Rebecca Bottone was born in Bedfordshire and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Recent and future engagements include Queen Tye Akhnaten at English National Opera‚ Peter Pan and Pelléas et Mélisande (Welsh National Opera)‚ Yum Yum The Mikado‚ Clorinda La Cenerentola and Mabel The Pirates of Penzance (Scottish Opera)‚ Constance The Sorcerer (National Gilbert & Sullivan Company)‚ Ilia Idomeneo at Blackheath Halls‚ and Hugh Wood’s Epithalamion at the BBC Proms.
Further appearances include First Innocent in the world premiere of Birtwistle’s Minotaur and First Niece Peter Grimes (Royal Opera House‚ Covent Garden)‚ Cricket and Parrott in the world premiere and subsequently the USA premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opera North and Minnesota Opera)‚ Blonde Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Aix-en-Provence Festival conducted by Minkowski)‚ Marie in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna (Manchester International Festival)‚ Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Garsington Opera)‚ Amanda in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (English National Opera)‚ Anne Egerman A Little Night Music‚ Johanna Sweeney Todd‚ The Sound of Music and Carrie Carousel (Théâtre du Châtelet‚ Paris)‚ Rosmene Imeneo (Barbican)‚ Semira Artaxerxes and the Maid in Ades’ Powder Her Face at the Linbury Studio‚.
Rebecca has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras‚ including the SCO‚ the RSNO‚ the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Gabrieli Consort and Players under Paul McCreesh; she has sung Charmeuse in ’Thais’ under Eschenbach with Renee Fleming and also performed with the AAM and the RAI Turin under Christopher Hogwood; the CBSO‚ the Halle and the Manchester Camerata under Stephen Bell; St John Passion with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan; the Philharmonia Orchestra under Sir Charles Mackerras; and the Tonhalle Zürich under Sir Mark Elder.
Recordings include Cis Albert Herring with Richard Hickox and EMI and two Rossini roles for Opera Rara‚ Eurice Adelaide di Borgognia and Cleone Ermione. She has made appearances in BBC2’s Television documentary The Genius of Beethoven with the English Chamber Orchestra‚ David Starkey’s Music and Monarchy and the role of a singer in Steven Poliakoffs acclaimed film Capturing Mary.