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An international performing artist, Rebecca Steinke has most recently performed as the Mistress of Novices in Puccini's Suor Angelica with the Music for Life Music Festival at the Vicenza Teatro Communale in July of 2022. She sang the title role in Suor Angelica in 2020 with Genesis Opera. in 2019, she sang the role of the Mother in Genesis Opera's inaugural production of Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti). Earlier in 2018, she performed with the Temecula Symphony Orchestra as Amneris in the Triumphal Scene from Aida by Verdi, under the direction of Maestro John Mario Di Costanzo. In 2021. She has been a featured artist at the Etruria Opera Festival in Tarquinia and the Tuscia Opera Festival in Italy from 2009 to 2017, as well as performing recitals and concerts in the US and Southern California area. Rebecca Steinke holds a Master's degree in Music Education from the University of Florida and a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Music Performance from the University of South Florida. 


In November 2014, Rebecca organized and performed the title role in the Suor Angelica Project, a fundraiser for the San Diego Opera. This collaboration with the San Diego Symphony and members of the San Diego Opera Chorus raised over $7500 for the Opera, which almost closed down.


Some of the most important musical influences have come from conductors and vocal coaches that Rebecca has worked with including the late Robert Shaw, the late Sir David Willcocks, Stefano Vignati, Dr. Robert Summer, Maestro John Mario DI Costanzo, Karen Kamesek, Massimo Zanetti, the late Dr. Paul Salamunovich, and Dr. Charles Prestinari.

Vocal coaches include the late Cesare Rufini (Rome), John Mario di Costanzo, the late Annetta Monroe, Mary MacKenzie, Dianna Ruggiero, Bruno Rigacci, Cecelia Valdenassi, and Michael Sokol. Rebecca has had the privilege to share the stage with Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stephen Costello, Stephen Powell, Gian Luca Pasolini, Lise Lindstrom, Stephanie Blythe, Marianne Cornetti, and Ailyn Perez, among others.


Rebecca has been an active conductor of musical theater, opera, and church choirs. She has worked at churches in Florida and California, most recently at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida since 2021. She was the director of the San Diego Children's Choir Intermediate Chorus from 2019-2020. During the pandemic, she was instrumental in creating an online curriculum for SDCC students. 

Rebecca has conducted many choral works including the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi, the Rutter Mass of the Children, and Mozart's Coronation Mass, Her choral technique is rooted in the teachings of Robert Shaw and his protegé Dr. Robert Summer (Indiana University). Her choirs are known for their vowel unification, emotional expression, and rhythmic precision. 

Rebecca has been a performer with the San Diego Opera and is a former member of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. She is featured on their 1996 release Christmas with the Master Chorale (Pilot Records). Other recordings include Mahler VIII - Symphony of 1000 (Telarc) in the chorus with the late Robert Shaw. 

Since 2009. Rebecca is on the faculty and is the assistant general manager of the International Lyric Academy in Italy (www.internationallyricacademy). Rebecca has been the chorus master for Genesis Opera productions and the International Lyric Academy.  Rebecca has also sung at many concerts and recitals in New York City, London, Edinburgh, Italy, California, and Florida. 

Rebecca studied piano and organ for many years and has continued to play both instruments throughout her music career. Keyboard studies have made her a better singer, and singing has made her a very expressive keyboard player. Rebecca is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).