ABOUT 

Photo by Peter Matulina 

BIOGRAPHY

Vancouver-born mezzo-soprano, Simone McIntosh, holds a master's of music from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and received her bachelor’s degree in opera from the University of British Columbia. McIntosh has been named winner of competitions such as the COC Ensemble Competition 2016, McGill Wirth Vocal Prize 2016, and Ottawa Choral Society New Discoveries Competition 2018, and was dubbed one of the CBC’s “30 Hottest Classical Musicians Under 30” in 2017. McIntosh is versatile in her musical endeavours from art song to opera, and ranges between early music to contemporary. 

 

McIntosh's operatic credits include Tamiri in Il re pastore (Merola Opera); The Page in Rigoletto (Canadian Opera Company); Ruggiero in Alcina, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Judith in Bluebeard's Castle, Meg in Little Women and the Waitress in Speed Dating Tonight! (Opera McGill); Donna in Crush (World Premiere at The Banff Centre); Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict (MY Opera); the Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen, Giulietta in The Tales of Hoffmann (UBC Opera); Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (Burnaby Lyric Opera); and Cis in Albert Herring (Vancouver Opera).

 

McIntosh has participated in several professional development programs such as Merola Opera Program 2018, SongFest 2017, Toronto Summer Music Program 2016, and The Banff Centre of the Arts 2015. This season as an Ensemble Studio Artist at the Canadian Opera Company, she appears as the Confidante in Elektra and Tisbe in WOW Factor: A Cinderella Story (Opera for Young Audiences). She will also sing the title role in La Cenerentola at Vancouver Opera this spring. 

Last updated: Oct. 2018

REPERTOIRE

OPERA

Meg

Béatrice

Cis

Harry

Waitress

Ruggiero 

Bertarido

The Fox

Dorabella

Cherubino

Tamiri

Giulietta

Donna

Rosina

Angelina

Prince Orlofsky 

Little Women

Béatrice et Bénédict

Albert Herring

Albert Herring

Speed Dating Tonight!

Alcina

Rodelinda

The Cunning Little Vixen

Cosí fan tutte

Le Nozze di Figaro

Il re pastore

Les contes d’Hoffmann

Crush

Barber of Seville

La Cenerentola

Die Fledermaus

Mark Adamo

Hector Berlioz

Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

Michael Ching

G.F. Handel

G.F. Handel

Leoš Janaček

W.A. Mozart

W.A. Mozart

W.A. Mozart

Jacques Offenbach

James Rolfe

Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Rossini

Johann Strauss II

CONCERT

Soprano Solo 

Soprano Solo

Soprano Solo

Soprano II Solo

Soprano II Solo

Soprano Solo

Messiah 

Regina Coeli K. 127

Eternal Light: Requiem

Midsummer Nights Dream

Mass in C Minor

Magnificat

G.F. Handel

W.A. Mozart

Howard Goodall

Felix Mendelssohn

W.A. Mozart

Stephen Chatman

ART SONG

German:

Alban Berg

Sieben frühe Lieder

Op. 2

Johannes Brahms

Von ewiger Liebe

Edvard Grieg

Op. 48

Gustav Mahler

Liebst du um schönheit

Arnold Schoenberg

Op. 2

Robert Schumann

Liederkreis, Op. 39

Richard Strauss

Allerseelen

Alphorn

Befreit

Zuignung

Op. 27

Anton Webern

Op. 12

Hugo Wolf

Kennst du das Land

Alexander von Zemlinsky

Maeterlink Lieder, Op. 13

French:
English:

Frank Bridge

Adoration

Go not, happy day

Love went a’Riding

Thy hand in mine

Benjamin Britten

Our Hunting Fathers

Let the Florid Music Praise

Nocturne

Arnold Cooke

Nocturnes

Beatrice Ferreira (b. 1994)

The Unborn

Gerald Finzi

It was a lover and his lass

O Mistress Mine

Joseph Glaser (b. 1991)

Reservations on a late afternoon

Hope

John Harbison (b. 1938)

The Right to Pleasure

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Four Shakespeare Songs

Libby Larsen (b. 1950)

Love After 1950

Claude Debussy

Nuit d’étoiles

Gabriel Fauré

Claire de lune

Après un rêve

Olivier Messiaen

Harawi

Francis Poulenc

Banalités

Cinq poèmes de Max Jacob

Maurice Ravel

Deux mélodies hébraïques

Cinq mélodies popularies grecques

Italian: 

John Harbison

Motetti di Montale

Gioacchino Rossini

Regata Veneziana

Spanish:

Manuel de Falla 

Nana

Polo

Russian:

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Ne mozhet byt′! 

Muzyka

Kakoye schast′ye

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