Soprano Nancy Scimone knew from the age of six that singing would be her lifelong passion. With a mission to share hope and beauty through music, her distinctive vitality and generous stage presence have reached audiences from transcendent cathedrals, Kansas farming communities and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
She recently performed the role of 'La Priora' in Poulenc's dramatic opera Dialoghi delle Carmelitane in Italy with the Montefeltro Festival, in four performances at historic opera houses in northern Italy. She also performed Verdi's "Sempre Libera" (La Traviata), Mozart's "Alleluia" and Bernstein's "Glitter and Be Gay" in concert in Novafeltria and Sant'arcangelo, Italy as part of the Festival (Summer 2018)
As guest artist with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Summer Concert Series at the historic Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia she presented songs by Bellini, Obradors, Faure, Chaminade, Amy Beach, a Virginia premiere by American composer Steve Danyew, and music from the American musical theatre.
In 2016, she performed the role of 'La Contessa' in the sold-out performance of Le Nozze di Figaro at the Embassy of Austria. Other opera roles include Rezia in Oberon, Olga Kromoff in The Merry Widow with the Washington Opera, and Alice Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Orchestral performances include the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah at the Kennedy Center with the Arlington Metropolitan Chorus and Washington National Opera Orchestra, Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, Anna in Weill's Seven Deadly Sins, Handel's Solomon, the Mozart and Faure requiem Masses, and Villa Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras.
She has performed song recitals at the U.S. Botanic Gardens, Anderson House Museum, John's Hopkins Art of Healing Series, an all-Bernstein solo concert at Lisner Auditorium, Smithsonian National Zoo galas, and Harmony Hall concerts; in New York City at St. Peter's Concert Series and Church of Our Saviour. She has been guest soloist with the United States Army Chorus in "An Evening of Poetry and Song" with poet laureate Dana Gioia, and has appeared as vocal soloist at the Embassy of China, the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Alexandria's Athenaeum and the Berklee College of Music (Boston) Concert Hall. She has performed at the Bar Harbor Maine, Chesapeake SummerArts, and Alexandria music festivals.
With enthusiasm for the work of living composers, she has premiered new music by including Elzbieta Sikora, Stephen Douglas Burton, Steve Danyew, Russell Woolen and other gifted composers.
An accomplished vocalist in music from the era of Great American Songbook, she has sung extensively at historic venues including the Henley Park Hotel, Sofitel, the Ritz Carlton and Chez Francois.
She tours with her original inspirational and sacred music, with over 100 performances in churches throughout North America including tours to Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay area, Chicago, New York, Orlando, Toronto, Washington and Baltimore. Her inspirational CD recordings reach audiences worldwide.
As a vocal educator, she has ushered her students to higher academic achievement with entrance into Eastman, the Duke Ellington School, Point Park University and Carnegie Mellon.
Upcoming projects include her one-woman musical drama on Mary Magdalen.