Randall Gray, a 22-year-old opera phenom, will perform her debut concert, “PRIMA,” on Saturday, August 12, at 3 p.m., at Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School, located at 200 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.
Gray’s repertoire will range from Giuseppe Verdi to Giacomo Puccini to Antonín Dvořák to spirituals. She will be accompanied by celebrated tenor Ashley Faatoalia and acclaimed pianist Catherine Miller.
“Gray sings the classical music world’s most beloved compositions. With her ease of climatic high notes, she delivers melodic magic and heart piercing sentiments of despair, desire, joy, and hope. Gray’s alluring voice brings remarkable freshness and beauty to these classics,” said one observer.
Randall Gray has been singing classical music professionally since age 12. First developing her voice in the Baptist church, and later with the international famed baritone, Vladimir Chernov, and Bel Canto expert, Olga Toporkova, Gray has performed principles roles as Felix Mendolssen’s grand oratorio, “Elijah.” Also, she has collaborated with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and performed “The Spirit” in Los Angeles Opera’s “Then I Stood Up.”
In addition, Gray sang the national anthem for the Los Angeles Kings, the Ronald McDonald House walk-a-thon and the Sean Brock Foundation.
Her choral performances include Meredith Monk’s “Cellular Songs” at Royce Hall, “Echoes of the Silk Road” at Carnegie Hall, and Christmas classics at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Eric Whitacare and Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, alongside the LA Master Chorale.
“Billions of people would dream to produce just one bar of sound that Randall can carry for four or more minutes. It’s impossible what Randall can do with her voice. She is absolutely unique in everything she’s achieved and this is only the beginning. Her presence on the planet is about to make the world better. There are no words which can identify her phenomenal talents,” said Vladimir Chernov, a world-renowned Russian baritone.
For tickets, visit www.randallgray.com