Mezzo-Soprano Simone McIntosh Stays True To Her Growing Reputation


Original article from Ludwig Van Toronto.

"Of the current crop of fresh young Canadian classical voices, mezzo Simone McIntosh has that rare quality that makes the listener sit up and take notice. She combines a beautiful, well focused, gleaming high mezzo with an innate theatricality that bodes well for the future.

I heard her for the first time about two years ago in a masterclass, if memory serves. On the program was “Nacht” from Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder. Not only did she sing this difficult song very nicely, I recall that she wore a striking Klimt-inspired necklace, perfect for the Expressionist piece. How many voice students can one expect to have such a sophisticated sense of style, and a top-class voice?"

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