Angela Simkin (mezzo-soprano) studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal College of Music, where she was a member of the International Opera School, and the National Opera Studio. She made her Classical Opera début last year, singing the role of Lucilla in the UK première of Jommelli’s Il Vologeso, and she returned later in the year for Handel’s Messiah at Middle Temple Hall. Her other roles have included Nancy (Albert Herring) and Madama la Rose (La gazzetta) at the Royal College of Music, and Teseo (Arianna in Creta) and Iside (Giove in Argo) for the London Handel Festival. This season she joined the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where she has sung Mlle Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur), the title role in Handel’s Oreste (at Wilton’s Music Hall), Annina (Der Rosenkavalier), and Flora Bervoix (La traviata).