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Paul Grant

Baritone

  • British baritone Paul Grant is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, and in 2019/20 became the second British singer to join the prestigious Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan since the programme began. Main stage roles performed through the Accademia include Grégorio in Gounod Roméo et Juliette, Ein Kappadozier in Strauss Salome, Wigmaker in Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos and Dandini for their children’s performances of Rossini La Cenerentola, leading to reinvitations for roles including Sebastian in Adès The Tempest and Conte in Mozart Le nozze di Figaro (Accademia).

    Highlights of Grant’s 2023/24 season include his return to La Scala for Figaro in Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Accademia and the same title at Opera Holland Park. On the concert platform, performing as soloist in Vaughan Williams Da nobis Pacem for the Princess of Asturias Foundation.

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  • Recent seasons for Grant have showcased prestigious engagements including his house and role debut as Priest and Armed Man in Mozart Die Zauberflöte at the Opéra de Rouen Normandie and, on the concert platform, performances of Duruflé Requiem with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival, Handel Messiah under the baton of Sir James MacMillan and Brahms Ein deutches Requiem with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra. In the 2018/19 season, Grant was an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera where he appeared in performances of Smetana The Bartered Bride, Offenbach Fantasio, and Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 as well as covering the role of Sparck in Fantasio.


    Prior performance highlights include a gala concert at Victoria Hall, Geneva, recitals at the Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Leeds Lieder and Oxford Lieder Festivals and masterclasses with Thomas Quasthoff and Sir Simon Keenlyside.


    Grant was born in Edinburgh and studied with Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp at the Royal Academy of Music where he was a member of the Academy Song Circle and was a soloist for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series. He was a Britten Pears Young Artist, alumnus of the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto and won the 2018 Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award.

    2023/24 season / 347 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Concert Repertoire

Adams                                 
The Wound-Dresser


Bach
Christmas Oratorio
Magnificat in D major
Mass in B minor
Ich habe genug


Beethoven                         
Symphony No.9


Berlioz                  
L’enfance du Christ*


Brahms
Ein deutsches Requiem


Britten
War Requiem


Duruflé
Requiem


Elgar
The Dream of Gerontius


Fauré
Requiem


Handel
Messiah


Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Rückert Lieder*
Symphony No.8*


Mendelssohn
Elijah


Mozart
Requiem


Orff
Carmina Burana


Puccini
Messa di Gloria


Saint-Saëns
Oratorio de Noël


Vaughan Williams
A Sea Symphony
Five Mystical Songs


Walton
Belshazzar's Feast


*in preparation

Opera Repertoire

Adès 
Sebastian The Tempest


Bizet
Zurga Les pêcheurs des perles
Moralès Carmen


Britten
Sid Albert Herring
Ned Keen Peter Grimes
Demitrius A Midsummer Night's Dream
Title role Billy Budd*


Donizetti
Belcore L'elisir d'amore
Dr Malatesta Don Pasquale


Dove
Stewars / Minskman Flight

Gounod
Valentin Faust
Mercutio Roméo et Juliette*


Handel
Pallante Agrippina
Argante Rinaldo
Achilla Giulio Cesare


Korngold
Frank-Fritz Die Tote Stadt*


Leoncavallo
Silvio / Tonio Pagliacci*


Mozart
Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro
Guglielmo Così fan tutte
Papageno Die Zauberflöte
Title role Don Giovanni*


Puccini
Marcello La bohème

Purcell
Æneas Dido and Æneas


Rossini
Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia
Dandini La cenerentola


R. Strauss
Harlekin Ariadne auf Naxos
Zweiter Nazarener Salome


Stravinsky
Nick Shadow The Rake's Progress*


Tchaikovsky
Robert Iolanta


Thomas
Title role Hamlet*


Verdi
Ford Falstaff

Wagner
Wolfram Tannhäuser*

Walton
Smirnov
The Bear


*role in preparation

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Intermusica represents Paul Grant worldwide.

Julia Maynard
Deputy Chief Executive / Head of Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9902
jmaynard@intermusica.com

Billie Allin
Assistant Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9903
ballin@intermusica.com

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Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Harpsichord

Richard Egarr

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles

Saxophone

Jess Gillam

Contralto

Avery Amereau