“the superb Victoria Simmonds”
Richard Morrison, The Times
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 a score 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.
Currently Victoria is playing the role of Fox in Garsington's production of Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen, directed by Danny Slater, designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, and conducted by Garry Walker. On July 19th she will be opening in Will Todd's charming family opera, Alice in Wonderland, for Opera Holland Park, playing Alice's Mother/Mad Hatter. The piece was commissioned and premiered by OHP last year and has a largely similar cast. Directed by Martin Duncan with designs by Leslie Travers, this promenade production leads the audience around the park itself to discover Alice's many adventures.
Whilst in Garsington this summer she also performed as part of Garsington's First World War commemorative day of events "Peace in Our Time?" on Sunday July 6th in Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Forthcoming concerts include The Dream of Gerontius in Somerset in July and Berlin in October.
In April she took part in a new commission for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, "Through His Teeth" by Luke Bedford. It was conducted by Sian Edwards, directed by Bijan Sheibani, and received great reviews.
See Diary for more details, links to relevant websites and all upcoming dates. For more updates follow Victoria on Twitter @vickymezzo.
“Victoria Simmonds is a voluptuously feisty Rosina”
Tim Ashley – The Guardian