“the superb Victoria Simmonds”
Richard Morrison, The Times
Written on Skin DVD wins Gramphone Award in Contemporary category.
As well as having won a SkyArts award, George Benjamin's "Written on Skin" has just scooped a Gramophone award for the Opus Arte DVD on which Victoria appears.
The Way Back Home - ENO at the Young Vic
Victoria is thrilled to have been asked to play the part of "Boy" in a new commission for ENO at the Young Vic - "The Way Back Home". Created by director Katie Mitchell and designer Vicki Mortimer, with music by Joanna Lee and libretto by Rory Mullarky, this charming opera, based on the popular children's book by Oliver Jeffers, will be delighting families in the run up to Christmas.
London Sinfonietta at Singapore International Festival of the Arts
In September Victoria joined the London Sinfonietta on their week long residency at the Singapore International Festival of the Arts. During the week she performed Berio Folk Songs conducted by Sian Edwards, and 3 songs by Kurt Weill accompanied by John Constable.
Opening the Guildhall 2014 Season with Verdi's Requiem
At the end of September she returned to the Barbican Hall to sing in the Verdi Requiem for the opening concert of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's Autumn Season, conducted by Mark Shanahan. She was joined by other alumni, including Adrian Thompson and Derek Welton, and the School's Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, many of whom had just started at the college.
Gerontius in Berlin
Victoria will travel to Berlin in October to sing the Dream of Gerontius, with colleagues Robert Murray and Gary Griffiths with Berlin Kantorei.
Halloween Handel in Kelso
On October 31st Victoria will return to Kelso to perform in a recital of Handel Arias and Duets with Sarah Tynan in Kelso, accompanied by Anna Tlbrook.
See Diary for more details, links to relevant websites and all upcoming dates.
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“Victoria Simmonds is a voluptuously feisty Rosina”
Tim Ashley – The Guardian