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Grace Farrell

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Soloist and Ensemble
'Who Runs the World?' An Evening of Opera (Various)
Ffresh Caberet Bar, Wales Millenium Centre
2018
Second Woman and Chorus
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Dyffryn House
2017
2nd Nursemaid/Graduate
Street Scene (Weil)
Sherman Theatre Cardiff
2017
Chorus
Semele (Handel)
Mid Wales Opera
2017
Chorus
Falstaff (Verdi)
Sherman Theatre Cardiff
2016
Chorus
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
RWCMD
2016
Post Office Clerk and Chorus
Kommilitonen! (Maxwell-Davies)
WNO Youth Opera
2016

Early Music

Soloist
'Flights of Fancy' with Hull Early Music Ensemble (Various)
Beverley Early Music Festival
2013

Chorus

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
Evening of Opera (Various)
Opera Grill Restaurant
2018
Backing Singer
BBC Relaxed Prom 2017 (Various)
Royal Albert Hall
2017

Choral

Soloist and Chorus
BBC National Chorus of Wales Carol Concert (Various)
St David's Hall
2016

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

BBC National Chorus of Wales Scholarship Bursary (2016)

Andrew Brown Memorial Prize for Music Performance, University of Hull (2015)

Competitions

Eileen Price Lieder Prize Winner, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2017)

Music in the Vale Senior Solo Voice Category Runner Up Prize (2016)

MA Advanced Vocal Studies
Wales International Academy of Voice
2018–2019
Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance, Vocal Studies
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2015–2017
BA Drama and Music (Joint Honours)
University of Hull
2012–2015

Grace currently studies with Dennis O'Neill and Nuccia Focile at the Wales International Academy of Voice. She previously graduated from Postgraduate Vocal Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2017.

During her studies at the RWCMD, she was awarded the Eileen Price Prize for Lieder Singing and performed in numerous operatic productions and scenes including: Kurt Weil's 'Street Scene', Handel's 'Semele' (collaboration and tour with Mid Wales Opera), Verdi's 'Falstaff' and Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro', 'Because I Could Not Stop for Death' and 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare' (Postgraduate Opera Scenes). She had the chance to work with WNO, singing chorus and the role of Post Office Clerk in the 2016 Welsh National Youth Opera Production of 'Kommilitonnen!' by Peter Maxwell Davies. She performed new compositions by RWCMD composers and was a member of the college Chamber Choir. She also performed regularly with the BBC National Chorus of Wales on a Bursary Scholarship.

Grace studied Drama and Music at the University of Hull where she was awarded the Andrew Brown Memorial Prize for Music Performance. She sang in the university operatic productions and was a keen member and treasurer of the university Gilbert and Sullivan Society which performs annually at the International G&S Festival. She sang in the Hull Early Music Ensemble lead by Zak Ozmo and later Dr George Kennaway which toured London and the North culminating in a performance at Beverley Early Music Festival. She also played the role of Clarice in 'A Servant to Two Masters', undertaking commedia dell'arte training with Dr Louise Peacock.

Grace is also interested in outreach and education work. She is a singing tutor in Cardiff and has previously worked as a visiting classroom music tutor with primary school groups. She has also assisted Hull Truck Youth Theatre with their workshops.


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