Rebecca Sjöwall has been lauded for her dramatic power as an actress ("electrifying," "striking," "a joy to watch") with a voice described as "luscious," "beautifully crisp," and "a powerhouse." Of her recent role debut with Nashville Opera as Mrs. P in Nyman's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, ArtsNash declared, "Her climactic singing scream of 'Philistine!' at Dr. S is one of the most electrifying moments I've experienced in more than 40 years of attending live opera and theater performances."

In 2014, Sjöwall made her role and company debut with Pacific Opera Project as the Governess in Britten's The Turn of the Screw, about which Stage and Cinema wrote, "Her dramatic expression and stunning voice exhibit great beauty and power." She is thrilled to return to POP in the fall of 2015 as Alice Ford in Verdi's Falstaff. Also scheduled for 2015 is the release of the studio recording of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, recorded at Ocean Way Nashville.

Sjöwall made her Carnegie Hall debut in a world premiere by Stephen Edwards. Other composers with whom she has collaborated include Garry Schyman, Craig Bohmler, Patrick Kirst, Christina Whitten Thomas, Andrea Morricone, Inon Zur, and Marcus Sjöwall. She has appeared as a guest soloist with the Phoenix Symphony, Angeles Chorale, Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Symphony Irvine, Palisades 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 Mass, Verdi's Messa da Requiem, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem and Liebeslieder Waltzes, Dvorak's Te deum, Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem, Rutter's Magnificat, Handel's Messiah, and Beethoven's 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 pop/rock band Sparks invited her to portray the sassy Hollywood Starlet for their album The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, a role that she reprised for a sold-out live performance presented by the L.A. Film Fest at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. As a two-time Society of Singers scholarship recipient, she opened for Smokey Robinson at their 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. She spent two seasons as a studio artist with Arizona Opera, 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) as well as covered six leading roles. She made her Nashville Opera house debut as the Williamson girl in David Lang's The Difficulty of Crossing a Field in 2012. Other roles she has performed professionally include Violetta (La traviata), Liù (Turandot), Gilda (Rigoletto), and Micaëla (Carmen). Born and raised in Wisconsin, she holds a B.A. in Political Science from Luther College and a Masters in Vocal Performance from UCLA.