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Rebecca Caine was born in Toronto and studied at the Guildhall School of Music, London.
Uniquely, her career has been divided between Opera and Musical Theatre, making her West End debut at 19 in the role of Laurey in Oklahoma! She then sang the role of Eliza in My Fair Lady on the National tour. While making her debut at Glyndebourne as Amor in L'incoronazione di Poppea, she was asked to join the Royal Shakespeare Company where she created the role of Cosette in Les Miserables. After a successful West End run she joined the original cast of Phantom of the Opera to play Christine opposite Michael Crawford. She then returned to Toronto to repeat the role in the Canadian premiere of Phantom of the Opera. During her run in Toronto she joined the Canadian Opera Company to make her highly praised North American debut in the title role of Lulu.
Other work with the Canadian Opera Company includes: Vixen, Pamina, Despina, Micaëla. Elsewhere, roles include Pamina (Glimmerglass); Pamina, Musetta, Susanna (English National Opera); Ophelia Hamlet, Aminta Il re pastore, Anna 1 Seven Deadly Sins Opera North), Balkis L’incontro improvviso (Nice); Vixen (Spoleto); Violetta (Opera Northern Ireland), Clomiri Imeneo (Handel Opera Society)Mary Turner Of Thee I Sing, Leila The Pearlfishers (Atlanta Opera) Marguerite Faust(Opera Festival of New Jersey), Musetta (De Vlaamse Opera) Hanna The Merry Widow (Opera Holland Park), Mrs Coyle Owen Wingrave (Chicago Opera Theater)Susanna (Scottish Opera), Despina (De Vlaamse Opera, Scottish Opera) Julietta(National Theatre of Prague), Adina (New Zealand Opera).
World premieres include; Toronto Symphony Jezebel, title role, an Oratorio by Robertson Davies and Derek Holman, Opera North Playing Away, L.A. Lola by Howard Brenton and Benedict Mason, Canadian Opera Company The Golden Ass, Fotis, by Robertsonn Davies and Randolph Peters, Psappha Mr Emmett Takes a Walk, 6 female roles, by David Pountney and Peter Maxwell Davies. Edinburgh Festival Mathilde, M.Forestier by Conor Mitchell. Intolerance by Mark Ravenhill and Conor Mitchell, Tete a Tete Festival.
Miss Caine’s broadcasts for Radio 3 include Candide, One Touch of Venus, Trouble in Tahiti, The Telephone, Friday Night is Music Night and concerts of Bernstein, Porter and Kern.
Her extensive cabaret career has included Jermyn Street, the Pheasantry, Lauderdale House, Sydmonton, (Newbury Spring Festival), Exeter Festival, Cliveden, Theatre Barn and the Buxton Festival. She made her US cabaret debut at the Halsted Centre in Chicago and gave the first performance at the new Telus recital hall at the Royal College of Music in Toronto. Miss Caine was honoured to give the Noel Coward Birthday Cabaret at Drury Lane and regularly tours Canada in recital with Robert Kortgaard.
Miss Caine has sung in concert with the Orquesta Sinfonia de Barcelona, The Hague Philharmonic (Lulu Suite under Daniel Harding), Toronto Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra , Liverpool Philharmonic and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Her recordings are Les Miserables (original British cast), The Phantom of The Opera (Canadian album), Anything Goes, Future Sound of London, (Everyone is Doing Something Without Me) Babes in Toyland and Mr Emmett Takes A Walk.
Recent stage work includes Dahl in Preludes (Southwark Playhouse), Mrs Chasen in Harold and Maude (Charing Cross Theatre), Lady Dant/Mme Colbert in Flowers for Mrs Harris (Sheffield Crucible), The Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music in a UK tour, Lady Raeburn in Tete a Tete's Salad Days at The Riverside Studios, Elsa in The Sound of Music at Kilworth House Theatre, Lady Vale in Darling of The Day at The Union Theatre, London. Katisha in the Mikado at Charing Cross Theatre, London. The Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music in Beirut, Lebanon.
(Source: © Rebecca Caine 2013)
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