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Rebecca Caine is a Canadian opera and musical theatre performer. She was born in Toronto and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She currently resides in London and studies with singing teacher and vocal coach Gerald Martin Moore.

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Career

Caine’s career has been divided between opera and musical theatre, making her West End debut at 19 in the role of Laurey in Oklahoma!. She then sang the role of Eliza in My Fair Lady on a national tour. While making her debut at Glyndebourne as Amor in L'incoronazione di Poppea, she was asked to join the Royal Shakespeare Company where she created the role of Cosette in Les Misérables. After a successful West End run, she joined the original cast of Phantom of the Opera to play Christine opposite Michael Crawford as alternate when original Christine Sarah Brightman left the show and was replaced by the original alternate, Claire Moore (singer).. She then returned to Toronto to repeat the role in the Canadian premiere of Phantom. During her run in Toronto, she joined the Canadian Opera Company to make her North American operatic debut in the title role of Alban Berg's Lulu. This led to offers from numerous international opera companies ranging from Claudio Monteverdi to Peter Maxwell Davies, including Pamina, Despina, Susanna, Aminta (Il re pastore), Vixen, Michaela, Musetta, Ophelie, Leila, Marguerite, Violetta, Julietta (Bohuslav Martinů) and Adina for companies such as the Canadian Opera Company, Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Spoleto Festival, Opéra de Nice, Vlaamse Opera, New Zealand Opera, National Theatre of Prague, and Opera North. In 2006 she performed as Hanna Glawari in Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow for Opera Holland Park in London in 2006.

On October 7, 2006, Caine reunited with her former cast colleagues from the original London production of Les Misérables to sing "One Day More" after a performance in celebration of the show's 21st anniversary making it the longest running musical in the world. In May 2009, she will make her Chicago debut in the Chicago Opera Theater’s production of Benjamin Britten’s Owen Wingrave.

Leading Ladies

In May 2007, Ms. Caine released Leading Ladies, a collection of songs paying tribute to past "Leading Ladies of the British Musical Theatre Stage", from Gertrude Lawrence to Julie Andrews, with her collaborator and vocal coach Gerald Martin Moore on piano and vocals, playing a selection of their leading men, including Noël Coward.

They have created two cabaret shows based on their Leading Ladies concept (the second show is entitled Leading Ladies of Hollywood) and have performed for sold old out crowds throughout the UK in venues such as the Jermyn Street Theatre in London and the Newbury Festival in Sydmonton. In November 2007, Caine appeared on BBC Radio 2’s prestigious Friday Night is Music Night, the world’s longest running live music radio programme, singing selections from her album.

World Premieres

A notable interpreter of 20th century and contemporary opera, Caine’s world premieres have included: Jezebel, presented by the Toronto Symphony (Title Role; oratorio by Robertson Davies and Derek Holman); Playing Away, presented by Opera North (Role: L.A. Lola; by Howard Brenton and Benedict Mason); The Golden Ass, presented by the Canadian Opera Company (Role: Fotis; by Robertson Davies and Randolph Peters); Mr Emmet Takes a Walk, presented by Psappha (6 female roles; by David Pountney and Peter Maxwell Davies).

Recordings

Rebecca Caine can be heard on numerous recordings including: Les Misérables (Original London Cast); The Phantom of The Opera (Canadian Cast); Anything Goes (EMI); Babes in Toyland'; Mr Emmet Takes a Walk (Psappha); Leading Ladies (with Gerald Martin Moore).

Broadcasts

Rebecca’s BBC broadcasts include: Candide; One Touch of Venus; Trouble in Tahiti; The Telephone; Concerts of Bernstein, Porter and Kern; Friday Night is Music Night.

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