Bachelor of Music: University of South Carolina, Voice Performance
Master of Music: Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Voice Performance
Graduate Performance Diploma: Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Voice Performance
Renown for her "lyrical passion" and "silvery tone" soprano Rebecca Elizabeth Wood received her Graduate Performance Diploma in Voice after receiving her Masters from the Peabody Conservatory. She is studied under the direction of Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Stanley Cornett.
In November 2015 she sang the principal role of Rose in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene at the Modell Lyric Opera House with the Peabody Opera and in the Spring of 2016 she was the Assistant Director of Peabody's production of Cosi Fan Tutte.
During her time at the Peabody Conservatory she performed the lead role of Cendrillon in Peabody Opera's MainStage production of Massenet's Cendrillon in 2014. She also performed the roles of Amore and Damigella in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea in 2013 and covered the role of Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2014.
She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina on a choral music scholarship. Her most renowned accomplishment was singing the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Opera at USC during her senior year.
She has also participated in summer programs including Crittenden Opera Studio in Bethesda Maryland, Music Theater Bavaria in Germany, and Manhattan School of Music Summer Voice Festival performing the role of Amore in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. Most recently she attended Music Academy International in Italy performing the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi in Fiera di Primiero, Italy.
She has advanced in the Classical Singer Competition in 2012, 2013 and 2015, she was awarded the George Castelle Memorial Award in voice in 2015, 1st place winner of the Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland in Concert Young Artist Competition and the 2nd place winner of the biennial Sylvia L. Green voice concerto competition in March 2016.
She is currently on call for the Boston Lyric Opera House chorus, performed with Center Stage in May 2016 in Frank Proto's new opera Shadowboxer and sang the role of Phyllis in Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe with the Young Victorian Music Theatre Company this summer.