Grace Nyandoro

Praised for her “warmly inflected and expressive singing” (Opera Magazine), Grace is an experienced soloist and versatile lyric soprano. Her operatic roles include Musetta ‘La Bohème’ for Kings head theatre (2022)
Aksinya ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ for Birmingham Opera Company which won The Royal Philharmonic Society award and the title role of Treemonisha (Spectra Ensemble) at the Grimeborn Festival.

Grace is based in London and has both Ugandan and Zimbabwean heritage. She graduated from Trinity Laban with the support of the University of Edinburgh Bucher-Fraser scholarship, Oxford-Lieder Society bursary and Laurence Atwell Trust bursary.

During her time at Edinburgh University she was the winner of the Tovey Prize competition and later went on to receive the Paul Simms Opera prize at Trinity Laban. Grace has always been an ardent proponent of new works. She has performed in an Opera North commission ‘The Pied Piper of Chibok’ as Adama Rahel at the Grimeborn Festival by Juwon Sky and recently created the role of Grace in ‘Herday’ an opera commissioned for Coventry City of Culture Festival 2022 by Sayan Kent.

Last year she performed in ‘Liminal’ a one-woman production at the King’s Head Theatre, devised by Le Gateau Chocolat.

Grace is passionate about making opera accessible for all through outreach and community projects and regularly works for Birmingham Opera Company in this capacity. She has also enjoyed working for the ENO Baylis Opera Squad and English Pocket Opera which work extensively in schools across the UK.
This summer Grace returned to Opera Holland Park to perform in their double bill as 1st femme in Delius’s ‘La Margot Rouge’

Grace is looking forward to performing with Welsh National Opera in their newly commissioned piece ‘Migrations’ in November.

'warmly inflected and expressive singing...'

Opera Magazine

'Grace Nyandoro made for an admirable heroine...her soprano metallic and hyper-focused'

The Guardian




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