“Rebecca Nelsen gives a brilliant role debut as Lulu, both as a singer and as an actress. Her stage presence is impressive, the special color of her soprano...” 

Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung  2018


"Rebecca Nelsen quickly proves to be the perfect cast for this vocal, intellectual and emotional challenge." Leipzig Volkszeitung May, 2018 -


Operatic Soprano, Rebecca Nelsen, does not shy away from challenging roles, having recently performed Lulu, Violetta, Konstanze, Rosina, Marilyn Monroe, and Susanna as well as roles like Pamina, Adele, Gretel, Lauretta, Clara in Porgy and Bess - Operetta roles like Adele, Laura in Bettelstudent, Julia de Weert in Der Vetter aus Dingsda -  and even forays into the Broadway repertoire with lead roles in musicals like Kismet, Vivaldi the Musical, and Brigadoon and concert repertoire such as Carmina Burana, Beethoven 9, and Mozart's Exultate Jubilate.  


Rebecca Nelsen's performance highlights include principal roles in the Bavarian State Opera, the Dresden Semperoper, the Salzburger Festspiele, the Vienna Volksoper, the Cologne Opera, La Fenice in Venice, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Leipzig Opera, the Perm Opera in Russia, Oper Angers/Nantes, the Malmö Opera, the Musikverein in Vienna, the MUPA in Budapest, and Severance Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra.

She has sung major roles with conductors Teodor Currentzis, Fabio Luisi, Myung-whun Chung, Stefan Soltesz, Alexander Joel, Peter Eötvös, Hans Graf, Julia Jones, Evan Rogister, Rafael Payare and Alfred Eschwé.

Rebecca just celebrated her successful debut at Opera Monte Carlo this season as Konstanze in Mozart's Die Enführung aus dem Serail and is looking forward to role debuts as Antonia in Offenbach's Les contes d'hoffmann and Erydike in Offenbach's Orpheus in der Unterwelt before the 18/19 season concludes. 

Ms. Nelsen looks forward to the 19/20 season with major debuts in the Savonlinna Opera festival, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and a concert tour with the London Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen performing the Lulu-Suite by Alban Berg and the role of Madame Silberklang in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor in venues like London Royal Festival Hall, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the The National Music Auditorium in Madrid and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées as well as a full and rewarding season in her home house, the Vienna Volksoper, including a role debut as Hanna in Lehar's Die Lustige Witwe 

(for a more detailed bio or a bio in German, please click the "bio" link on the right.) 




L. v. Beethoven - Fidelio - Marzellina

A. Berg - Lulu - Lulu

L. Bernstein - Candide - Cunegonde (excerpts) 

G. Bryars - Marilyn Forever - Marilyn Monroe 

J. Casken - God’s Liar - The Women

C. Cech/C. Monteverdi - Orfeo - Eurydike

G. Donizetti - La fille du régiment - Marie*

G. Donizetti - L’elisir d’amore - Adina*

G. Donizetti - Don Pasquale - Norina*

P. Eötvös - Paradise Reloaded (Lilith) - Eve

G. Gershwin - Porgy and Bess - Clara*(role debut 2019)

Gilbert/ Sullivan - Pirates of Penzance - Mabel

C. W. Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice - Euridice

E. Künnecke - Der Vetter aus Dingsda -Julia de Weert

J. S. Mayr - Fedra - Ippolito

J. Haydn - Orlando Paladino - Eurilla

P. Hindemith - Cardillac - Daughter

E. Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel - Gretel

W. A. Mozart- Cosi fan tutte - Despina, Fiordiligi

W. A. Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor - Mme Silberklang

W. A. Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Konstanze

W. A. Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Pamina

W. A. Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna*

W. A. Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro - Susanna, Contessa*

O. Nicolai - Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Anna*

J. Offenbach - Les Contes d’Hoffmann - Olympia, Antonia*(role debut 2019) 

J. Offenbach -  Orpheus in der Unterwelt - Euridice 

G. Puccini - Gianni Schicchi - Lauretta

G. Puccini - La Bohème - Musetta, Mimi

G. Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Rosina

G. Rossini - Il Turco in Italia - Fiorilla

J. Strauss - Die Fledermaus - Adele

R. Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier - Sophie

I. Strawinsky - The Rake’s Progress - Anne Trulove*

M. Tippett - The Knot Garden - Flora

G. Verdi - La Traviata - Violetta

G. Verdi - Rigoletto - Gilda

G. Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera - Oscar*


J.S. Bach - Johannes-Passion - Soprano Solo

J.S. Bach - Matthäus-Passion - Soprano Solo

J.S. Bach - H Moll Messe - Soprano Solo

J.S. Bach - diverse Kantaten - Soprano Solo

Berg - Lulu Suite 

J. Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem - Soprano Solo

L. v. Beethoven - Missa Solemnis - Soprano Solo

L. v. Beethoven - Ninth Symphony - Soprano Solo

Peter Eötvös - Octet Plus for Soprano and Ensemble

Peter Eötvös - Le Balcon - Soprano Solos

G.F. Händel - Messiah - 

Soprano Solo

Haydn - Die Schöpfung (The Creation) - Soprano Solo

Haydn - Jahreszeiten- Soprano Solo

Mahler - Rückertlieder 

W. A. Mozart- Exultate Jubilate - Soprano Solo

W. A. Mozart - Requiem - Soprano Solo 

W. A. Mozart - c-moll Messe - Soprano Solo 

W.A.Mozart - „Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle“ - Konzertarie 

R. Strauss -Acht Gedichte - op. 10 Lieder 

R. Strauss -Drei Lieder für hohe Stimme op. 29  

R. Strauss -Drei Gesänge älterer deutscher Dichter für hohe Stimme op. 43

R. Strauss -Sechs Lieder  op.68 

R. Strauss - Vier Lieder op.27

C. Orff - Carmina Burana - Soprano Solo


Kolonovits - Vivaldi - Annina Giro'

Wilson - The Unsinkable Molly Brown - Molly Brown

Lerner - Brigadoon - Fiona* (role debut 2019)

Wright/Forrest - Kismet - Marsinah


Performed at: 

Vienna Volksoper

La Fenice

Semperoper Dresden

Malmö Opera

Perm Opera

La Traviata 

Performed at:

Leipzig Oper


Performed at: 

Garsington Opera

Glyndebourne Festival (cover) 

Opera Monte Carlo

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Performed at:

Garsington Opera

Salzburg Landestheater

Angers - Nantes Opera​​

Il Turco in Italia

Performed at:

Volksoper Vienna

Malmö Opera

Graz Opera 

Aalto Theater Essen 

Semperoper Dresden

Le Nozze di Figaro








Rebecca Nelsen is managed by: 

Sono Artists 

Samantha Farber


Mobile: +43 699 11 70 07 39



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