British mezzo-soprano Frances Gregory is a recent graduate of Royal Academy Opera. 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. Notable engagements included Bach’s St Matthew Passion conducted by Trevor Pinnock as part of the RAM Bach: the European series, and her Wigmore Hall recital debut for Song Circle. Frances debuted with British Youth Opera in 2018 as Sycorax in The Enchanted Island, a role for which she was awarded the Patrick Fyffe/Dame Hilda Bracket Award from Sadler's Wells.
A 2019 Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera, she covered and performed the role of Flamel in Offenbach's Fantasio, as well as performing step-out solos in Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with the English Concert and Laurence Cummings.
This season she returns to the Amersham Festival of Music to sing Dorabella/Così fan tutte, Laura in Tom Coult's premiere of Violet for Music Theatre Wales, a co-production with Snape Maltings that will also run at the Linbury Theatre the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Autumn 2020, and The Fox/The Cunning Little Vixen for Longborough Festival Opera. Also for Music Theatre Wales she will cover the mezzo-soprano role in Philip Venables' Denis & Katya, a co-production with Opera Philadelphia. Frances is also one of Laurence Cummings’ Handel House Talents for 19/20.