“the superb Victoria Simmonds” 

  Richard Morrison, The Times



Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano)

June and July of next year will see a welcome return to Garsington for Victoria, as she will play the role of Fox in their production of Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen, directed by Danny Slater, and conducted by Garry Walker.  


In April she will take part in another world premiere by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.  The piece is by Luke Bedford, and will be directed by Bijan Sheibani.  There isn't a title yet, but the piece is based on a true story, and is a one hour three-hander, to be performed as part of a festival of new music in the Linbury Theatre.  


Victoria is almost at the end of an 18 month tour of Europe with Katie Mitchell's World Premiere production of George Benjamin's "Written on Skin", which has already received standing ovations in Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Toulouse, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Wiener Festwochen, and the Bavarian State Opera Munich.  The tour finishes in November with performances at the Opera Comique, Paris, but future concert performances are planned for Lisbon next May.


During 2013 Victoria will also be touring a self-devised homage to Kathleen Ferrier, entitled "With much love, the music and letters of Kathleen Ferrier" with Anna Tilbrook on piano, which has been playing to sold out audiences. 


See Diary for all upcoming dates.

“Victoria Simmonds is a voluptuously feisty Rosina” 

Tim Ashley – The Guardian