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Angela Simkin

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Angela Simkin in action.
Angela Simkin as Oreste in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

English mezzo-soprano Angela Simkin joined the Jette Parker Young Artists from the start of the 2016/17 Season. Her roles in the 2016/17 Season include the title role in Oreste, Annina (Der Rosenkavalier), Flora Bervoix (La traviata) and Mlle Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur).

Simkin was born in Lincoln and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal College of Music’s Benjamin Britten International Opera School as an Ian Evans Lombe Scholar and at the National Opera Studio. She continues her studies with Dinah Harris. She is a Britten Pears Young Artist and has also received the Nora Popple Award, the Boris Christoff International Award for Young Singers, and support from the Josephine Baker Trust, the Georg Solti Accademia, the Verbier Festival and the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Previous operatic engagements include Concepcion (L’Heure espagnole), Madama La Rose (La gazzetta), Nancy (Albert Herring) and Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for the RCM, Teseo (Arianna in Creta) and Iside (Giove in Argo) for the London Handel Festival, Queen Elizabeth (Merrie England) for Opera South, Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe) and Margaret (Ruddigore) for Opera della Luna and Hebe (HMS Pinafore), Leila (Iolanthe), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado) and Edith (The Pirates of Penzance) for the Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company.

News and features

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Photos

Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia and Angela Simkin as Oreste in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Thomas Atkins as Pilade in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Angela Simkin as Oreste in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Angela Simkin as Oreste in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Angela Simkin as Oreste, Thomas Atkins as Pilade and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Angela Simkin as Oreste, Thomas Atkins as Pilade and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simkin, Angela

Angela Simkin in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

David Junghoon Kim, Gyula Nagy, Emily Edmonds, Angela Simkin, Vlada Borovko, James Hendry, Thomas Atkins, Jennifer Davis, Francesca Chiejina and Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Angela Simkin as Oreste and Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Thomas Atkins as Pilade in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Thomas Atkins as Pilade, Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Angela Simkin as Oreste, Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Thomas Atkins as Pilade, Vlada Borovko as Ermione and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Vlada Borovko and Angela Simkin in rehearsal for Oreste, The

Francesca Chiejina, Simon Shibambu and Angela Simkin in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Angela Simkin in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016