Angela Renée Simpson
In 2012, Angela Renée Simpson made her triumphant Chicago Lyric Opera debut as Queenie in their co-produced production of Rogers and Hammerstein's classic Show Boat. She also made her concert debut at the Malta Arts Festival under the baton of Maestro Wayne Marshall this year.
The soprano made a number of concert debuts in the 2011 with Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in Florence Italy; the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Reykjavik, Iceland; the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2009, she made her debut as Serena in Graz, Austria, in a concert version of George Gershwin's much acclaimed opera Porgy and Bess at the Styriarte Festival, under the baton of Maestro Nikoaus Harnoncourt. The performances were recorded live and will be released this November under the RCA Red Seal label.