Simone McIntosh Mezzo-soprano

Simone McIntosh

Voice 2022 – Aria Division

Laureate – First Prize
Opera Aria Award

André Bourbeau Award for the Best Canadian Artist Prize
Montreal students’ coup de coeur Prize


Voice 2022

Competitors 2022




2022: Canadian mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh takes full advantage of her place in the opera world. She is at home in pants roles like Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, in addition to roles such as Dorabella in Così fan tutte and the title role of La Cenerentola.

The Vancouver native is an alumna of both the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio and the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellowship Program. Last summer she appeared at the Festival Napa Valley, singing under eminent conductors James Conlon and Kent Nagano.

McIntosh won second prize in the OSM Competition in 2021, and first prize in the Ottawa Choral Society New Discoveries Competition in 2018, the Wirth Vocal Prize of the Schulich School of Music in 2016-2017 and the COC Ensemble Studio Competition in 2016.  



2015-2017: McGill University, Master’s Degree

2010-2014: University of British Columbia, Bachelor’s Degree

Principal Teachers

  • Heather Thompson-Price: 2010-2014
  • Dominique Labelle: 2015-2018

Prizes and Awards 

  • 2021: Second Prize, OSM Competition
  • 2018: First Prize, Ottawa Choral Society, New Discoveries Competition
  • 2016: Winner, Wirth Vocal Prize, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
  • 2016: First Prize, Canadian Opera Company Studio Ensemble Competition



FIRST ROUND (with piano)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Ah corri! Vola! … Quest’improvviso tremito
(Lucio Silla)

ALBAN BERG Die Nachtigall
(Sieben frühe Lieder)

GIOACHINO ROSSINI Naqui’all affanno … Non piu mesta



WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Ah scostati! … Smanie implacabili
(Così fan tutte)


HECTOR BERLIOZ Dieu! Que viens-je d’entendre?
(Béatrice et Bénédict)



RICHARD STRAUSS Sein wir wieder gut
(Ariadne on Naxos) 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Vani solo i lamenti … Svegliatevi nel core
(Julius Caesar)

GIOACHINO ROSSINI Naqui’all affanno … Non più mesta





Simone McIntosh is generously sponsored by Elizabeth Wirth.


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