Rebecca Afonwy-Jones

Mezzo-soprano

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones studied at the Guildhall School of Music, London, and the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Rebecca was a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist and sang the title role in its touring production of Carmen, Fox/The Cunning Little Vixen, Resi/Intermezzo, and Countess Ceprano/Rigoletto. Further roles also include Cherubino/Le nozze di Figaro, Maria Akhrosimova/War & Peace, and Komponist/Ariadne auf Naxos.

Her concert engagements include Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music (BBC Proms, conducted by Donald Runnicles); Verdi Requiem (Usher Hall, Edinburgh); and Ronald Corp’s The Wayfarer (Royal Festival Hall). Rebecca also appeared as a Samling Artist at the Sage, Gateshead. Further concert engagements include Mahler 2nd Symphony at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and Verdi Requiem at St David’s Cathedral Festival.


Longborough debut: Wellgunde/Das Rheingold (2019)


Recent engagements: Mozart Requiem with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, St John Passion with the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, and Kerstin in Joseph Phibbs’s new chamber opera Juliana at Cheltenham Music Festival


Future engagements: Requiem Reflections at the North Wales International Music Festival, Flora/La traviata for Welsh National Opera, Mozart Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Handel’s Israel in Egypt at the Three Choirs Festival