Biography

      Brazilian Mezzo-Soprano Rebecca de Almeida switched from piano to voice just a couple of years before the pandemic hit, and is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought after Mezzo-Sopranos in Connecticut, both as an Opera singer and as a soloist.

       A native of Rio de Janeiro, she has performed a wide variety of roles throughout the US and Europe. Some favorites include Giulio Cesare (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Mercédès (Carmen) with CT Lyric Opera; Carmen (Carmen) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with Vincerò Academy; La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica) and Dorabella (Così fan tutte) with Greve Opera Academy in Italy.

       Her love and passion for music making started with piano. Rebecca  graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in the class of the prestigious Luiz Senise, and she earned a Masters Degree in Piano Performance with emphasis in Pedagogy from the University of Hartford under the guidance of Luiz de Moura Castro. Since then, she has developed an interest for the Taubman Technique and has had lessons with Edna Golandsky, founder of the Golandsky Institute in NYC.

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      Rebecca Almeida’s achievements include 1st prize at XXVI Concurso Latino Americano Rosa Mística, II Concurso Nacional Jovem Destaque, two times winner of ‘Concurso Villa Lobos’ as well as 2nd prize at  20º Concurso de Piano ArtLivre - Prova Estímulo. She has performances at renowned venues such as Teatro Municipal de Niterói and CCBB in Brasil, and The Garde at New London, CT.  

         Rebecca de Almeida is the Music Director at the historical Church of the Good Shepherd in Hartford, CT. She actively performs in New England with CT Lyric Opera, Opera Theatre of Connecticut and The New Haven Chorale, as well as a duo with her husband Blake Hansen. 

 

         Her passion and devotion to educate young children in music and foster a love for Classical Music at a young age led Rebecca to develop her online programs for children 0 to 7. Music with Becca (in English) and Música com a Becca (in Portuguese) are part of Rebecca’s mission to bring Traditional Folk Music as well as Classical Music performed by professional musicians, choirs, and orchestras, to children of all ages. You can learn more about it here and by following her on Instagram.  

 

       The year starts exciting as Rebecca will be singing the roles of Cherubino and Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Vincerò Academy and the roles of Count Orlovsky (Die Fledermaus) and Giulio Cesare (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) with CT Lyric Opera, which will both grant her debut at The Bushnell. 

 

      During the Summer Rebecca de Almeida will be taking Giulio Cesare (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) to Italy to sing under the tuscan sun as an Artist in Residence at Greve Opera Academy where she will also sing Vivaldi's Magnificat and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. And after being back to the States, she will dive into Flora (La Traviata) and "drum roll" to her favorite Operatic character...Carmen (Carmen) with Opera Theatre of Connecticut.

 

       Rebecca de Almeida is feeling incredibly blessed to be making debuts in Mexico and Carnegie Hall at the 2022-2023 season.

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