Bristol based Mezzo soprano Rebecca Chellappah holds a Masters in Music with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). She works full time as a mezzosoprano and singing teacher.
Rebecca's full opera roles include the title roles of Bizet's Carmen (2017) Bristol Opera which won National Opera and Dramatic Association UK Best Operatic production 2018, Popova in Walton's The Bear (2019), Helene in Offenbach's La Belle Helena( Bristol Opera, UK 2019), Hermia in Britten's Midsummer Nights Dream (New Opera Singapore 2019), Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville (2017) with Tessitoura, Delilah in Saint-Saëns Samson and Delilah (Bristol Opera 2020, Preston Opera 2008) , Mistress Quickly in Verdi's Falstaff (2018) Tessitoura, Mother Marie in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites(2018), Madame Larina (2018) and Filipyvena in Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, Geneviève in Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande , Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart , Mrs. Peachum in Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera and Mrs. Pasek in The Cunning Little Vixen by Janacek.
An active recitalist, Rebecca has given many well received song recitals in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and the UK. In demand as an alto soloist, her oratorio performances include Mahler's 8th Symphony, Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart's Requiem, Mozart's Solemn Vespers, Karl Jenkin's The Armed Man and Stabat Mater as well as Rossini's Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle.
Rebecca also teaches singing technique. Rebecca believes that everyone should enjoy the pleasure of singing and loves helping others find the best in their voices. She is very passionate about the promotion of a healthy lifelong singing technique and firmly believes that singing is simply good for the soul!