Gemma Prince is a soprano from Dungannon, Co Tyrone and graduated with a Masters Degree in Vocal and Opera Studies from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she studied with Lynne Dawson and received an Entrance Award and the Dame Eva Turner Award for Potential Dramatic Soprano.
Gemma has been a Young Artist with NI Opera and currently studies with Jacqueline Straubinger-Bremar. Gemma has sung in masterclasses with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Malcolm Martineau, Ann Murray, Giselle Allen, Jonathan Lemalu, Iain Burnside, Mary King and Marie McLoughlin.
Gemma’s operatic roles include the title role of Suor Angelica, First Maiden in Turandot, Antonia in The Tales of Hoffmann with Preston Opera, Hanratty in Monster in the Dark for Spark Opera at the Belfast Children’s Festival, Virtu and Venere in L’Incornazione di Poppea with Lesley-Ann Sammons with performances in Hastings, Longborough Festival Opera and Actor’s Church Covent Garden. Gemma also performed in the Mac Theatre in Belfast and The Southbank Centre, London in NI Opera Shorts – five contemporary operas composed by Northern Irish composers.
Gemma has covered the role of Mrs Grose in The Turn of the Screw and covered the role of the Mother in Hansel and Gretel both with NI Opera and sang in the Chorus of NI Opera’s production of Puccini’s Tosca, Verdi’s Macbeth, Puccini’s Turandot and Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Gemma performed in Buxton Opera House in the chorus of The Sorcerer with Oxbridge Opera Company. Gemma performed the role of Fiordiligi in a touring production of School of Lovers Bite Size with NI Opera.