Grace Newberry, mezzo-soprano
Grace Newberry (mezzo-soprano) a native of Thousand Oaks, California is a recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she finished her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. At Oberlin, she was the recipient of several merit-based scholarships including the Helen Hodam voice scholarship. She is now a student of Sheri Greenawald in San Francisco.
During her years at Oberlin, Grace Newberry performed as L’enfant in Ravel’s L’enfant est les sortileges, Annio in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Hata in The Bartered Bride by Smetna and in the chorus of Bernstein’s Candide. With the Janiec Opera at the Brevard Music Center, she sang the role of Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina, and appeared in the chorus of La Traviata by Verdi and L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti.
Ms. Newberry performed at the International Lyric Academy in Rome, singing both Maddalena and Giovanna in Rigoletto by Verdi and the Third Spirit in Die Zauberfölte by Mozart. At Oberlin she was the alto soloist in Handel's Messiah and in David Lang's the little match girl passion with the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble. This summer she will be singing as a studio artist with The Wolf Trap Opera Company.