Whether in the opera house, on the concert stage, or in the recording studio, Rebecca Sjöwall has been lauded for her dramatic power as an actress with a voice that is "luscious," "beautifully crisp," and "a powerhouse".

In the 2012/2013 season, Sjöwall made her role and house debut as the Williamson girl in David Lang's The Difficulty of Crossing a Field with Nashville Opera. She was a Resident Artist with Arizona Opera for two seasons, where she appeared as the High Priestess (Aida), Frasquita (Carmen), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Edith (Pirates of Penzance), Lucy (The Telephone), and Amore (Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice).

This season she will make several role debuts, including the Governess in Britten's The Turn of the Screw with Pacific Opera Project (in a collaboration with LA Opera's Britten 100/LA: A Celebration) and Inez in Verdi's Il trovatore with Sacramento Opera. She will also return to Nashville Opera as Mrs. P in Michael Nyman's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and will create the role of Jane Withersteen in Craig Bohmler's Riders of the Purple Sage, a new opera workshop at Arizona Opera.

Sjöwall made her Carnegie Hall debut in a world premiere by Stephen Edwards in 2009. Other composers with whom she has collaborated include Garry Schyman, Patrick Kirst, Christina Whitten Thomas, Andrea Morricone, Inon Zur, and Marcus Sjöwall. She has appeared as a guest soloist with the Angeles Chorale, UCLA Philharmonia, Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Verdi Chorus, Westwood Chamber Orchestra, and on the L.A. County Museum of Art's Sundays Live Series in repertoire including Mozart's Requiem, Brahms' Requiem, Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem, Dvorak's Te deum, Rutter's Magnificat, and Handel's Messiah. This season, she will make her debut with the Phoenix Symphony as the soprano soloist in Beethoven's beloved Symphony No. 9.

Over five million gamers have heard Sjöwall's voice as the singer of the "Rapture Anthem" on the popular video games BioShock and BioShock 2. The unique pop rock band Sparks asked her to portray the sassy Hollywood Starlet for their album The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, a role she reprised for a sold-out live performance of the album presented by the L.A. Film Festival at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. A two-time Society of Singers scholarship recipient, she opened for Smokey Robinson at the 16th Annual ELLA Awards honoring Gladys Knight.

Sjöwall is a two-time District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as Winner of the American Jenny Lind Competition, the Redlands Bowl Young Artist Auditions, and the Long Beach Mozart Festival Vocal Competition. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she holds a B.A. in Political Science from Luther College and a Masters in Vocal Performance from UCLA.