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Rebecca de Pont Davies

Mezzo-soprano

  • With her powerful voice and charismatic stage presence, Rebecca de Pont Davies has established herself as one of the leading singer-actors of her generation. Highlights in the 2017/18 season include her house debut at the Opéra National de Paris as Zita Gianni Schicchi alongside Vittorio Grigolo, under the baton of Maxime Pascal. 

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  • Recent highlights include Kabanicha Káťa Kabanová at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Auntie Peter Grimes at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Lisbon, Mother Lulu for English National Opera, a return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Hostess of the Inn in Richard Jones’ new production of Boris Godunov under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano, The Marchioness La Fille du Regiment at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Ruth Pirates of Penzance at the Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, the Théâtre de Caen and English National Opera, Katisha The Mikado for Scottish Opera, Aunt Kaye in Mark Anthony Turnage's Anna Nicole at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Filipyevna Eugene Onegin for Grange Park Opera, Mrs Sedley Peter Grimes for Opera North and Grange Park Opera, Auntie Peter Grimes for English National Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Geneviève Pelléas et Mélisande at the Aalto Musiktheater in Essen.


    Previous international performances also include Klytemnestra opposite Susan Bullock for Opera North, her first Herodias, Die Hexe for Theater Bielefeld, Beggar Woman Sweeney Todd, in a new production for Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Mrs Sedley Peter Grimes at the Liceu Bercelona and in Valencia, Zweite Magd Elektra, and Mother in Jonathan Harvey's Wagner Dream for De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam. An enthusiastic exponent of contemporary music, Rebecca has appeared with Lontano and the Endymion Ensemble in works such as Henze's El re del Harlem, Berio's Folksongs, Judith Weir's Consolations of Scholarship, and with the London Sinfonietta she sang Wife/Doreen/Waitress 1/Sphynx 2 in Mark Anthony Turnage's Greek as part of the BBC's Momentum series at the Barbican.


    On the concert platform, Rebecca’s appearances have included performances in a wide variety of works with many of Britain's leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia and the English Chamber Orchestra.


    Rebecca was born in London and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She made her debut at Glyndebourne in Death in Venice and made her ENO debut as Emilia in Verdi's Otello before becoming a company artist. Her many roles during this time include Ulrica Un Ballo in Maschera, Mistress Quickly Falstaff, Mrs Sedley Peter Grimes, Ottavia Poppea, Genevieve Pelléas et Mélisande, Theatre Dresser/Schoolboy/Groom Lulu, Albine Thais, Annina Der Rosenkavalier, Flosshilde Das Rheingold, Siegrune Die Walküre, Page Salome (also recorded for Chandos), Mother Goose The Rake’s Progress and 3rd Secretary Nixon in China.

    2017 -18 season / 458 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Opera repertoire

Adams, John
Third Secretary to Mao Nixon in China
Pasqualita Doctor Atomic


Berlioz
Ursule Béatrice et Bénédict


Bernstein
Old Lady Candide


Britten
Mrs Sedley/Auntie Peter Grimes
Bianca The Rape of Lucretia
Florence Pike Albert Herring
Mrs Grose Turn of the Screw


Butler
Suzanne A Better Place


Debussy
Genevieve Pelléas et Mélisande


Donizetti
The Marchioness La fille du regiment 


Dvořák
Jezibaba Rusalka


Gilbert & Sullivan
Ruth Pirates of Penzance
Katisha The Mikado 


Harvey 
Mother Wagner Dream


Henze
Beroe The Bassarids


Humperdink
Die Hexe Hänsel und Gretel


Janáček
Kabanicha Katya Kabanova


Mussorgsky
Hostess of the Inn Boris Godunov 


Poulenc 
Madame de Croissy Carmélites


Puccini
Frugola Il tabarro
La Zia Principessa Suor Angelica
Zita Gianni Schicchi


Prokofiev
Princess Marya War and Peace


Sondheim
Beggar Woman Sweeney Todd
Old Women Sunday in the Park with George
Jack's Mother Into the Woods 


Strauss
Klytemnestra Elektra
Gaea Daphne
Die Muschel Die Aegyptische Helene
Die Haushaelterin Die Schweigsame Frau
Leda Die Lieber der Danae
Annina Der Rosenkavalier
Herodias Salome 


Stravinsky
Mother Goose The Rake’s Progress
Baba The Turk The Rake’s Progress


Turnage
Wife / Doreen / Waitress 1 / Sphynx 2 - Greek
Aunt Kaye Anna Nicole


Tchaikovsky
Countess Queen of Spades
Filipyevna Eugene Onegin 


Verdi
Mistress Quickly Falstaff
Ulrica Un ballo in maschera


Wagner
Erda Das Rheingold / Siegfried
1st Norn Götterdämmerung
Schwertleite Die Walküre Siegrune Die Walküre
Flosshilde Das Rhinegold / Götterdämmerung
Mary Der Fliegende Holländer
Magdalene Die Meistersinger


Weinburg
Bronka The Passenger

Concert repertoire

J.S. Bach
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Christmas Oratorio
Magnificat


C.P.E. Bach
Magnificat


Beethoven
Symphony No.9
Mass in C


Berio
Folksongs


Bernstein
Chichester Psalms


Britten
Phaedra


De Falla
El Amor Brujo
7 Popular Spanish Songs


Dvořák
Requeim
Stabat Mater


Elgar
The Dream of Gerontius
The Musicmakers
The Kingdom
Sea Pictures


Handel 
Messiah
Israel in Egypt
Samson
Judas Maccabeus
Jeptha
Dixit Dominus


Henze
El Re del Harlem


Mahler, Alma
4 Early Songs


Mozart
Requiem
Vespers
Mass in C
Missa Brevis


Pergolesi
Stabat Mater


Ravel
Les Chansons madécasses


Tippett
A Child of Our Time


Weir
Consolations of Scholarship


Verdi
Requiem

...the always impeccable Rebecca de Pont Davies, was magnificent in the role, both in character and in voice

Seen and heard International, July 2016

… steals the show with her electrifyingly sinister Auntie

Daily Telegraph

Rebecca de Pont Davies sings with fearsome authority

New York Times

Intermusica represents Rebecca de Pont Davies worldwide

Julia Maynard
Director / Head of Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9902
jmaynard@intermusica.co.uk

Eleanor Freedman
Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9907
efreedman@intermusica.co.uk

Phillippa Scammell
Administrator, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9945

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Tim Mead

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Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles