Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Printz, described by the Boston Phoenix as having “one of the richest and most deeply beautiful voices… heard from a young singer in many years”, is thrilled to have recently relocated to New York City.
Rebecca had the pleasure of spending last summer in Putney, Vermont as an artist at the Yellow Barn festival. There, she worked with composer-in-residence Shulamit Ran, and performed a number of 20th and 21st-century chamber works, including the North American premiere of Brett Dean's Madame ma bonne sœur.
In May 2022, Rebecca made her debut with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society as the alto soloist in PCMS's Gamut Bach Ensemble, and, in spring 2023, sang with Bach in Baltimore as the alto soloist in Bach's St. John Passion.
Rebecca spent the summers of 2019 and 2021 at Marlboro Music, where she performed Bach's solo alto cantata BWV 170 Vergnugte Ruh, Stravinsky’s Three Songs from William Shakespeare, and Brahms’s Liebeslieder Walzer, among other chamber works.
Rebecca completed post-graduate studies at the BU Opera Institute in the spring of 2020, studying under Associate Professor of Voice Penelope Bitzas. With BU Opera Theater, Rebecca performed the role "Hannah After" in Laura Kaminsky's chamber opera As One. She was also seen as Baba the Turk in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress at BU in early 2020. In 2019, Rebecca sang the title role in Tobias Picker's Dolores Claiborne. Her concert work in 2018 included a performance with Winsor music as the soloist in Bach's cantata BWV 82, Ich habe genug. Rebecca also had the pleasure of singing John Harbison's chamber work The Seven Ages with Collage New Music, and was praised for her "strong, rich mezzo", and a performance "[sung] with energy, grandeur, and love".
Rebecca spent the summer of 2018 as a Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she participated in a performance of Bernstein's A Quiet Place, among other TMC concerts.
In April 2018, Rebecca completed her Masters in vocal performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Professor of Voice William McGraw. Rebecca is also a graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she studied voice with Kendra Colton, as well as art history.
At CCM, Rebecca performed as Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Paquette in Candide, and Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon. In January 2017, Rebecca made her debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as the alto soloist in Bach's Cantata 150. As an undergraduate at Oberlin, Rebecca performed the title role in Oberlin Opera Theater’s production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, which was praised as “beautifully sung and acted” by Cleveland Classical. In prior Oberlin productions, Rebecca was seen in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene as Mrs. Hildebrand, Britten’s Albert Herring as Florence Pike, and Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus as a member of the ensemble.
Additionally, Rebecca has participated in masterclasses with Warren Jones, Renée Fleming, Roger Vignoles, Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz, Delores Ziegler, and Mildred Miller. She is currently a student of Mark Schnaible.