Grace Lovelass is a mezzo soprano based on the south coast. Roles include Adalgisa (Norma) with Heber Opera, Olga (Eugene Onegin) with the Oxford Alternative Orchestra and The People’s Opera, Tisbe (La Cenerentola), the Sorceress/Spirit (Dido & Aeneas) and Flora (La Traviata). Grace appeared in the chorus at the Dorset Opera Festival for three consecutive years, singing small and cover roles, as well as in Die Zauberflöte with Hurn Court Opera earlier this year. She also performed under the direction of Pamela Howard OBE as part of Bernstein in Chichester 2018.
Originally from Bedfordshire, Grace read Classics at King’s College London, taking lead roles in the annual King’s College Greek Play performed in ancient Greek. After moving to Dorset, she joined Wareham’s Rex Players – a group of variety performers who have raised over £60,000 for charity.
Formerly a public relations manager, Grace embarked on a professional singing career in 2014 under the tuition and guidance of Patricia Taylor. She made her classical/operatic debut at the Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival in 2015. On her return to the festival in 2016, she won first place in five classes, taking home the Dudley James Cup for Opera, Muriel Segal Cup for Lieder and Elizabeth Parkinson Cup for Oratorio.
Since then she has received support from local businesses, arts organisations and a host of dear friends. She was awarded an artist development bursary from Purbeck Art Weeks and received an overwhelming response to an online Crowdfunder campaign, funding her studies in Opera at the Associated Studios.
Grace lives with her husband in the Purbecks, close to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Currently preparing for her first triathlon, she enjoys swimming, cycling and running on the Jurassic Coast. She is also a trained ballroom and latin dancer and has competed at the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.