Rebecca Cassidy, a soprano of remarkable talent, has emerged from Townsville to become an eminent figure in the Opera world, especially lauded for her superior soprano range that boasts a lusciously rich timber and impressively agile high notes. Her vocal prowess has earned high praise from Limelight magazine and through her comprehensive training at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU), she has captured critical acclaim and a host of prestigious awards—including the revered Wagner Prize and the Trinity College London Exhibition Award.
Her expansive operatic repertoire, featuring both significant operatic parts and her powerful presence in concert performances as a lead soloist, has solidified Rebecca's status as a distinguished artist on the Australian opera circuit. She has had remarkable engagements with Opera Queensland and Southern Cross Soloists, showcasing her mastery and leaving a lasting impact through her performances.
In 2020, Rebecca received the distinct honor of being the first artist chosen to lead the revitalization of Opera Queensland’s Young Artist program. This appointment, coupled with her four-year stint as the lead soprano with Underground Opera, reflects her firm dedication to maintaining high standards and pursuing creative breakthroughs within the genre.
Her exceptional solo performances have been applauded alongside prestigious groups, such as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Youth Orchestra, and within the celebrated Opera at Jimbour event by the Queensland Music Festival with EnsembleQ. These performances speak volumes of her eclectic musical capabilities and deep-seated fervor for Opera.
Rebecca Cassidy made a stunning national television impression in 2023 as the headline act for the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols, entrancing viewers with her compelling performance. As she looks forward to 2024, Rebecca Cassidy is filled with excitement about the prospects of bringing her exquisite artistry and musical expression to audiences nationwide, further strengthening her position as a luminary in the opera genre.