Rebecca Hardwick

Genre: Soprano

Artist Reviews

"An astonishing event based around Stockhausen's challenging work for just two singers… Such was the performer's consummate technical that we completely forgot that this is a technically demanding work. Both performers were fully inside the performance and created something that was truly astonishing.”

Robert Hugill, , 5 stars Stockhausen ‘In the Sky’

“In The Sky should come as a shock, and a delightful one… Chambers and Hardwick maintained a mesmerising pitch of intensity through the cycle’s 45 minutes as they sat before us and opposite each other … Hardwick’s wide-eyed joy and assured dramatic soprano the line took on celebratory overtones of rebirth and renewal.”

Peter Quantrill, 5 stars Stockhausen ‘In the Sky’,,

"It was a splendid showcase for the soprano soloist Rebecca Hardwick, who beautifully portrayed Mary’s humility and awe. Rebecca displayed her versatility with her clear and prayerful “Panis Angelicus”

Peter Fletcher, Hereford choral society ‘Choral Classics’, The Hereford Times


Rebecca Hardwick is a versatile soprano based in London.

Rebecca read Music at the University of York, before studying at the Royal College of Music. She then completed the Opera Work course at English National Opera, and was an Apprentice with the Monteverdi Choir 2014-2015.
Her concert highlights include Handel ‘Messiah’ with the CBSO at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Bach ‘St Matthew Passion’ at Hampstead Parish Church, and Howells ‘Hymnus Paradisi’ with the British Sinfonia in Gloucester Cathedral. Rebecca is covering the roles of Nedda (I Pagliacci) and Nella (Gianni Schicchi) at Neville Holt Opera this summer. She will also perform Verdi ‘Requiem’ at the Royal Albert Hall.
Recent operatic highlights include First Bridesmaid in Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera House Covent Garden), Isabella in L’inganno Felice (Rossini, Wexford Festival Opera) Belinda (cover) in Dido’s Ghost (Dunedin Consort), and Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss, Berlin Opera Academy). Other concert appearances include Dyson’s ‘Quo Vadis’ at the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford Cathedral, Haydn ‘Creation’ in the Southern Cathedrals Festival in Salisbury Cathedral, and Handel ‘Messiah’ in Tewkesbury Abbey. As an ensemble singer, Rebecca appears internationally and on multiple recordings with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras, and was nominated by Sir John Eliot Gardiner for the Joaninha award. She is a Guest Artist with the Edvard Grieg Kor in Bergen, Norway, performing a series of concerts conducted by Ed Gardner.
Rebecca is an advocate for contemporary repertoire, and has performed Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the RCM, Stockhausen’s ‘In the sky I am walking’ in Germany and the UK, Thomas Adès’ ‘Five Eliot Landscapes’ and ‘Life Story’ at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying György Kurtág’s ‘Kafka Fragments’ for soprano and violin.

For Oratorio, Concert and Opera repertoire please scroll down

Oratorio performed
Bach Magnificat
Cantata BWV199 Mein Herze Schwimmt in Blut
Bach St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Britten War Requiem
Charpentier Te Deum
Esenvalds Passion and Resurrection
Faure Requiem
Handel Brockes Passion
Dixit Dominus
Haydn Creation
  Missa Sancti Nicolai
Mendelssohn  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Monteverdi Vespers
Mozart Coronation Mass
Credo Mass
Exultate Jubilate
Mass in C Minor
Mass in D
Orff Carmina Burana
Schubert  Mass in C
Mass in E flat
Mass in F
Mass in G
Verdi Requiem
Operatic Roles performed and/or studied
Ades The Maid Powder her face
Benjamin Agnes Written on Skin
Berg  Lulu (title role)
Marie Wozzeck
Britten The Governess The Turn of the Screw
Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Delibes Lakme (title role)
Dove Controller Flight
Dot/Day The Enchanted Pig
Handel Rodelinda (title role)
Artist: Rebecca Hardwick
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Soprano
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