Victoria Simmonds

Mezzo Soprano


Written on Skin - Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Apr
22
Apr 23

Written on Skin - Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

Festival d'Aix en Provence takes it's multi award winning production by Katie Mitchell on tour to the Bolshoi in Moscow for two performances only on 22nd and 23rd April. 

Jul
28
Aug 10

Alices Adventures in Wonderland - Will Todd - Opera Holland Park

Will Todd's charming children's opera returns to Opera Holland Park's magical Yukka Lawn to thrill a 4th year of audiences.  

Victoria will reprise her roles of Alice's mum and the Mad Hatter on performances on July 28th, August 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th and 10th. 

Alice's website can be found here.

Jul
14
Aug 30

La Cenerentola - Opera Holland Park

New Production by Opera Holland Park.  Victoria is thrilled to be making her role debut as Angelina in this new production by director Oliver Platt and designer Neil Irish, conducted by Dane Lam.

further details can be found here.

Jun
26
7:30 pm19:30

Verdi Requiem - Birmingham Conservatoire

Conductor Sir Richard Armstrong
Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Caroline Modiba soprano
Victoria Simmonds mezzo-soprano
David Butt Philip tenor
Barnaby Rae bass

Maya Verlaak Carrier
Verdi Messa di Requiem

Verdi’s monumental work is a fitting tribute for this much loved concert hall. Of operatic proportions, this great piece is full of drama, lyricism and Italian spirit. With the Conservatoire's premiere orchestra and chorus under the baton of one of the UK's leading Verdian conductors, this special final concert and BBC Radio 3 live broadcast promises to deliver a celebration of the magnitude that the Adrian Boult Hall deserves and a compelling nod to the Conservatoire's exciting future.

click here for more details.

May
12
7:30 pm19:30

Echo and Narcissus - Ryan Wigglesworth - Wigmore Hall

Ryan Wigglesworth, English National Opera’s Composer in Residence, was inspired to write Echo and Narcissus after reading Ted Hughes’s Tales from Ovid

He eventually settled on his ideal setting, complete with dialogue, narrative and reflection, after performing Janáček’s The Diary of One who Disappeared

Mark Padmore and Victoria Simmonds join Wigglesworth for the work’s London première.

Complete programme: 

  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Liederkreis Op. 39
  • Ryan Wigglesworth (b.1979)
        • Echo and Narcissus (London première) [1]
  • Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
        • The Diary of One who Disappeared
  1. Co-commissioned by Aldeburgh Music, Musik im Reisen, and by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

There will also be a performance of the same programme in the Wattens Musik im Riesen Festival in Austria on Sunday 29th May at 8pm.  click here for details.

Mar
12
Mar 19

European Tour Written on Skin - George Benjamin - Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Victoria reprises her role as Angel 2/Marie in George Benjamin's first full-length opera with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Taking in 5 cities over 7 days, the piece will be performed in Dortmund, Cologne, Barcelona, and Madrid before coming to the Barbican Centre in London.

more details will appear as they are known

Dec
19
6:30 pm18:30

The Adventures of Pinocchio - Jonathan Dove

Victoria reprises the award winning title role she created for Opera North in 2007, along with many other original cast members, in a concert performance for Cambridge Philharmonic. For booking details please click here.

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

 

Nov
24
7:00 pm19:00

Mignon - Ambroise Thomas - New Sussex Opera

Victoria plays the title role in this rarely seen piece which, in the late 19th century, was one of the most performed operas of it's time.  Other performances: Wednesday 11th November at 7.30pm Lewes Town Hall, Sunday 22nd November at 3pm Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.

Conductor: Nicholas Jenkins

Director: Harry Fehr

Designer: Eleanor Wdowski

New Sussex Opera Chorus

St Paul's Sinfonia

Sung in English

For Cadogan Hall website click here.

Nov
5
Nov 7

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Will Todd - Opera Holland Park at the ROH

Will Todd's wonderful piece for children is brought to the Linbury for it's first performance inside a theatre. Commissioned by Holland Park in 2013, the opera has been a sell-out and critical success for each successive year, as well as the CD reaching No.1 in the Specialist Classical Chart in it's first week of release. Victoria plays the rôles of Alice's Mother and Mad Hatter.

Performances: 5, 6, 7 November at 6pm and 7 November at 2pm.

Conductor: Matthew Waldren

Director: Martin Duncan

Designer: Leslie Travers

To go to the ROH page click here.

Jul
16
Aug 1

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Will Todd - Opera Holland Park

After two brilliant years, and more than 20 performances since its premiere in 2013, Victoria is thrilled to be returning to the roles of Alice's Mum and Mad Hatter* in this wonderful children's opera by Will Todd.  Situated in the magical gardens of the Yucca Lawn in Holland Park, Martin Duncan's production with designs by Leslie Travers, transports its audience down the rabbit hole to meet the many characters from Lewis Carroll's iconic work.  2015 is an extra special year to be performing this, as it will be part of the 150th anniversary of the publication of the book.

for more details click

* Victoria will be performing on the following dates only: 16th, 18th, 25th, 30th, 31st July and 1st August

Jun
6
Jun 19

Flight - Jonathan Dove - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park presents the first professional London production of Jonathan Dove's Flight, first presented at Glyndebourne in 1997. Victoria is playing the part of Minsk Woman, a pregnant passenger who is the wife of a diplomat heading to a new life in Minsk.

Director: Stephen Barlow

Conductor: Brad Cohen

Designer: Andrew Riley

for other cast details, click here

to book, click here

May
16
May 17

Dream of Gerontius - St Mary's Church, Banbury

Victoria joins the Chipping Norton Choral Society and Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Peter Hunt to perform Elgar's beautiful work.

for advance tickets please phone 07836 518868 

Mar
26
1:00 pm13:00

Recital & Masterclass

Christchurch University Recital Series

"Songs of Innocence and Experience" with accompanist: Iola Shelley

Songs by Bernstein, Ireland, Bliss, Mozart, Debussy, Bizet, Dring, Sondheim and Maltby & Shire

Followed by a masterclass at 4.00pm with students from the University Music Department

Mar
25
1:00 pm13:00

Recital

Dunedin University Wednesday at One Recital Series

"Songs of Innocence and Experience" with accompanist: Terence Dennis

Songs by Bernstein, Ireland, Bliss, Mozart, Debussy, Bizet, Dring, Sondheim and Maltby & Shire

Mar
21
8:00 pm20:00

A Child Of Our Time

Eckehard Stier CONDUCTOR
Indra Thomas SOPRANO
Victoria Simmonds ALTO
Nicky Spence TENOR
Derek Welton BASS
Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
New Zealand Youth Choir

Auckland Town Hall

Dec
11
Dec 23

The Way Back Home by Joanna Lee & Rory Mullarkey

for English National Opera at The Young Vic

Director Katie Mitchell and Designer Vicki Mortimer have devised this children's opera based on the best selling children's book by Oliver Jeffers. 

from 11th - 23rd December at various times

click here for more details and to book tickets