A gorgeous soprano who can act…”
San Francisco Review
on “Princess Ida” presented by Lamplighters, 1995

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With something of the crusader combined with the sure, sheer instinct of the performing artist, Ms. Graves has made Bordes her own, tracking down his long unavailable music, mastering it, performing it in recitals and on the air on KING-FM’s Live! by George show, and preparing to record his complete songs.”
— Adrian Corleonis
featured in the October 1999 edition of Sounds of Seattle

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Instructors

Instructors, conductors and coaches with whom Rebekkah Hilgraves has worked. Voice Teachers Neal Goren, NYC Thomas Wolf, NYC Edward Sayegh, San Francisco Myron Myers, Chicago Coaches Thomas Wolf, NYC Richard Duncan, NYC Richard Nechamkin, NYC Jonathan Kelly, NYC Erica...

Repertoire

Roles and Repertoire performed or prepared. Roles Performed Opera Role Company Year Le Nozze Di Figaro (scenes) Countess Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 2007 Cosi fan tutte (scenes) Fiordiligi Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 2007 Magic Flute (scenes) First Lady Buffalo...

Rebekkah … proves that some people are simply born to perform the music of certain genres or composers. Without reservation I can say much the same about Ms. Graves and French chansons, especially in her readings of the extraordinarily compelling works of Charles Bordes, a contemporary of Debussy. A lyric soprano with a silvery voice, impeccable diction and real interpretive savoir faire, she sings these — as well as music of Debussy and the always charming Duparc — divinely. Very much in the refined tradition of Claire Croiza, Yvonne Printemps and Suzanne Danco… How I would love to hear this splendid chanson interpreter as Melisande! Anyone casting at the moment?”
John Bell Young
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distinguished pianist and critic (Opera News, American Record Guide)

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An opulently effulgent tone… Her endurance and stamina were inspiring. I could imagine her singing a Leonora, taking a break for dinner and then coming out for Tosca as dessert. She sounded as fresh-voiced at the end of the two hours plus, as at the beginning.”
John Hammel, Mozart to Motorhead Show
Homegrown Radio NJ

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Violetta was beautifully sung and acted by Rebekkah Hilgraves, a soprano with a rich mezzo quality, a glorious sound …so moving as to bring a lump to the throat, especially as she is clearly a consummate actress as well.”
Dr. Dennis Hyams, The Westfield Leader

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