Rebecca Mariman
Soprano
Rebecca Mariman specializes in Baroque repertoire and is a founding member of the vocal ensemble, Fuma Sacra, led by Andrew Megill, which serves as the ensemble-in-residence at the Illinois Bach Festival. She has performed with other early-music ensembles, including Artek, Bourbon Baroque, Corda Nova, Tempesta di Mare, Brandywine Baroque, the Dryden Ensemble, and Le Triomphe de l’Amour.

Ms. Mariman enjoys historical drama and appeared recently with Brandywine Baroque in a production of “The Woodman” by William Shield, a rarely performed 18th century comic opera gem. She is also a frequent collaborator with The Practioners of Musick performing programs of 18th century Colonial songs, some heard for the first time since the late 1700s.

An actor as well as a singer, Rebecca performs in the Family Concert at the Festival having portrayed a mermaid, a senior citizen, an android and an entomologist in past years. She also sang the title role of the magical rose in the 2017 Festival’s production of Schumann’s lovely musical fairytale, Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, a favorite role she has performed several times.

Ms. Mariman earned her BA in theater from Dickinson College and her Masters of Music in voice performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University.