Originally from Sussex, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Leggett is currently studying for a Masters in Vocal Studies at the Royal College of Music with Alison Wells. Prior to this, Rebecca completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire graduating with First Class Honours and the TCM Trust Silver Medal for Voice.
Rebecca is the recipient of the Coro Nuovo Young Musician of the Year 2018, a competition that supports young musicians from Sussex. Whilst at Trinity Laban she was awarded the Wilfred Greenhouse Allt Prize for Oratorio & Cantata and first prize in the Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition, with pianist Ashley Beauchamp. So far at RCMRebecca has taken in part Song Plus recitals run by Audrey Hyland and received a Highly Commended at the 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 - an opportunity that arose from her time spent in Glyndebourne Youth Opera.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).
This 2019 festival season, Rebecca joined The Grange Festival Chorus for a rare staging of Handel's Belshazzar in collaboration with The Sixteen as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, conducted by Harry Christophers and directed by Daniel Slater.
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. Concert highlights include Bach’s Magnificat at Cadogan Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Copland’s In the Beginning at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the North Wiltshire Symphony Orchestra and Handel's Israel in Egypt at St. Johns Smith Square. 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.