Victoria Simmonds

Mezzo Soprano

Silver Birch - Garsington Opera

To complete her summer season, Victoria returns to Garsington for a brand new commissioned piece by Roxanna Panufnik, with Libretto by Jessica Duchen.  For further details click here.

Don Giovanni - Opera Holland Park

Victoria made another role debut this summer with Opera Holland Park, this time as Donna Elvira in a new production by Olly Platt and Neil Irish, with Dane Lan conducting. For further details click here.

Written on Skin - Royal Opera House & Bolshoi

A busy 2017 opened with the return of George Benjamin's wonderful opera to the ROH in January, with Victoria reprising the roles of Marie/Angel 2.  The show played the Bolshoi in Moscow in April for two shows only.

La Cenerentola  - Opera Holland Park and beyond

In July 2016 Victoria made her role debut as Angelina in a new production for Opera Holland Park.  She also performed the role the following autumn in the revival for Danish National Opera, which was nominated for Opera of the Year by the Reumert Prize.  Whilst at Opera Holland Park she also reprised her roles of Alice's Mum/Mad Hatter in Will Todd's charming children's opera, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The new CD of Alice reached No.1 in the Specialist Classical Chart in it's first week of release.  


George Benjamin's opera and Victoria made their debuts in New York in August 2015 to critical acclaim. In March 2016 the Mahler Chamber Orchestra took the piece on a European Tour, culminating in a concert at the Barbican.

Written on Skin DVD wins Gramophone Award

As well as having won a SkyArts award and numerous others around the world, George Benjamin's "Written on Skin" has scooped a Gramophone award in the Contemporary category for the Opus Arte DVD on which Victoria appears.

Verdi Requiem in Birmingham

Victoria returned to the Midlands, where she grew up, in June to perform this wonderful piece in the closing concert at Adrian Boult Hall at Birmingham Conservatoire, conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong, and broadcast on BBC radio.