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Patrick Fyffe - Dame Hilda Brackett Award (Sadler's Wells) (2018)
Winifred Agnes Disney Award - Royal Academy of Music (2016)
RAM Club Prize (2018)
City of Sheffield Teachers' Choir Silver Salver for Most Outstanding Performance - DCFS (2015)
Constance Shacklock Memorial Rose Bowl for Most Outstanding Operatic Performance - DCFS (2015)
Songs from the Shows Prize - David Clover Festival of Singing (2015)
The Elizabeth Watts Lied Prize - David Clover Festival of Singing (2015)
The ISM Sheffield Opera Prize - David Clover Festival of Singing (2015)
E.A. Redman Prize for the Interpretation of Schubert Lieder - RWCMD (2013)
'...the excellent Frances gregory' - The Evening Standard (2018)
'...the Sycorax of Frances Gregory, whose ample richly toned voice gives pathos as well edge to her several arias.' - Bachtrack (2018)
'As Egeo, Frances Gregory used her firm, rich sound impressively - always responsive and expressive - to convey regality and indignation in equal measure...' - Opera Today (2018)
'Frances Gregory as Egeo revealed an extremely sumptuous mezzo-soprano...' - Music OMH (2018)
'Frances Gregory is dependable as his jealous wife Juno, compared with her somewhat squally accomplice of Emilie Cavallo's Iris, though both achieve notable vocal agility, making them natural Handelian singers (both made fine contributions to the concert performance of Teseo at this year's London handel Festival).' - Classical Source (2018)
'Frances Gregory maintained cool dignity throughout, providing a point of dramatic steadiness...' - Classical Source (2018)
'Frances Gregory offered a Juno not to be trifled with, who yet certainly maintained and projected feelings of her own.' - Boulezian (2018)
'Frances Gregory's rich mezzo evinced Sycorax's regal righteousness, but she also conveyed the sorceress' pain with bittersweet poignancy.' - Opera Magazine (2018)
'Gregory is fearless and commanding in an incredibly difficult role' - The Guardian (2018)
'Here Egeo was sung by mezzo-soprano Frances Gregory, who has a lovely, well-modulated voice and finely musical technique.' - Planet Hugill (2018)
'The stand-out turn though, is mezzo-soprano Frances Gregory as the wronged witch Sycorax. Hers is the performance that draws us in.' - The Times (2018)
Frances Gregory was born in Sheffield and is a mezzo-soprano currently studying with Royal Academy Opera, where she is taught by Elizabeth Ritchie and Iain Ledingham. Winner of the 2018 RAM Club Prize, she is also a RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach cantata soloist, and a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle.
Last summer she debuted with British Youth Opera as Sycorax, in Jeremy Sams’ pastiche The Enchanted Island, to critical acclaim. She was also recipient of the Patrick Fyffe - Dame Hilda Brackett award from Sadler’s Wells for her performance in the role.
Further operatic performances comprise Laura - Iolanta, Juno - Semele, Véronique - Docteur Miracle, Minskwoman - Flight (Royal Academy Opera), Egeo -Teseo (London Handel Festival), Idamante - Idomeneo (2018 Amersham Festival of Music), and Hansel - Hansel and Gretel, directed by Sarah Walker CBE. Chorus work includes the 2017 Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival.
Recent and future engagements include Bach’s St. Matthew Passion conducted by Trevor Pinnock as part of the Bach the European series at RAM, her Wigmore Hall recital debut, promoting the Balladen of Carl Loewe for Song Circle, and covering Flamel in Offenbach’s Fantasio at Garsington, where she will be a 2019 Alvarez Young Artist.
Frances is generously supported by Joseph Karaviotis, Howard de Walden Estates, and the Josephine Baker Trust.
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