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 Akhrossimova/War & Peace, and Komponist/Ariadne auf Naxos

Her concert engagements include Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music at BBC Proms, conducted by Donald Runnicles, Verdi Requiem at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh and Ronald Corp’s The Wayfarer at the 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. 

Recent highlights include 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. Engagements this season include 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.


Longborough debut: Wellgunde/Das Rheingold (2019)