Scottish soprano Monica McGhee is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal College of Music where she graduated with Distinction from the Masters in Vocal Performance course. She is based in London, where she studies with Marie McLaughlin. She is the recipient of the Musicians’ Company Goldman Award 2020, for her studies at the National Opera Studio.
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.
Monica was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2017 and has spent much of the last 3 years repairing the damage done to her neck and voice following her surgery and battle with the disease. She is now in remission and is a proud supporter of Cancer Research, launching the nationwide Stand up to Cancer campaign in October 2019 with a performance of popular arias in Glasgow Central Station.