20 Questions: soprano Rebecca Newman

Name: Rebecca Newman

Occupation: Soprano and singer-songwriter

Age: 33

Place of birth: Devon, UK

Main workplace: UK

Current project: My Dare to Dream album

Most important tool as an artist: Notebook and pen

Favourite app: Facebook pages

Thing you couldn’t live without: My iPhone 6

Artists or cultural figures who have most influenced you: Annie Lennox, Renee Flemming, Sarah Brightman, Russell Watson, Hayley Westernra

Who you’d like to collaborate with: Noah Stewart, Alfie Boe or Joseph Callejah would be amazing

Favourite movie of this year: Hunger Games – The Mockingjay Part 1

On your playlist right now: Emelie Sande, Caro Emerald, Mary-Jess Leaverland, Imagine Dragons

Your work in three words: Uplifting, challenging, satisfying

Biggest challenge to date: Achieving a no 1 classical album as an independent

Emerging talent to watch out for: Scarlett Quigley, Leroy Vickers, Celeste

Proudest moment: Seeing my supporters’ response to my no 1 album result

Next big thing: Taking the album Dare to Dream on tour

Advice for your younger self: Focus on the important 20 per cent as 80 per cent of it doesn’t matter. Enjoy it and look after yourself

Where you want to be in 10 years: Touring and enjoying my music, balanced with motherhood

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