British bass-baritone Daniel Grice was a Jette Parker Young Artist 2010–12, his roles including Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Wagner (Faust), Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata) and Soldier/Voice of Mercury (Les Troyens). He also covered the role of Wolfram von Eschinbach (Tannhäuser) and performed Acts I and II in one performance. Since leaving the Programme he has returned to sing Schaunard (La bohème) for The Royal Opera.
Grice first became fascinated with opera through the film Amadeus. He worked as a chef and then as a nurse before entering the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study singing, aged 26. He currently studies with Robert Lloyd. Grice's operatic engagements include Schaunard, Rocheford (Anna Bolena) and Angelotti (Tosca) for Welsh National Opera, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) for English Touring Opera, Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress) for Opera East/Iford Arts and Escamillo (Carmen) at the Royal Albert Hall.
Grice is also a prolific concert performer and sings oratorio throughout the UK.
Daniel Grice as Schaunard, Jongmin Park as Colline, Markus Werba as Marcello and Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo in La bohème © ROH / Catherine Ashmore
Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo, Markus Werba as Marcello, Ermonela Jaho as Mimì, Daniel Grice as Schaunard, and Jongmin Park as Colline in La bohème © ROH / Catherine Ashmore
Justina Gringyte as Dorabella and Daniel Grice as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte © ROH / Richard H Smith 2012
Daniel Grice as Fiorello and John Osborn as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mike Hoban 2011