­liant­ly nuanced,” “lumi­nous,” and most recent­ly: “The young sopra­no Rebec­ca Nelsen’s agile, bright sopra­no voice knows no bound­aries in the col­oratu­ra and loves bel can­to. Rebec­ca Nelsen is devel­op­ing into a lyric sopra­no of stature with excep­tion­al col­oratu­ra flu­id­i­ty who exhibits an enor­mous stage pres­ence.”

Young, Amer­i­can lyric col­oratu­ra sopra­no Rebec­ca Nelsen has already sung in such pres­ti­gious venues as the Musikvere­in in Vien­na, Aus­tria, the Gor­ki The­ater in Berlin and the Kawasa­ki and Biwako halls in Japan and she recent­ly made her debut at the Vien­na Volk­sop­er as Julia de Weert, Olivi­er Tambosi’s cel­e­brat­ed pre­miere of the operetta Der Vet­ter aus Dings­da. She also made her debut at the Sem­per Oper in Dres­den this past sea­son as Adele in Die Fle­d­er­maus and as Sophie Fan­i­nal in Der Rosenkava­lier under the baton of the acclaimed Mae­stro Fabio Luisi.

Rebec­ca began the 2009–2010 sea­son as the trag­ic cour­te­san, Vio­let­ta Valéry in a pro­duc­tion of her favorite opera, La Travi­a­ta, at the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy. She then sang the same role at the Sem­per­op­er in Dres­den in a new pro­duc­tion of La Travi­a­ta lat­er this sea­son. Rebecca’s oth­er roles for this sea­son inculde Susan­na in Le Nozze di Figaro and Blond­chen in Die Ent­führung aus dem Serail at the Sem­per­op­er in Dres­den. She will also reprise her role of Julia de Weert at the Volk­sop­er in Vien­na this sea­son in addi­tion to oth­er con­cert and record­ing engage­ments through­out Europe.

Rebec­ca began her pro­fes­sion­al career in Vien­na, singing sev­er­al lead roles with the Neue Oper Wien under the baton of Wal­ter Kobera – includ­ing co-pro­duc­tions with the Klang­bo­gen Fes­ti­val and the Bre­gen­z­er Fest­st­piele. Rebec­ca recent­ly fin­ished her sec­ond sea­son as a soloist in the ensem­ble of the State Opera in Brunswick, Ger­many under the musi­cal lead­er­ship of the renowned Mae­stro Alexan­der Joel. In Braun­schweig, Rebec­ca cel­e­brat­ed crit­i­cal­ly-acclaimed débuts as Gil­da in Rigo­let­to, Muset­ta in La Boheme, Sophie in Der Rosenkava­lier, Blond­chen in Die Ent­führung aus dem Serail, die Tochter in Cardil­lac, Euril­la in Orlan­do Pal­adi­no, Stasi in Die Csar­das­fürstin, as well as the pants-role Ippoli­to in Fedra by Johann Simon Mayr.