Angela Simkin

Mezzo-soprano

Angela Simkin
REVIEWS

Nancy: Albert Herring / Royal College of Music, London

“…Angela Simkin’s ravishingly sung Nancy…”

Classical Source

 

“Nicholas Morton (Sid) and Angela Simkin (Nancy) offered some lovely moments of lyrical expansion.”

Opera

 

Messiah / Classical Opera

"Mezzo-soprano Angela Simkin has a lovely dark, burnished alto voice with a nice firmness in the middle and lower ranges which will, I think, make her a strong interpreter of the role. She sang a finely musical account, constantly turning in beautifully shaped phrases, and in the showier Guadagni sections brought out a superb technical ability too."

Planet Hugill

 

"Angela Simkin's velvety mezzo has immense promise..."

The Times

 

Teseo: Arianna a Creta / London Handel Festival

“Angela Simkin tackled Teseo’s vocal flights fearlessly, with a pleasingly mellow mezzo timbre.

Financial Times

 

“…very strongly sung by Angela Simkin…”

Opera Now

 

“…very well sung here by Angela Simkin.”

Opera

 

“Most challenging of all is the role of the heroic Teseo, written for the star castrato Carestini and here sung by Angela Simkin; she shirks nothing, keeping her head while the notes gather thick and fast all around.”

The Stage

 

Iside: Giove in Argo / London Handel Festival

“There are outstanding performances from Angela Simkin’s traumatised Iside…”

The Guardian

 

“Angela Simkin’s Iside was brilliantly strong and characterful throughout…”

Opera Now

 

“The standout performances are the three women: Angela Simkin deploying her rich mezzo as the increasingly deranged Iside…”

The Times

 

“At such times it's exciting to look out for future stars, and in Angela Simkin we have one. A mezzo of rich velours and substantial range and power, she already has an impressive CV and is destined for great things.”

What’s On Stage

 

Oreste / Royal Opera, London, at Wilton’s Music Hall

“Angela Simkin, compelled to mutter and twitch throughout in response to the furies in Oreste’s head, has lustre…”

The Arts Desk

 

“In the title role, mezzo-soprano Angela Simkin has a lustrous voice, full of expression …”
The Financial Times

 

“Simkin moulds phrases and virtuosity into a seamlessly expressive whole, which is often all the more affecting for its restraint.

The Guardian

 

“Angela Simkin sang the title role with a focused, powerful mezzo…”

Opera

 

“Angela Simkin’s plush mezzo, reminiscent of a young Alice Coote, shone in the slower, lamenting numbers.”

The Sunday Times

 

“providing attractive and accomplished virtuosic singing."

The Telegraph

 

"Angela Simkin's Oreste, crazed newcomer to the island ruled by the thug Toante, keeps her dark, throbbing mezzo strong and reliable."

The Times

 

"Angela Simkin's show-saving turn as a distracted, self-harming Oreste. Simkin's mezzo is deliciously attuned to Handel's style..."

WhatsOnStage

 

Lucilla: Il Vologeso / Classical Opera

“…we also had a second mezzo of sensual quality in Angela Simkin, joining the Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of next season and plangent as Lucio's rejected fiancee whose magnanimity produces an unlikely volte face at the end.

The Arts Desk

 

“Angela Simkin's darker mezzo cut a noble figure as Lucilla, singing with beautiful warmth.”

Bachtrack

 

“Angela Simkin sang Lucilla with charming demureness which elicited compassion for her situation as the intended bride whom Vero spurns.”

Classical Source

 

As Berenice, Gemma Summerfield’s soprano was rich, rounded and sumptuous, as was Angela Simkin’s mezzo-soprano as Lucilla, though this was also possessed of a more forthright edge.”

Music OMH

 

“…the mellow richness of her mezzo declared the strength of her love for Lucio, and made the somewhat brittle volte-face – when Lucilla puts aside her dented pride and forgives the irresolute Emperor – more credible than it might have been.”

Opera

 

“Angela Simkin, who joins Royal Opera’s Young Artists next season, brought a generous mezzo warmth to Lucilla…”

Sunday Express

 

Concepción: L’heure espagnole / RCMIOS

“There are clearly some splendid young voices at the RCM. I enjoyed the array of excellent young women - including Angela Simkin a glamorous and seductive Concepción, both vocally and otherwise."

Instant Encore

 

Madame la Rose: La Gazzetta / RCIMOS

“Angela Simkin made a poised and soignée Madama la Rose who runs the Hotel and seemed to spend a lot of time soothing her crazy guests, But she too gets a solo moment and Simkin (experienced in Handel and G&S) showed that she could shine in Rossini too.”

Planet Hugill

 

Tebaldo: Don Carlo / Royal Opera, London

“Angela Simkin is a poised, bright Tebaldo…”

Classical Source

 

“One other last-minute substitution deserves mention: Angela Simkin’s jump-in as a gleamingly-sung, lively Tebaldo, a credit to the Jette Parker programme.”

Opera

 

“Angela Simkin was a fine Tebaldo…”

Seen and Heard International

 

“In purely vocal terms, there was much to enjoy. Andrea Mastroni, David Junghoon Kim and Angela Simkin made their mark in small roles.”

The Telegraph

 

“With strong support from Pohl’s handsome, expressive Posa, Semenchuk’s ferocious Eboli and Anegla Simkin’s perky Tebaldo, there is much to admire.”

The Times

 

Flora Bervoix: La traviata / Royal Opera, London

“Jette Parker Young Artist Angela Simkin continues to impress as Flora.”

The Arts Desk

 

“...Angela Simkin, a newcomer to the Jette Parker scheme, made a fine fist of Flora.“

Seen and Heard International

 

“…there were arresting cameos from two of the Royal Opera’s apprentices, Angela Simkin (Flora) and Yuriy Yurchuk (Douphol).”

The Telegraph

 

Gala Opera Concert / Ten Tors Orchestra

“Angela Simkin was a joy to hear and produced beautiful tone and had a control and richness of sound that shone out in her arias Dido’s Lament and ‘Che faro senza Euridice.”

Plymouth Herald



AUDIO / VIDEO
Angela Simkin sings Handel: Giove in Argo - Nel passar d’un laccio all’altro