ADO ANNIE | Oklahoma! | IU Opera Theater

ADO ANNIE | Oklahoma! | IU Opera Theater

ADO ANNIE | Oklahoma! | IU Opera Theater

"Rebekah Howell was a hoot as the winsome Ado Annie."
- GEORGE WALKER for Indiana Public Media

"Soprano Rebekah Howell, as another lady at the center of things, the man-seeking Ado Annie, captures the spirit and comic aspects of her role."
 - PETER JACOBI for The Herald Times


ADELE | Die Fledermaus | IU Opera Theater

ADELE | Die Fledermaus | IU Opera Theater

ADELE | Die Fledermaus | IU Opera Theater

"As the Eisensteins' flirtatious and scheming chaimbermaid Adele, soprano Rebekah Howell spread plenty of high notes and comic gusto."
- PETER JACOBI for The Herald Times

"Rebekah Howell got to show off nicely in the acting and the coloratura passages of Adele."
- GEORGE WALKER for Indiana Public Media


ALICE | Alice & Alex in Opera Land | Chautauqua Opera Photography: Gabriel Estrin

ALICE | Alice & Alex in Opera Land | Chautauqua Opera
Photography: Gabriel Estrin

ALICE | Alice & Alex in Opera Land | Chautauqua Opera

When Howell filled room with Offenbach’s “Olympia” aria, girls’ eyes widened. Some boys covered their ears. Kids laughed when Howell’s “singing robot” character ran out of steam before Myer revved her back up.

At the end of the show, kids still had “their listening ears on.” Many were shouting “bravo” and “brava” along with their teachers. Most seemed to like hearing the new sounds, such as 4-year-old Eveline Guindon, who said that she liked the opera, especially the French “Olympia” song, because she “knows a little bit of [the language]."
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Brandon, 9, said that he and his friends liked “Alice and Alex in Operaland.” He expressed how impressed he was with Howell’s high-pitched performance of “Glitter and Be Gay.”

“I wonder if she could break glass,” he said. His friends wondered the same.
- MARK OPREA for The Chautauquan Daily