Cast Bio: Vincent Grana, Dr. Dulcamara Cover

vincent-grana-300Vincent Grana (Bass-Baritone) is 28 years old and is based in Los Angeles, CA.  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.

While at Rutgers, Mr. Grana 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 Bizet’s 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.

Most recently Mr. Grana has sung with Sarasota Opera as one of their apprentice artists for the final season of the Verdi Cycle.  This year, Mr. Grana received an encouragement award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the Los Angeles District.  In the Spring of 2017, Mr. Grana will perform the role of Zuniga with Dayton Opera in their production of Carmen.