Originally from Sussex, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Leggett is in her fourth year at Trinity Laban studying with Alison Wells. In May 2015, Rebecca appeared in the role of Flora (Turn of the Screw, Britten) for Opera di Firenze in Italy, and understudied the role on the Glyndebourne Tour 2014.
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, all with pianist Ashley Beauchamp. Opera roles include: Charlotte in the world premiere of Stephen McNeff’s opera Banished for Trinity Laban, chorus/Zerlina (cover) in Don Giovanni for Headfirst Productions, Third Spirit in The Magic Flute for Hampstead Garden Opera, chorus in Carmen and a Gossip in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, both for Blackheath Halls Opera, chorus in Die Fledermaus for PuzzlePiece Opera, First Witch/Chorus in Dido and Aeneas with the Kantanti Ensemble, chorus/principal understudy in the community opera Imago and ensemble/soloist in the youth project Into the Harbour, both at Glyndebourne. Roles in opera scenes and workshops include Miss Todd in Menotti's Old Maid and the Thief, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Annabel Arden.
For the past three years, Rebecca was a choral scholar at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir with Ralph Allwood and a member of the Trinity Laban Chamber Choir with Stephen Jackson. Rebecca was also a member of Genesis Sixteen 2016 lead by Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan and this year, has been a member of the contemporary music group Rubythroat run by Linda Hirst.
Rebecca is a regular concert soloist, recent performances include: Alto soloist in Bach's St Matthew Passion; St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria. She was also the mezzo soloist for Aaron Copland's In the Beginning with the Trinity Laban Chamber Choir conducted by Stephen Jackson.