B i o g r a p h y
Vincent Grana (Bass) is based in Phillipsburg, NJ. He has received his B. M. Magna Cum Laude in Music Education and an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. At Rutgers, Mr. Grana has received many awards for academic and performing achievements including the Presser Foundation award and the Michael Fardink Memorial Award. He has also performed with the Castleton Festival under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel covering such roles as Alcindoro and Benoit (La Boheme), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), and Escamillo in a concert performance of Carmen. Mr. Grana has performed in the Crested Butte Music Festival’s production of L’elisir d’amore (Dulcamara) and has worked with eminent artists such as Samuel Ramey.
In 2013, Mr. Grana was named a Philadelphia District winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Mr. Grana has also sung with Sarasota Opera as one of their apprentice artists for the final season of the Verdi Cycle. Mr. Grana received an encouragement award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the Los Angeles District. He also that same year was a grant recipient of the Opera Buffs in Southern California. Mr. Grana debuted at Dayton Opera performing the role of Zuniga in their production of Bizet’s Carmen.
Mr. Grana performed the role of Simone in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance program in the summer of 2017. Mr. Grana was invited back to Dayton in the fall of 2017 to sing a concert of Bach’s Cantata 80 and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. His 2018 engagements include performing the role of Noye in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, and the officer in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Santa Barbara. This summer, Mr. Grana performed the role of Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Aspen Opera Center as a Fellowship artist. This fall, he returned to Opera Santa Barbara for their 25th anniversary season singing the role of Colline in Puccini’s La Boheme. He then reprised the role of Colline with Pacific Opera Project in their annual production of La Boheme. Recent engagements include covering the role of Gardiner in Opera San Jose’s production of Moby Dick, singing Il Priore in Bellini’s La Straniera and covering Podestà in Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra both with Teatro Nuovo, and returning to Dayton to sing Rafael and Adam in Haydn’s The Creation and Colline in La Boheme. Upcoming engagements include singing the role of Elder Ott with Annapolis Opera in their production of Floyd’s Susannah.