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Rebecca Kidnie Opera Singer (S2 | E87)


Rebecca Kidnie Opera Singer (S2 | E87)

Some Opera and… some Santana… trust me… it really works.

Rebecca Kidnie has a gorgeous voice. And we get to hear her Giulio Gari Foundation Concert Performance on this show. But Rebecca is not done there. She brings us a whole host of great music from Richard Strauss to John Prine.

Rebecca Kidnie, Opera Singer this week on Lester the Nightfly.

Rebecca Kidnie Opera Singer (S2 | E87)

Award-winning soprano, comedienne, writer, and tarot reader Rebecca Kidnie is a versatile artist currently based in New York City.

Described as “achingly beautiful”, Rebecca’s voice finds a home in repertoire from Mozart to the contemporary. A fierce advocate of new works she has premiered Speed Dating Tonight! (Janiec Opera Company) by Michael Ching/Dean Anthony, The Master (New Opera Workshop) by Alberto Caruso with a libretto by Academy Award winner Colm Toibin & The Silk City by Francesco Santelli (Garden State Opera), as well as the second performances of Ameliaby Daron Hagen & Salsipuedes by Daniel Catán with The Moores Opera Center.

Rebecca Kidnie

Other celebrated roles include Mimi – La Bohème (Eklund Opera), Susannah – Susannah, Erste Dame – Die Zauberflöte (The Lighthouse Opera Company), Elvira – Don Giovanni (Bronx Opera), Alice Ford – Falstaff(Janiec Opera Company), Marianne Leitmetzerin – Der Rosenkavalier & Countess – Le Nozze di Figaro (Moores Opera Center).

A dynamic competitor, Rebecca received First Place at The Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition & The San Gennaro Italian Song Festival. She was a Semi-Finalist at The Mary Jacob Singer of the Year competition, The New York Lyric Opera International Voice competition, & The Rising Stars Vero Beach Opera competition. She is a three-time Encouragement Award Winner at The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She holds degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Houston, & the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Rebecca wrote her first comedic character for her school assembly in 6th grade and has been a muse of the stage ever since. Her self-written one-woman show, Rita Libretto is: The Ring Cycle was set to premiere at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre in the fall of 2020 (canceled due to Covid-19) after a well-received feature at The PIT NYC. Her recent virtual premieres include Avoidance Behaviors at The Zoom-a-Play Festival & What Are You Suggesting? at The Zoomologue Series (The Artist Co-op, NYC). Her current writing endeavors include a picture storybook, her website blog, and a memoir.

Rebecca is also an Intuitive Tarot reader and advisor for an international clientele. She offers authentically personal readings to guide you towards answers and to gain new clarity of insights. A one-on-one reading with Rebecca will help you to dive deeper into your own innate knowledge to unlock possible outcomes and empower you to make conscious and clear decisions towards your goals. Click here to learn about different spreads and rates.

In her spare time, you can find Rebecca knitting intricate and colorful pieces for her friends, family, scarf rack, and sock drawer!
See her work @knittingwithrebby

Rebecca Kidnie Opera Singer


Giulio Gari Competition Performance


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DJ and radio personality PJ Ewing is the host of Lester the Nightfly.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. PJ

    But wait – we have more – coming up next week part 2 with Rebecca.

  2. Finn

    Really incredible talent… can’t wait for part two!

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