Biographies

Opera Biography

Rebecca Hass has enjoyed a rich and varied musical career that has embraced opera, concert work, musicals and cabarets. She has sung on stages across Canada, appearing with almost every Canadian opera company. Rebecca is well known for her strong stagecraft, bringing vibrant characterizations, strong vocals and an intelligent stage presence to her work. Performing highlights have included Azucena in Il Trovatore with the Astoria Music Festival in Oregon, The old Baroness in Vanessa, Bloody Mary in South Pacific and premiering the new musical The Life Inside with The Belfry Theatre. Upcoming engagements include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Victoria Symphony, Macbeth with Morris Panych directing and a turn as Mrs.Herring in Albert Herring with Pacific Opera Victoria in 2013. A graduate of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble and The Merola Program of San Francisco Opera, she also can be heard often on CBC radio 2’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera as a guest host and as the advice columnist ‘Dear Mezzomom’

Concert Biography

Rebecca is well known for her rich luxurious sound and powerful dramatic interpretations in both opera and orchestral work across Canada. Symphony performance highlights have included Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla with the Victoria Symphony, Verdi Requiem with Victoria Symphony and the Hamilton Philharmonic  as well as Beethoven’s Ninth  with the Vancouver Symphony. Rebecca is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble and the Merola Program of San Francisco Opera.  Well known as an operatic performer Rebecca has great diversity having been featured with Tapestry New Opera Works  to singing Bloody Mary in South Pacific with Edmonton Opera. As a soloist Rebecca has enjoyed singing with almost very opera company in Canada and the symphonies of Vancouver, Victoria, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Halifax and Newfoundland. Broadcast as a vocal soloist regularly on CBC, Rebecca can now be heard speaking, instead of singing, as guest host on Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and as a freelance arts contributor.