Paul Grosvenor - Bass; Belcore Understudy
Paul Grosvenor, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, most recently completed his second year as an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera. Paul made his operatic debut as Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte with the Opera Theatre of the Rockies. He then went on to perform the role of Colline in La bohème with Tri-Cities Opera, the role of the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, and the title role of The Mikado at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.
Paul was a resident artist with Toledo Opera for their 2016-2017 season. He has performed the role of Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief, and Mr. Gobineau in The Medium with Detroit’s Opera MODO. He has also performed the role of Frank in Die Fledermaus, and Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, where he performed the title role of Gianni Schicchi, Don Alfonso, Lakai in Ariadne auf Naxos, Masetto in Don Giovanni, and as the bass soloist in Verdi’s Requiem. Paul is a former student of the Patricia F. Robinson Music Studio, where he began studying voice and piano at the age of ten.