Originally from Sussex, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Leggett recently graduated with First Class Honours from Trinity Laban (TL) and is currently studying for a Masters in Vocal Studies at the Royal College of Music with Alison Wells.
Rebecca is the recipient of the Coro Nuovo Young Musician of the Year 2018, a competition that supports young musicians from Sussex. She is the winner of the TL Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition 2016 and also a finalist at the Junior Kathleen Ferrier Award 2015 and TL English Song Competition 2017, all with pianist Ashley Beauchamp. She also recently received a Highly Commended at the RCM Lieder Competition. Rebecca made her operatic debut in the role of Flora (Turn of the Screw, Britten) for the Florence opera house (Opera di Firenze) in Italy, and understudied the role on the Glyndebourne Tour.Other opera roles include creating the character of Charlotte in the world premiere of Banished (Stephen McNeff) with Trinity Laban Opera, Zerlina (cover) and chorus in Don Giovanni (Mozart) with Headfirst Productions, Third Spirit in The Magic Flute (Mozart) with Hampstead Garden Opera, Gossip in Noye’s Fludde (Britten) and First Witch in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) both with Blackheath Halls Opera.Opera scenes include Miss Todd in The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti), Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Cenerentola in La Cenerentola (Rossini), Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) and Nancy in Albert Herring (Britten).
Rebecca is a keen concert soloist, regularly performing Bach’s oratorios and other major early music works with groups such as the Baroque Collective, led by Alison Bury. Recent concert highlights include Bach’s Magnificat at Cadogan Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Whitgift School, Copland’s In the Beginning at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the North Wiltshire Symphony Orchestra.
For three years, Rebecca was a choral scholar at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir with Ralph Allwood MBE and a member of the Trinity Laban Chamber Choir with Stephen Jackson. Rebecca was also a member of the prestigious Genesis Sixteen led by Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan.