Simone McIntosh holds a Bachelors of Music in Opera from the University of British Columbia. Over the course of her degree Simone has participated in numerous productions mounted by the UBC Opera Ensemble, in addition to the Ensemble’s collaborations with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. She distinguished herself as both a principal soloist, with leading roles such as: Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), the Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), Alexander Jr. (The Inventor, Bramwell Tovey), and Harry (Albert Herring). After a successful participation with Vancouver Opera in Schools, Simone was invited by the Vancouver Opera to perform the role of Cis in their mainstage production of Albert Herring, directed by Glynis Leyshon under the baton of Leslie Dala in 2013. In February 2014, Simone performed Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, with the Burnaby Lyric Opera Company under the direction of Richard Berg and conductor Michael Onwood. She is currently under the tutelage of Nathalie Paulin while she resides in Toronto.
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