Young American bass-baritone Isaac Grier is rapidly making a name for himself in the world of opera. His uniquely rich voice has the depth, color and easy low notes of a bass combined with the ring and upper extension of a baritone. Grier has performed the roles of Il Bonze in Madama Butterfly, Colline in La bohème, the Sacristan and Angelotti in Tosca, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Frère Laurent in Romeo and Juliette, Theseus and Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Banquo in Macbeth, Publio in La clemenza di Tito, Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors and Sam in Trouble in Tahiti. He has sung with Opera North in New Hampshire, New Orleans Opera, The Martina Arroyo Foundation, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Amore Opera, Regina Opera and Chelsea Opera in New York City.
In the 2010-11 season, Grier was the featured soloist in a concert with the Flint Symphony Orchestra as part of the Black Classical Music Family Festival. He also appeared as Colline in Puccini’s La Boheme and Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Escamillo in Georges Bizet’s Carmen and Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro with Amore Opera and Clarence in a staged premier of Benjamin Yarmolinsky’s Clarence and Anita with Underworld Productions Opera.
A native of Flint, Michigan, Grier received his Bachelor of Music degree from Xavier University in New Orleans and his Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. At Manhattan School of Music, he blossomed under the tutelage of such music luminaries as Warren Jones and Tom Muraco. Isaac Grier currently resides in New York City.