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. He continued in the programme through into the 2020/21 season, and has performed on the main stage in roles such as Grégorio Roméo et Juliette, Ein Kappadozier Salome, and Dandini for their children’s performances of La Cenerentola alongside an appearance at Bolzano Festival. Upcoming highlights for Grant include an appearance at Lausitz Festival, performances of Brahms Ein deutches Reqiuem with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra, and a return to Teatro alla Scala as Sebastian in Adés The Tempest.
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.
In the 2018/19 season, Grant was an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera where he appeared in performances of Bartered Bride, Fantasio, and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 as well as covering the role of Sparck Fantasio.
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.
Recent operatic performances include Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Minsk Man in Jonathan Dove’s Flight and Le Podestat in Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle with Royal Academy Opera as well as covering the title role in Don Giovanni with British Youth Opera.