John Malveaux of
Cold Mountain opera world premiere in Philadelphia
Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
Marietta Simpson, whose deeply expressive, richly beautiful voice has made her one of the most sought-after mezzo-sopranos on the music scene today, has sung with all the major orchestras in the United States, under many of the world's greatest conductors, including the late Robert Shaw, who provided her Carnegie Hall debut in 1988 as soloist in Brahms' Alto Rhapsody with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In summer of 2015 she sang The Old Lady in Bernstein’s Candide with Glimmerglass Opera, and in the 2015-16 season she sings Lucinda in Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain with Opera Philadelphia.