Grace Maria Wain - Mezzosoprano
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Upcoming engagements include:

  • Mascagni Silvano (Chorus) Scottish Opera (April 2019)
  • Mozart Die Zauberflote  (Cover Zweite Dame/ Chorus) - Scottish Opera (May 2019)

 
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.  During her time at RWCMD she has appeared in concerts with the College Chorus and Symphony Orchestra as well as lunchtime recitals as a chorus member and as a soloist.  She is currently studying with Patricia MacMahon.  Grace recently participated in the Malcolm Martineau Song Masterclass at Crear Space to Create, for which she was generously supported by a Dewar Award.
 
Grace's operatic work includes; Cover Glasha in Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera), Prince Charmant in Cendrillon (Fife Opera), Zweite Dame/Zweite Knabe in Die Zauberflote (Escales Lyriques), Cover Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos,  Cover 2nd Bridesmaid in Le Nozze di Figaro and Chorus in Eugene Onegin, Aleko, Francesca da Rimini, La TraviataIolantaLa bohème, Le Villi, Pelléas et Mélisande, The Mikado, Rusalka, Carmen and Madama Butterfly (all Scottish Opera) as well as Chorus in HMS Pinafore (Scottish Opera at The Edinburgh International Festival). Chorus in Princess Ida, HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado (The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company), La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi (Les Azuriales), Jennifer/The Creator in My Perfect World (Welsh National Opera Outreach Workshop), 2nd Lady in The Magic Flute (RWCMD), Stewardess (Cover) in Flight (RWCMD), Bianca and Auntie in Britten's Women (RWCMD at The Bath International Music Festival), Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia (RWCMD), Chorus in The Bartered Bride (British Youth Opera), Chorus in Le Nozze di Figaro (British Youth Opera and RWCMD), Dorabella (Cover) in Così Fan Tutte (Jackdaws), and Clem and Alfred in The Little Sweep (RWCMD Outreach). 
 
In scenes, she has also sung; Componist in Ariadne auf Naxos (with orchestra), Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Carmen, Idamante in Idomeneo, Cendrillon (with orchestra), Meg in Falstaff, Charlotte in Werther (with orchestra) (all RWCMD), and Hansel (Opera'r Ddraig).
 
Grace's oratorio performances include; Handel Messiah, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Haydn Stabat Mater, Mozart Regina Coeli KV 267, Rutter Feel the Spirit, Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem,  Mozart Coronation Mass, Bach Christmas Oratorio, Britten Ceremony of Carols, Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat and Pergolesi Stabat Mater.  Grace has also appeared in a solo recital From Bach to Britten (All Saint’s Church, Stamford), a joint recital as part of the Llandeilo festival, and a joint concert with Huntingdon Male Voice Choir. 

Grace is a keen concert soloist, having appeared in; as a soloist with Milngavie Choir, in a joint concert with Russkaya Cappella as a soloist of Scottish VoicesEcstatic Voices, Sacred Sonorities, Peregrinatory Tones as a soloist of Scottish Voices (Congresso do Organologica, Tavira, Portugal), Upload Opera a technology friendly opera showcase in Aberdeen, The Leeds Lieder + Composer Showcase, fund-raising concerts with Rebecca Evans and also Cowbridge Male Voice Choir.
 
She has won several competitions including RWCMD's Dolan Evans Memorial Award in 2013, and Valetta Iacopi prize in 2012 and 2014.  She was a finalist in the Ljuba Welitsch International Vocal Competition in 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 prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Award in 2009.  Grace has also won The Music in the Vale Young Singer of the Year (Senior Category) in 2010 and 2011.  
 
She has taken part in masterclasses with; Dame Felicity Palmer (Cardiff Singer of the World Masterclass), Susan Bullock, John Fisher, Anne Mason, Elin Manahan Thomas, Malcolm Martineau, Rebecca Evans, Teresa Cahill, Janice Chapman and Simon Lepper.
 
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