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Grainne Gillis

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

Irish

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German, French

Opera

Suzuki
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Secret Opera
2016
La Frugola
Il tabarro (Puccini)
Opera Passione
2016
Mamma Lucia
Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni)
Opera Passione
2016
The Sorceress
Dido and... (Purcell)
The Helios Collective
2016
Flora Sandes
Dead Equal (Rose Miranda Hall)
ENO Baylis
2016
Dama/3rd Witch
Macbeth (Verdi)
Pavilion Opera
2016
Madam Popova
The Bear (Walton)
Operaview
2015
Third Lady/ Third Boy
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Pavilion Opera
2015
Third Witch (Soloist)
Macbeth (Verdi)
English Pocket Opera Company
2015
Third Witch (Soloist)
Macbeth (Verdi)
Aylesbury Opera
2014
Baba
The Medium (Menotti)
Operaview
2014
Dryad
Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss, R)
Queen's Opera
2014
Annie Jump-Cannon
The Observatory (Bentley-Klein)
Jump Cannon Productions
2014
The Narrator/Ensemble
Ulla's Odyssey (Young, A)
King's Head Theatre
2014
The Mother
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Thames Philharmonia
2014
Chorus
Carmen (Bizet)
Winslow Hall Opera
2013
The Mother
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Opera at Home
2012
La Zia Principessa
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Co-Opera Co
2012
Chorus
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
The Concert Opera Company
2012
La Nourrice
Ariane et Barbe-Bleu (Dukas)
Morley Opera
2010
Zita
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Morley Opera
2010
La Badessa
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Morley Opera
2010
Ella
Looking at the Sun (Ishmael, Clem)
Arcola Theatre
2001
The Transvestite
Hot Food for Strangers (Ingoldsby, Marion)
Granary Theatre
2000

Operetta/G&S

Emerging Artist (Chorus)
The Gondoliers (Sullivan)
Opera della Luna
2014

Musical Theatre

Alice Quinn
Till the Boys Come Home (Garvey)
Sydenham Arts Festival
2014

Chorus

Other

Mezzo-soprano
Pierrot Lunaire (Schoenberg)
Grimeborn
2010

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Grainne Gillis Arnalta Oggi oggi MP3

Grainne Gillis Klytaemnestra Ich habe keine gute Naechte MP3

Grainne Gillis Mme de la Haltiere Lorsqu on a 20 quartiers MP3

Grainne Gillis Mrs Sedley Mister Keene MP3

Grainne Gillis Quickly Comare MP3

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Baba - The Medium - G.Gillis

Clinton & Me

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Grainn Gillis, Patrick Holt photo by Yiannis Katsaris

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Equity Charitable Trust (2015)

Capriccio Prize (1998)

Italian Government Scholarship (1998)

Contralto Prize (1994)

Donal 'Doc' Gleeson Award (Best Recitalist) (1994)

"A special mention must go to the singer [Gráinne Gillis] who took over the role of Suzuki at very short notice..... She did a remarkable job despite the circumstances – her flower duet with Bork was delicate and harmonious..." - Manuel Munoz, A Younger Theatre (2016)

"....Gillis – whose voice has rich, dramatic potential – [is] powerful in the title role." - Fiona Maddocks (The Observer) on "The Medium", Grimeborn 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/aug/24/classicalmusicandopera (2014)

'...Gillis' mighty mezzo' - Evening Standard (2014)

Morley Opera
Morley College
2010–2011
Birkbeck Opera
University of London
2005–2006
Postgraduate Diploma in Acting
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
2001–2002
Bachelor of Music
University College Cork
1994–1998

Gráinne Gillis read Music at University College Cork and graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Since re-training as an opera singer, she has worked as an Emerging Artist for Opera della Luna in The Gondoliers, and performed La Nourrice in Ariane et Barbe-Bleu, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, and the Mother in Hansel & Gretel twice; La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica; Dryad in Ariadne auf Naxos; Baba in The Medium; Annie Jump-Cannon in The Observatory for Improbable; 3rd Witch in Macbeth for English Pocket Opera Company; Madame Popova in The Bear; Suzuki in Madama Butterfly for Secret Opera; Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte and Dama/3rd Witch in Macbeth for Pavilion Opera; Frugola & Lucia in Il Tabarro and Cavalleria Rusticana respectively; The Sorceress in Dido and… and Formations 2016 for The Helios Collective, playing Flora Sandes in Dead Equal at ENO Baylis. Future engagements include Annina in La Traviata for Pavilion Opera in 2017. Gráinne also has extensive experience as an actress and voiceover artist - for more information please visit www.grainnegillis.com.

"....Gillis – whose voice has rich, dramatic potential – [is] powerful in the title role." - Fiona Maddocks (The Observer) on "The Medium" for Operaview at Grimeborn 2014.

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