Vancouver-born mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh holds a master's of music from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and received her bachelor’s degree in opera from the University of British Columbia. McIntosh has been named winner of competitions such as the COC Ensemble Competition 2016, McGill Wirth Vocal Prize 2016, and Ottawa Choral Society New Discoveries Competition 2018, and was dubbed one of the CBC’s “30 Hottest Classical Musicians Under 30” in 2017. McIntosh is versatile in her musical endeavours from art song to opera, and ranges between early music to contemporary.
McIntosh's operatic credits include Tamiri in Il re pastore (Merola Opera); The Page in Rigoletto (Canadian Opera Company); Ruggiero in Alcina, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Judith in Bluebeard's Castle, Meg in Little Women and the Waitress in Speed Dating Tonight! (Opera McGill); Donna in Crush (World Premiere at The Banff Centre); Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict (MY Opera); the Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen, Giulietta in The Tales of Hoffmann (UBC Opera); Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (Burnaby Lyric Opera); and Cis in Albert Herring (Vancouver Opera).
McIntosh has participated in several professional development programs such as Merola Opera Program 2018, SongFest 2017, Toronto Summer Music Program 2016, and The Banff Centre of the Arts 2015. This season as an Ensemble Studio Artist at the Canadian Opera Company, she appears as the Confidante in Elektraand Tisbe in WOW Factor: A Cinderella Story (Opera for Young Audiences). She will also sing the title role in La Cenerentola at Vancouver Opera this spring.