Blessed with “a lustrous voice, full of expression” (The Financial Times), Angela Simkin, originally from Lincoln, began her training at the Royal Northern College of Music, furthering her studies at the Royal College of Music, where she was a member of the International Opera School and an Ian Evans Lombe Scholar, studying with Dinah Harris.
She is a Britten Pears Young Artist and also acknowledges support from the Josephine Baker Trust, the Norrah Popple Award, the Boris Christoff International Award for Young Singers, the Georg Solti Accademia, the Mario Lanza Society, the Verbier Festival and the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
At the Royal College of Music, Angela Simkin sang Nancy Albert Herring, Second Lady Die Zauberflöte, Conceptión L’heure espagnole and Madama la Rose La Gazzetta, as well as singing Teseo Arianna in Creta and Iside Giove in Argo for the London Handel Festival.
Concert engagements have included Lucilla Il vologeso and Messiah for Classical Opera Messiah with Bournemouth Bach Choir and Raymond Gubbay Ltd at London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Nelson Mass at both The Music Hall, Aberdeen, and The Snape Maltings, Mozart Requiem with the Orion Orchestra and Opera Galas with the Southbank Sinfonia and the Ten Tors Orchestra.
During the 2016 / 2017 and 2017 / 2018 seasons, Angela Simkin was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where she sang Mlle Dangeville Adriana Lecouvreur, the title role in Handel’s Oreste (at Wilton’s Music Hall), Second Lady Die Zauberflöte, Annina Der Rosenkavalier, Tebaldo Don Carlo and Flora Bervoix La traviata.
Her current engagements include a return to the Royal Opera, London, to sing Flosshilde Das Rheingold / Götterdämmerung, Meg Page Falstaff for The Grange Festival and Siegrune Die Walküre with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.