Grace Maria Wain
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Upcoming engagements include:
April/May - Concours International de Chant Lyrique - Béziers
June/July - International Vocal Competition - ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Grace graduated with an MA in Opera Performance from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she studied with Suzanne Murphy. She also has a First Class BMus (Hons) degree from RWCMD.
She is currently studying privately with Patricia MacMahon and is a Samling Artist.
Grace's role highlights include; Giulia in The Gondoliers (Gilbert and Sullivan), Hippolyta (Cover) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), Dorabella (Cover) in Così fan tutte (Mozart), Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Glaša (Cover) in Katya Kabanova (Janaček) and Dryade (Cover) in Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss) all with Scottish Opera, Prince Charmant in Cendrillon (Massenet) with Fife Opera, Zweite Dame/Zweite Knabe in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) with Escales Lyriques and La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) with Les Azuriales.
On the oratorio platform Grace has appeared as soloist in; Messiah (Händel), Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughn Williams), Stabat Mater (Haydn), Regina Coeli KV 267, Requiem, and Coronation Mass (all Mozart), Feel the Spirit (Rutter) and Ceremony of Carols (Britten).
In scenes she has sung; Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss), Charlotte in Werther (Massenet), the Title Role in Cendrillon (Massenet), Idamante in Idomeneo (Mozart), Meg in Falstaff (Verdi), Dorabella in Così fan tutte (Mozart) all with Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck) with Opera’r Ddraig.
Grace was a qualifier for The Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition (2019), a finalist in the Ljuba Welitsch International Vocal Competition (2017), as well as in Les Azuriales competition (2016), semi-finalist in The Mozart Competition 2013, a finalist in The Thelma King Award (2013 and 2014), and she was chosen to compete in the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Award in 2009.
She has taken part in masterclasses with; Malcolm Martineau at Crear Space to Create with the generous support of a Dewar Award, Dame Felicity Palmer (Cardiff Singer of the World Masterclass), Susan Bullock, John Fisher, Anne Mason, Elin Manahan Thomas, Rebecca Evans, Teresa Cahill, Janice Chapman and Simon Lepper.
She is also a regular member of the freelance chorus of Scottish Opera, most recently appearing in their productions of L’Elisir D’Amore (Donizetti) and Utopia Ltd (Gilbert and Sullivan).