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Rebecca Murphy - Soprano

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About Rebecca Murphy - Soprano

Rebecca is a Soprano based between Northern Ireland and Scotland. She is a recent alumnus of the Northern Ireland Opera Studio.
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Magherafelt
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Rebecca trained at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, with Wilma MacDougall. She continues her studies privately with Kathryn Harries (founder of the National Opera Studio). Rebecca’s operatic roles include Liscione in La Dirindina for NI Opera, Rose Maurrant in Street Scene, Soprano 1 in Le Vin Herbé, Ella in If you can find me for NI Opera, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance for The Belfast Ensemble, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, and Maria in West Side Story. She has performed scenes as Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen, Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. An advocate for contemporary opera, she has also recently performed with The Belfast Ensemble as The Vile Little Girl in Conor Mitchell’s The Musician, as well as debuting as Talia in Sean Doherty’s Waking Beauty. Her Chorus work includes Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel (Scottish Opera), Pamplemousse – a children’s opera by Gregg Caffrey (NI Opera), Theodora (Sestina/Irish Baroque Orchestra), and Götterdämmerug under Sir Andrew Davies at the Edinburgh International Festival. Upcoming chorus work includes La Traviata, Carmen, and Krol Roger, all at Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland. In 2016, she was a finalist in Northern Ireland Opera’s Festival of Voice Competition. Also a keen ensemble singers, Rebecca has appeared with ensembles including Sestina, Genesis Sixteen, The Kellie Consort, RCS Voices, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Les Sirénes. In addition, she has made her recital debut at the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (in association with the Irish Heritage Bursary) after gaining second place in their Wigmore Hall competition 2017. She was also recently invited by BBC Northern Ireland to record a recital as part of their ‘Rosemary Street Young Artist recital series’. Rebecca’s concert performances include Handel Messiah, Handel Alexander’s Feast, Bach Cantata BWV 199,, Bach Magnificat, Brahms Requiem, Rutter Magnificat, Beethoven Mass in C, Vivaldi Gloria, Stanford Requiem, Mozart Vespers, and Handel Dixit Dominus.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Traditional church music, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Early music, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Traditional Irish folk, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Swing, Cabaret, Easy listening, Light music, Avant garde, Acoustic, Pop, French music, German music, Italian music, Spanish music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Actor, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

