Monica McGhee

Award: Sybil Tutton Award

Year: 2020

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Soprano

Location: National Opera Studio


Scottish soprano Monica McGhee is a graduate of the RSAMD (now RCS) and the RCM where she graduated with Distinction from the Masters in Vocal Performance course. She is based in London, where she studies with Marie McLaughlin.

Operatic appearances include Frasquita (cover) Scottish Opera, Leila (Les Pecheurs des Perles) Opera Bohemia, Mimi (La Boheme) with Kensington Symphony Orchestra and Opera D’Amore, Giannetta/Adina cover (L’Elisir D’Amore) for Haddo House and Gontran ( Une education manquée) for Pop-up Opera. .

As a soloist on the concert platform she has performed in some of the country's greatest venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bridgewater Hall, The Barbican, Glasgow City Halls and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. She has been a competition finalist in the 2016 Susan Chilcott Award and the 2011 and 2014 Les Azuriales Opera Competition.

In the last year Monica has sung internationally with The Royal Opera House in Japan and in Sweeney Todd with Bergen Nasjonale Opera.
My award from Help Musicians will support my year training at the National Opera Studio. It will allow me to continue to have regular singing lessons with my teacher during my residency as a young artist.