British bass-baritone Daniel Grice sings Schaunard (La bohème) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. From 2010 to 2012 Grice was a Jette Parker Young Artist for The Royal Opera, singing roles including Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Wagner (Faust), Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata) and Soldier/Voice of Mercury (Les Troyens), and covering roles including Wolfram von Eschinbach (Tannhäuser), which he sang Acts I and II of for one performance.
Born in the UK, Grice became fascinated with opera after seeing the film Amadeus. He continued to sing while working first as a chef and then as a nurse, and at the age of 26 entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study singing. He currently studies with renowned bass Robert Lloyd. Away from The Royal Opera, Daniel’s appearances have included 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
Daniel Grice as Fiorello and John Osborn as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mike Hoban 2011