Pianist coach, Canada
Pianist Rebecca Klassen-Wiebe is a sought-after musical partner known for her inspired and intuitive approach to collaboration. A current artist-in-residence at the Atelier lyrique at Opéra de Montréal, her repertoire includes Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Puccini’s Madama Butterfly; Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges; Julien Bilodeau’s La Beauté du monde (world premiere); Weill’s Street Scene; and Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Die Zauberflöte. Klassen-Wiebe has received previous training from the Toronto Summer Music Academy, Kelowna Opera, the CoOPERAtive Program, Opera NUOVA, and the Lachine International Vocal Academy. In 2016, she served as the music director for Kismet with Winnipeg’s Little Opera Company. She is the recipient of a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), to examine the absence of stories of motherhood in English art songs. In the 2023-24 season, she is an assistant pianist for Le Nozze di Figaro, La Reine Garçon, and La Traviata.
Member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, Rebecca Klassen-Wiebe is generously sponsored by Carolyn Vogelesang and Robert Dancik.