British mezzo-soprano Frances Gregory is a recent graduate of Royal Academy Opera, a former Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera, and a studio artist with the Opéra National de Lyon for the 20/21 season. Whilst studying she won the 2018 RAM Club Prize and the Tom Hammond Opera Prize, was a RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach cantata soloist, and a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle, with whom she made her Wigmore Hall recital debut. For her performance of Sycorax in The Enchanted Island with British Youth Opera in 2018, she was awarded the Patrick Fyffe/Dame Hilda Bracket Award from Sadler's Wells.
One of Laurence Cummings’ current Handel House Talents, she recently covered Emily Edmonds in the mezzo-soprano role in Philip Venables’ Denis & Katya, a co-production between Music Theatre Wales and Opera Philadelphia. Roles this season include Maman, La Tasse Chinoise, and La Libellule L’Enfant et les sortilèges and the Fox and Dog The Cunning Little Vixen; in 2022 she is set to play Laura in Tom Coult’s Violet, a co-production between the Aldeburgh Festival, Music Theatre Wales, and Theater Magdeburg.
She is passionate about song and, together with duo partner Dylan Perez, has been chosen to compete in the first Lied-Competition “Bolko von Hochberg” 2021.