Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Krouner is a versatile performer praised for her sumptuous voice and commitment to character. Classical Sonoma deemed her interpretation of Carmen “fiery and sultry” with a “luscious, powerful voice of wide range and dynamics.” In a testament to Ms. Krouner’s deep character building work, Operaphile called her portrayal of Azucena in Il Trovatore “seeth[ing] with intensity.”
Ms. Krouner has recently returned to the Boston area from California. In 2017, she performed the title role in Carmen with Panopera, Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos at Lowell House Opera, and Marcello in MetroWest Opera’s regional premiere of La Femme Bohème, an all-female version of Puccini’s La Bohème. She has also sung with Odyssey Opera, Boston Civic Symphony, Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, the Harvard Radcliffe Chorus with Grand Harmonie, Newton Community Chorus, and the Paul Madore Chorale.
As a Resident Artist at Opera San Jose in the 2012-2013 season, Rebecca performed Azucena (Il Trovatore), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), and the Abbess (Suor Angelica). Other roles include Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dritte Dame in a new adaptation of Die Zauberflöte, Meg Page (Falstaff), King Egeo (Teseo), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Lady Ella (Patience), and Annina (La Traviata).
Concert highlights include the alto soloist in the Verdi Requiem, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Durufle Requiem, Mendelssohn Magnificat, and Elgar’s Sea Pictures, and a premiere with the San Francisco contemporary chamber group Earplay.
Rebecca earned her master’s degree in voice at the Manhattan School of Music, where she portrayed ‘Herself’ in the New York premiere of Milton Granger’s The Proposal and sang in Die Zauberflöte and Béatric
In the 2017-2018 season, Rebecca will sing two roles with Boston Opera Collaborative: Mabel Bell in Voice on the Wire, a one-woman opera about Mabel Bell, the deaf wife of Alexander Graham Bell; and Hannah After in As One, a chamber opera about the journey of a transgender woman’s transition to her true self.