Nora Graham-smith

Nora Graham-smith

Mezzo-Soprano

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«"An ABSOLUTe pro with a bravura talent."»
the baltimore sun (2017)
«"the emotional and technical HIGHLIGHT of the show."»
deseret news (2017)
«"a voice of refulgent power and carnal warmth."»
CRESCENT valley weekly (2017)
2016Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2016Bach J.S.: Mass, BWV 232, B minorBass
2016Purcell: Dido and AeneasSorceress
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina
2015Verdi: RigolettoMaddalena
2015Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelDie Knusperhexe (the Witch)
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDritte Dame (third Lady)
2015Poulenc: Les mamelles de TirésiasA Newspaper Vendor
2015Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGertrud
2014Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2014Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2013Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaBerta
2013Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilègesThe Child
2013Sondheim: A Little Night MusicPetra
2013Bizet: CarmenMercédès
2012Sullivan: The MikadoPitti-sing
2012Britten: Albert HerringFlorence Pike
2011Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina

Bio


Internationally acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano, Nora Graham-Smith has been hailed as "an absolute pro with a bravura talent," (The Baltimore Sun), "A magnetic actress," who possesses a stylistically versatile voice of "refulgent power  and carnal warmth." (Crescent Valley Weekly). Nora has performed  roles ranging from her signature portrayal of Carmen, complex contemporary opera heroines, and leading ladies of the song and dance genre of American musical theater (Julie LaVerne, SHOW BOAT, Nellie Forbush, SOUTH PACIFIC, Irene Malloy, HELLO, DOLLY!).  A champion of new opera, Nora completed a successful run with the Alamo City Opera as Isabela in “La hija de Rappaccini,” having previously performed the opera with the Gotham Chamber Opera in NYC and Los Angeles, as well as recent performances with Beth Morrison Production's  "PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL" in New York City, as  The Fury in the world premier of “Rev. 23,” which debuts in Boston in late 2017.  

A prolific cross-over artist, Nora’s recent turn as Nellie Forbush in Annapolis Opera’s “South Pacific,” was hailed by critics, earning her a nomination for Best Actress in a Musical Theater production for 2016.  Earlier in 2016, Nora performed as the Alto Soloist in the “Bach B minor mass,” with the Toledo Symphony, where she was called the “emotional and technical highlight of the production.” Nora has been seen onstage at prestigious theatres across the world, including Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy, Szeged Opera in Hungary, Opera Theatre d'Avignon, and Kungliga Operan in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as regionally in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.NoraGrahamSmith.com                                                        
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bizet: Carmen Carmen 24 hours Natchez Music Festival 2016
Bach J.S.: Mass, BWV 232, B minor Bass 24 hours Toledo Symphony Orchestra (toledo) 2016
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Sorceress 24 hours Opera Memphis 2016
Mozart: Don Giovanni Zerlina 1 week Hidden Valley Opera 2015
Verdi: Rigoletto Maddalena 24 hours Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra 2015

Awards

beethoven competition, second place
2017
DESeret theater league, best supporting actress
2017
BEst actress nominee (musical)
2017