Performance Year: 2017
Praised by Opera News for her “richly focused voice,” young mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle has found acclaim on operatic and concert stages. The 2012–13 season brought her Metropolitan Opera mainstage debut, singing Rosswisse in Die Walküre (which she also sang for the Tanglewood Festival), her role debut as Rosina in Barber of Seville with the Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Stravinsky’s Requiem Canticles with the Bard Music Festival, and her return to the Marlboro Music Festival for the third time. In the 2013–14 season, she returned to the Met for Shostakovich’s The Nose, and participated in performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Handel’s Messiah and Verdi’s Requiem. Her New York City Opera debut as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana was hailed as “sultry” and “sweetly sung” by the Wall Street Journal and London’s Financial Times.
A frequent performer of new music, Rebecca appeared with concert harpist Grace Cloutier and soprano Jennifer Black in May 2006 at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall with Stanzas in Meditation, a work written for this trio by Sarah Kirkland Snider. She has performed Schoenberg’s Das buch der hängenden Gärten, Frazelle’s Appalachian Folksongs, Argento’s Casa Guidi, and Bolcom’s I Will Breathe a Mountain in recital.
Rebecca is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the Yale School of Music and has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Spazio Musica Orvieto Concorso per Cantanti Lirici and the Heida Hermanns International Opera Competition. She competed in Vienna at the international level of the 2007 Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.