REBECCA RINGLE KAMAREI
Praised by Opera News for her “richly focused voice”, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle Kamarei’s performances have brought her acclaim on operatic and concert stages. Her New York City Opera début as Lola in Cavalleria rusticana was hailed as “sultry” and “sweetly sung” by The Wall Street Journal and London’s Financial Times. She returned to NYCO as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Dorothée in Cendrillon. Last season brought Rebecca back to The Metropolitan Opera for productions of The Hours and La Traviata as well as to Smith College for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. This season, she joins the South Florida Symphony for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society for a concert of Bach cantatas.
In recent seasons, Rebecca joined The Metropolitan Opera for productions of Akhnaten, Elektra, Brett Dean’s Hamlet, as Marnie’s shadow in Marnie, and the cover of Rossweisse in Die Walküre. Additionally, she performed Lucienne in Die tote Stadt with the Bard Summerscape; appeared as Catherine in Shining Brow with UrbanArias; Arnalta in L’incoronazione di Poppea with Cincinnati Opera; Maddalena in Rigoletto with Baltimore Concert Opera; sang Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Rogue Valley Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, and Brevard Symphony; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Cheyenne Symphony; Verdi’s Requiem with the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra;Handel’s Messiah with Augustana College, the Omaha and Jacksonville Symphonies, and Rhode Island Philharmonic; Elijah with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the New West Symphony. [read more...]
"... elegant mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle Kamarei..." – Voce de Meche
Alma Mahler Concert – “The songs were brought to life by the elegant mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle Kamarei whose precision with German was that of an eingeboren. Consonants were crisp and every word was given meaning. Add to that her rich timbre, meaningful phrasing, and elegant stature. Her fine performance was accompanied by pianist Bryan Wagorn who was an equal partner throughout... These songs definitely merit further hearing."
“... superb…” – Seen and Heard International
L’incorazione di Poppea – “Some of the saltier characters have some of the best music of the evening. At the top of that list is Arnalta, Poppea’s cheeky Nurse, whose lullaby, ‘Obblivion soave’, would be welcomed by anyone at bedtime, especially as delivered by the superb mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle Kamarei."
"... outstanding…” – The Washington Post
Shining Brow – “The outstanding mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle, her voice dark and warm and a tangible anchor in the ensembles.”
"... gorgeously and heartbreakingly eloquent..." – The Commercial Appeal
Dido and Aeneas – “Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle as Dido is gorgeously and heartbreakingly eloquent, a joy to hear.”
"... Her voice is focused, sure and attractively distinctive..." – LA Times
Verdi’s Requiem– “A young mezzo-soprano, Rebecca Ringle, in fact, brought serious operatic attitude. In the "Liber Scriptus," she, too, warns of awaiting judgment... Ringle conveyed the implacable force of a woman wronged. But she also brought tenderness, even a little bit of not so holy sexiness elsewhere to Verdi's multi-faceted vocal writing. Her voice is focused, sure and attractively distinctive. She is currently assigned small parts at the Metropolitan Opera. She should be singing big ones.”