Mr. Graham Wright
Since moving to the Boston area, Graham has found success as a soloist with many of New England’s choral, orchestral, and opera groups, including the Boston Pops, Newton Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale, Paul Madore Chorale, Nashua Chorale Society, Newburyport Choral Society, Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Opera Company of Brooklyn and the Boston Lyric Opera. Since 2005, Graham has been a regular chorus member at the Boston Lyric Opera, having appeared in the ensemble for productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Eugene Onegin, La Traviata, Thais, and Un ballo in maschera. In the 2006-2007 season, Graham returned to Opera by the Bay as Guglelmo in Cosi fan tutte and to the Newton Symphony Orchestra as Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He made debut appearances with Intermezzo-Chamber Opera in Curlew River and Signor Deluso and with Opera New England (Boston Lyric Opera) as Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In opera and operetta, Graham has recently appeared as title characters in Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and Dido and Aeneas, as well as in the roles of Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Magistrate / Gorgibus (Signor Deluso), Belcore (Elixir of Love), Dr. Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Escamillo (Carmen), Marullo (Rigoletto), Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd), Pirate King (Pirates of Penzance) and Betto (Gianni Schicchi). As a recipient of the Emerson Fellowship and Ragnar and Margaret Naess Award at the, Graham presented a recital of Schubert’s Schwanengesang in the Advanced Music Performance (AMP) recital series and created the role of Tim Johnson in the world premier of Charles Shadle and Michael Ouellette’s new opera Coyote’s Dinner. Graham may also be heard as a soloist and vocal quartet member on the soundtrack of the National Film Preservation Foundation’s critically-acclaimed DVD collection More Treasures from the American Film Archive. A native of South Carolina, Graham is an alumnus of Furman University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graham continues to engage his interests in chemistry that originally brought him to Boston – he is particularly involved in pharmaceutical research education and training. Graham was a member of the Marsh Chapel Choir from 2000 to 2003. He returned to Marsh Chapel in January 2008 as a Choral Scholar.