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Rebecca Shorstein, Soprano

Soprano Rebecca Shorstein continues to delight audiences with her “radiant voice and captivating stage presence” at theaters across North America and Europe. Rebecca is thrilled to be returning to Opera on the James to perform the charming role of Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Previous performances with Opera on the James include two role debuts, Gretel in Hansel & Gretel and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. Other recent debuts for Rebecca include Noémie in Cendrillon and Jazz Trio in Trouble in Tahiti with Resonance Works Pittsburgh. She appeared as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Phoenicia Festival in upstate New York; at Hubbard Hall Opera and Resonance Works Pittsburgh as Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore; Adele in Die Fledermaus in her return to the New York Opera Exchange and in her debut with Undercroft Opera. On the concert stage, Rebecca made her debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Lawrence Siegel’s Kaddish under the baton of Maestro Eugene Tzigane, followed by a return to the RPO in her role debut as Annina in La Traviata under Music Director Ward Stare.