Meet our 2020 Young Artist, Rebecca Cassidy
Hailing 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, Ann Trulove from Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II. In addition to these operatic roles, Rebecca’s concert, oratorio and symphonic repertoire includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Handel’s Saul, Britten’s War Requiem and Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs.
Rebecca has been the recipient of awards including QCGU’s Wagner Prize, Trinity College London Exhibition Award and the Alton Budd Memorial Scholarship.
As Opera Queensland’s Young Artist in 2020, Rebecca is undertaking specialised music, language and stagecraft tuition, performing in concerts, and most significantly studied the role of Isolde in Tristan und Isolde.
Most recently, Rebecca featured in Opera Queensland’s n2019 touring production Songs To Die For, directed by Patrick Nolan.