Métis Mezzo-Soprano Rebecca Cuddy is acknowledged as ‘the next generation who are going to do incredible things’ (Newman, The Whole Note 2019). She is one of the recipients of the Dora Award for Outstanding Ensemble Work in Soundstreams’ Two Odysseys; Pimootewin and Gállábártnit. This season she makes her Canadian Opera Company debut in Voices of Mountains, premieres the titular role in OperaQ’s Medusa’s Children, appears in Soundstreams’ Garden of Vanished Pleasures and Encounters: Indigenous Voices, and Shatter with Toronto Concert Orchestra.
Career highlights include world premieres of the roles La Métisse in Riel; Heart of the North (Regina Symphony Orchestra), Kwe in Shanawdithit (Tapestry Opera/Opera on the Avalon), and Bunny in Flight of the Hummingbird (Vancouver Opera/Pacific Opera Victoria). She is the current Indigenous Artist in Residence at the National Theatre School of Canada in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal).