Veronica Simeoni

Veronica Simeoni, born in Rome, graduated from the Music Conservatoire in Adria (Italy) and continued her musical training under the guidance of Raina Kabaivanska at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and at the State University in Sofia. Subsequently she successfully participated in numerous international competitions. Simeoni debuted in 2005 singing Cuniza in Verdi’s Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio on tour in Japan with Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto. Later she debuted in Spoleto as Azucena (Il trovatore).

During the following year Simeoni performs Charlotte (Werther) at Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina; Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Teatro alla Scala, under the baton of Riccardo Chailly; Samson et Dalila in Bologna; Jocasta in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex in Trieste directed by Giorgio Pressburger.

Simeoni is also interested in vocal chamber music repertory: she performes works by Berlioz, Debussy and Fauré, as well as such masterpieces as Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder, Mahler's Wunderhorn-Lieder and Shostakovich's Six Poems by Marina Tsvetayeva.

Between 2009 and 2012 she sings Verdi’s Requiem in St. Petersburg conducted by Yuri Temirkanov; Zaida in Donizetti’s Dom Sébastien at Nuremberg State Theatre; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Oviedo and Rome conducted by Lorin Maazel; a concert in Busseto at the Verdi Festival; a greatly acclaimed role debut of Dido in Les Troyens conducted by Valery Gergiev in Valencia, directed by La Fura dels Baus; Maderna’s Requiem at Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice; R. Strauss’s Il Borghese Gentiluomo at Teatro Comunale in Bologna; she debuts Fenena (Nabucco) in Palermo and Quickly (Falstaff) with Renato Bruson in Reggio Calabria; Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in Bologna with Asher Fisch; Carmen in Mexico City and Macerata; Madama Butterfly at Arena di Verona; Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in Dobbiaco; Maria Stuarda in Modena and Piacenza (Elizabeth, role debut). She stars in Il trovatore at Welsh National Opera in Cardiff, in Venice and in Bordeaux, where she also interprets Suzuki in Madama Butterfly; she makes her role debut as Adalgisa (Norma) in Sassari, performs as Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at La Scala, Norma and Roméo et Juliette in Turin.

Recently Simeoni appears in Nabucco at La Scala, Verdi’s Requiem in Antwerpen and Bologna, Maria Stuarda in Bilbao, Roberto Devereux and La straniera (Isoletta) in Zurich, Guillaume Tell at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.

Among recent and future engagements: L’Africaine, opening season premiere, and Il trovatore at Gran Teatro La Fenice; Verdi’s Requiem in Valencia, conducted by Riccardo Chailly and in Florence under the baton of Daniele Gatti; Norma in Cagliari, Venice, Turin, Madrid; Rossini’s Petite Messe in Pesaro; Don Carlo, Roberto Devereux, Anna Bolena and Aida at Zurich Opernhaus; Madama Butterfly at Arena di Verona, again Roberto Devereux in Berlin, Madrid and Munich; Werther in Lisbon and Rome, Die Bassariden in Rome, La favorita in Venice, Carmen in Bologna and Turin, Verdi’s Requiem on stage version in Zurich.

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