REBECCA COMERFORD

 
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Hailed by Variety Magazine as a "standout character actress" in the cult classic comedy, The Living Wake, as "the future of lyric theatre in America" by Classical Voice Magazine, and "brilliant" by the Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Rebecca Comerford's voice and sincere dramatic intensity has been felt in concert halls, theaters and movie screens across America and Europe.

As a concert soloist she has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall/Lincoln Center, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Symphony Space, The Orpheum Theatre Memphis, Vienna Staatsoper and Aspen Music Festival, favorite roles include Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia and The Virgin Mary in John Adam’s modern opera, El Niño with Aspen Opera Theatre, and as the frenetic Lucy Brown in the Off Broadway revival of Kurt Weill’s Three Penny Opera.

Her latest one-woman show "Songs of Resistance and Rebellion" recently made it's debut at New York City's iconic Neue Galerie as part of the Cafe Sabarsky Cabaret Series, with collaborator and Broadway Music Director, Anna Dagmar on the piano.

As an actor she has been seen in such films as the SXSW Audience Winner, Explicit Ills, opposite the Roots frontman, Tariq Trotter, Iranian film maker Shirin Neshat's experimental short, Issar, The Living Wake opposite Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg and as a writer, composer and lead in the period western, Sulphur Mountain.

In addition to her original compositions and librettos, Rebecca co-founded Ojai Youth Opera Company in 2014, the first autonomous youth opera theatre in America, dedicated to telling original stories with a socially conscious message for youth. OYO has brought some of the best and brightest in the Opera field to mentor young singers ages 7-18 to the idillic Ojai Valley every summer. These artists include Metropolitan Opera star, Falk Struckmann, contralto Nicole Mitchell and conductor, Kostis Protopapas.

Rebecca is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA, Actors Equity and Opera America.