Rebecca Cuddy

Mezzo Soprano

Rebecca Cuddy debuts with Pacific Opera Victoria as Bunny and as Crow 1 in the world première production of The Flight of the Hummingbird, a co-commission and co-production with Vancouver Opera.

Rebecca is Métis, Anishnaabe, Scottish, English and Irish. She grew up in various cities in the Greater Toronto Area on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

Recent career highlights include La Métisse in the world première of Riel; Heart of the North with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, Kwe in the world premiere of Shanawdithit with Tapestry Opera and Opera on the Avalon, Mercédès (and the cover for Carmen) in Carmen in the Badlands (Mercury Opera, Opera Classica Europa, Badlands Amphitheatre), and Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte (Berlin Opera Academy). For Toronto Concert Orchestra’s tour of Voice of a Nation, she premiered a Métis song cycle by Marilyn Dumont and Ian Cusson.

In 2019 she joined Unsettled Scores as the Golden Fish-Boy in Contraries and Soundstreams for Two Odysseys: Pimootewin and Gàllàbartnit. The Flight of the Hummingbird will be Rebecca’s sixth world première of an Indigenous opera. She makes her Winnipeg Symphony debut in 2020 for the remount of Riel; Heart of the North and her debut with Toronto Symphony Orchestra debut in 2021 in Rigoletto. Rebecca completed her Master of Art in Voice at the Royal Academy of Music in 2017 and her Bachelor of Music at Western University in 2015. Beginning the fall of 2020, Rebecca will be the Indigenous Artist in Residence at the National Theatre School of Canada.

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