Singer (Soprano)

Grace Curtis

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Singer (Soprano)
Cardiff
A confident and ambitious soprano with a diverse range of abilities looking for opportunities and work in UK.

Grace Curtis graduated in 2018 from her undergraduate in music at the University of Southampton, where she founded and managed the Southampton Chamber Opera Company, was a member of Cantores Michaelis and held a choral scholarship. She has worked with Romsey Abbey for the past year as their resident soprano and chorister tutor where she has greatly enjoyed refining the chorister’s technique and knowledge. As a singer with a dense and diverse history of performance, both on stage and in concert, she aims to pursue a career in opera. This summer she was a finalist in the Isobel Buchannan Award and attended the Italian International Summer School for Singers, where she received tuition from Roberto Fantinel, Roberta Canzian and Francesca Scaini. Whilst there, she performed the role of Despina in scenes from ‘Cosi fan Tutte’ and performed solo pieces in a concert in Conegliano, Italy. In September, she began her Masters in Advanced Opera Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under Suzanne Murphy. She is currently working on scenes performing the role of Fortuna from ‘L’incoronatizione di Poppea’, Elizetta from ‘Il Matrimonio Segreto’ and 2nd Niece from ‘Peter Grimes’. Performance credits Opera: The Magic Flute (Bath Music Festival), Dido and Aenaes, Acis and Galatea, Orpheus (Southampton Chamber Opera Company), Le Comte Ory, Faust (Dorset Opera Festival) Scenes: Despina Cosi Fan Tutte, Barbarino The Marriage of Figaro, Musetta La Boheme (International Italian School for Singers) Elizetta Il Maritagio Segreto, 2nd Niece Peter Grimes, Fortuna, L’incornonatzione di Poppea (RWCMD) Soloist with/at: Nick Dear’s Dedication (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton), Bath Abbey, Mozart’s Requiem (Richard Taunton Sixth Form College), A Thousand Dreadful Things (Creative Youth Network), Into the Woods, Oliver Twist, Bugsy Malone (Kingwood Drama productions), Kingswood Jazz Festival soloist (Kingswood Jazz Orchestra at Bath Music Festival), Romsey Abbey, St Michael’s Church, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite (Southampton University Sinfonietta) Directing credits: Acis and Galatea, Vivaldi’s Gloria (Southampton Chamber Opera Company). Recording credits: Plentyn (EP - Grace Estelle Curtis) Masterclasses taken with: Keith Davis, Juliet Brown, Rosa Manion, Andrew Foan, Lynton Atkinson, Mark Doss, Francessca Scaini, Roberta Canzian, Roberto Fantinel As an experienced soloist and group singer, with a large vocal range, and a wide variety of credits, from classical and pop, to opera and jazz, she has a dense and diverse history of performing, both on stage, and in concert; aiming to pursue a future in Opera.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Medieval music, Opera, Renaissance, Contemporary Christian, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Avant garde, Experimental, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Actor, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

Wedding and Funeral repertoire:
Dvorak: Rusalka – “Song to the Moon”
Elgar: Dream of Gerontius - The Angel’s Farewell
Schubert: Ave Maria
Faure: Requiem - Pie Jesu
Puccini: Turandot - Nessun Dorma
Amazing grace
Make me a channel of your peace
Morning has broken
I know that my redeemer liveth
Jerusalem
Time to say goodbye
Do not stand at my grave and weep - Howard Goodall
Love divine
Abide with me
You’ll never walk alone
Bring me sunshine
O mio babbino caro
You are my sunshine
Danny boy
The lord bless you and keep you
O Quante Volte
Laudate dominum
The lords prayer
Panis Angelicus – Franck
The Lord is My Shepherd – Goodall
Simple gifts
Over the Rainbow
Moon River
Dream a Little Dream
You’ll Never Walk Alone –Rogers
Songbird –Eva Cassidy
Silent noon
One Hand, One Heart (from West Side Story)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Requests are taken.
Current Recital repertoire:
Schubert - Du bist die ruh, Lied de Mignon, Auf dem wasser du zingen
Quilter - Fairy house of joy, A last year's rose, fear no more the heat of the sun
Bellini - Oh Quante Volte
Donizetti - E Morte, Il Sospiro
Gounod - Ah! Je veux vivre
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

This shouldn't be too much of a problem, but as I am studying whilst also working freelance, sometimes it can cause a little difficulty. Always ask though, as it may be completely fine.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I'm more than happy to provide music before or after any performances if required or asked.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually, I would ask for about 20minutes to run some of the music if the event is for a wedding or funeral and a little longer if for a recital event. This is all flexible though, and can be adapted to your needs.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course! I am always happy to advise or give suggestions, but mostly I am very open to your wants​ and will learn new things happily if required.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, usually. The voice is very easy to transport! I am also able to bring a keyboard if needed and backing tracks also.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course. I will do anything to make the day as easy and special as possible. Although, I do ask that there is a few days notice if requesting a song or piece that I do not know.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients are always very complimentary about my performance and voice, particularly its tone. I am able to adapt to whatever the genre is, and am very happy to provide a specialised and personal set.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at a number of cathedrals and concert venues, and have an upcoming​ performance with the Welsh National Opera.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Lisette Oropesa is my greatest influence as I find her technique awe-inspiring. On a more singer-songwriter level, I am inspired by Lily Allen, Passenger, The kooks, Ed Sheeran (before fame) and many others, although I would consider them writing influences rather than for their sound.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I will be performing with the Welsh National Opera in June, and have performed with them in their gala concert last year.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450

Reviews

From customers:

Funeral P, 3 years ago

Utterly splendid voice. Very professional and pleasent. Would have made our Dad so happy!

Wedding S, 2 years ago

Divine