Soprano Rebecca Choate Beasley has established herself as a performer of remarkable range and ability, singing opera, oratorio, art song and chamber music. Her opera roles have included Climene in L’Egisto, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, La Statue in Pygmalion, the title role in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, and Cloris in Zéphyre with Concert Royal and the New York Baroque Dance Company. Among her musical theatre credits are Rose Maurrant in Street Scene, Julie Jordan in Carousel, and Violet Hilton in Side Show.
A specialist in early music, Rebecca has performed internationally at festivals including the Boston Early Music Festival, Berkeley Early Music Festival, and the Misiones de Chiquitos International American Renaissance and Baroque Music Festival in Bolivia.
As a concert soloist, she has sung under the direction of Helmuth Rilling and Dallas Opera music director Graeme Jenkins, and has performed with such notable groups as Armonia Celeste, Concert Royal, San Francisco Concert Chorale, Mercury Baroque, Catacoustic Consort, Dallas Bach Society, and the Orchestra of New Spain. Her discography includes Rameau’s Pygmalion with Concert Royal (Centaur Records), Lee Johnson’s Every Matter Under Heaven: an American Oratorio with the Russian National Orchestra (CCn’C Records), and Udite Amanti: Lovers Beware! with Armonia Celeste (Centaur Records).
Rebecca holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas, and has served on the faculties of Tusculum College and Belmont University. As a part of the noted composer Jake Heggie’s residency at the University of North Texas, Rebecca was honored to return as a guest alumna to perform the song cycle “The Deepest Desire” with Gustavo Romero (piano) and School of Music Dean James Scott (flute).