MUSICAL THEATRE
Bernstein – I feel pretty (West Side Story)
Bernstein – Somewhere (West Side Story)
Sondheim – I remember sky (Evening Primrose)
Sondheim – Anyone can whistle (Anyone can whistle)
Sondheim – Being Alive (Company)
Sondheim – Green Finch and Linnet Bird (Sweeney Todd)
Rodgers/Hammerstein – If I loved you (Carousel)
Gershwin – Someone to watch over me (Oh Kay!)
Gershwin – Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
Lloyd Webber – Think of me (Phantom of the Opera)
Lloyd Webber – Wishing you were somehow here again (Phantom of the Opera)
Lloyd Webber – Till I hear you sing (Love Never Dies)
EASY LISTENING/CROSSOVER
Goldrich – The Girl in 14G
Goldrich – Taylor the Latte Boy
Sherwin – A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
Vera Lynn – We’ll meet again
*Vera Lynn – White cliffs of Dover
Sartori/Quarrantotto – Con te Partiro
Eva Cassidy - Songbird
Gershwin - Someone to watch over me
Schubert/Bach - Ave Maria
Morricone/Ferraù - Nella Fantasia
CHRISTMAS/SEASONAL
Adam – O Holy Night
Gannon/Kent – I’ll be home for Christmas
Willson – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Martin/Blane – Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Grüber - Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
Traditional – Wexford Carol
Head – The Little Road to Bethlehem
LIEDER
Brahms - Meine liebe ist grün (Op.63)
Mendelssohn - Wenn durch die Piazzetta (Op.57)
Mozart - Abendempfindung (K.523)
Schumann - Mondnacht (Liederkreis, op.39)
Schumann - Du bist wie eine blume (WAB.64)
Schubert - Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt (Gesang aus, op.62)
Schubert - Die Junge Nonne Schubert (Op.43)
Schubert - Gretchen am Spinnrade (Op.2)
Strauss Letzte Blätter (Op.10) – Zueignung
Nichts
Die Nacht
Die Georgine
Die Verschwigenen
Allerseelen
FRENCH MELODIE
Faure - Aprés un Rêve (Trois Mélodies, Op.7)
Faure – Les roses d’Ispahan (Op.39)
Lully – Je Languis nuit et jour
Berlioz - L'origine de la Harpe (Op.2)
Berlioz - Villanelle (Les nuits d’été)
Chausson - Le Colibri (Op.2)
Debussy - Romance (Twelve Songs)
Ravel - Deux Épigrammes de Clément Marot – D’Anne qui me jecta de la niege, D’Anne jouant l’espinette
Chabrier - Pastorale des Cochons roses
Duparc - Élegie
ENGLISH SONG
Purcell – Sweeter than Roses (Pausinas)
Britten – The Salley Gardens
Walton – Three Songs - Daphne, Old Sir Faulk
Head - The Singer
Head - Over the rim of the moon – The Ships of Arcady
Beloved
A Blackbird Singing
Nocturne
Gurney - Five Elizabethan Songs – Orpheus
Tears
Under the Greenwood Tree
Sleep
Spring
IRISH FOLK SONG
Moore – Irish Melodies – O breathe not his name
The last rose of Summer
The meeting of the waters
The harp that once through Tara’s Halls
E.J. Moeran - The tinker's daughter (Songs from County Kerry)
Hamilton Harty - My lagan love
Hughes - The Bard of Armagh Hughes (Folksong collections)
Martin - The Fiddler of Dooney (Five W.B. Yeats Songs)
T.C. Kelly - The Mother
AMERICAN SONG
Barber - Hermit Songs – At St. Patrick’s Purgatory
Church Bell at Night
St. Ita’s Vision
The Heavenly Banquet
The Crucixifion
Sea Snatch
Promiscuity
The Monk and his Cat
The Praises of God
The Desire for Hermitage
ITALIAN SONG
Bellini – Sei ariette da Camera - Vanne, o rosa fortunata
Per pietà, bell'idol mio
Ma rendi pur contento
SPANISH SONG
Granados – Tonadillas al estillo antiguo- Amor y odio
El majo discreto
El tralala y el punteado
OPERA
Bellini - Oh, quante volte (I Capuletti e Montecchi)
Britten - Be kind and courteous (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Britten - How beautiful it is (The Turn of the Screw)
Donizetti - Quel Guardo il Cavaliere (Don Pasquale)
Purcell - Shake the cloud (Dido and Aeneas)
Purcell - Pursue thy conquest love (Dido and Aeneas)
Purcell - Hark the echoing air (The Fairy Queen)
Locke - Song for Venus (Psyche)
Todd - I flew high in my dreams (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
Monteverdi - O felice Drusilla (L'incoronazione di Poppea)
Mozart - Batti batti, o bel Masetto (Don Giovanni)
Mozart - Deh vieni non tardar (Le nozze di Figaro)
Mozart - Una donna a quindici anni (Cosí fan tutte)
Mozart - Ach, ich fühl's (Die Zauberflöte)
Mozart - Padre, germani, addio! (Idomeneo)
Puccini- Quando men vo (La boheme)
Puccini - O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Handel - V'adoro, pupille (Giulio Cesare)
Handel - Da Tempeste (Giulio Cesare)
Handel- Piangero la sorte mia (Giulio Cesare)
Handel - Endless Pleasure (Semele)
Gounod - Air des Bijoux (Faust)
Gounod - Je veux vivre (Roméo et Juliette)
Stravinsky - No word from Tom (The Rake's Progress)
Janacek - Vixen's Act II Aria in English (The Cunning Little Vixen)
Verdi - Caro nome (Rigoletto)
*Weill - What good would the moon be? (Street Scene)
OPERETTA
Lehár- Vilia (The Merry Widow)
Lehár – Meine Lippen (Giuditta)
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I am usually flexible with time changes and just ask that you can provide as much notice as possible if there is a time change.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Unfortunately, this is something I couldn't offer.

How much time do you need to set up?

I normally set up abut 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course, however I am also happy to chat through and make sure we find what works best for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

If I am performing with piano, I will bring my electric piano if there isn't one at the venue. It is a bonus if your venue has a piano, however.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£130
Up to 1 hour£170
Up to 2 hours£230
Up to 3 hours£270

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Alan B, 2 years ago

”Murphy excels as the enchanting maid. Her duet with wide-eyed Scanlon, ‘Take Me to the World’, shows off the considerable dynamic range of her beautiful soprano voice… NI Opera Studio’s continued experimentation with storytelling succeeds in showcasing the young singing talent on the island, and giving a chance for singers to develop their acting skills under a range of directors.” Alan in Belfast

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Simon F, 3 years ago

But then, fear gives way to awe at the sight of and sound from Rebecca Murphy's Venus, for both cast and audience. In a matter of minutes we have been both entranced and repulsed by the light and darkness within life and love.