Soprano Nancy Scimone

REVIEWS

"...elegance, sparkle, emotion, and last but not least for sure: a clear, rich exquisite soprano voce.  You projected an understanding of the piece with an important  maturity and poise."  (Audience comment, Handel's Messiah, Soprano Soloist, John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC)    

"Joy"   "Magical"   "Merveilleux"   "Formidable"    "Grace"     - Her Fans

"Everyone has been talking about the evening! It was a great event! We sold out!" (Presenter, French soiree, Alexandria, Virginia)

"The audience loved you and you had them spellbound..."(Presenter, Harmony Hall, Maryland)

"I would strongly recommend you to any organization in need of a highly talented and personable performer with a virtuoso voice." (Smithsonian National Zoo VIP event.)

"Your Program was terrific! Everyone left here just absolutely thrilled." (Holiday Park Center, Maryland) 

"Winsome elegance"  (The Washington Post)


Soprano Nancy Scimone - (Full Length Bio current - September 2018)

In intimate soirées or enormous concert halls, soprano Nancy Scimone radiates grace, passion and joy.  From her childhood growing up near New York City, this youngest daughter of an Italian-American family knew from the age of six that singing would be her lifelong passion.  With her mission to share hope and beauty through music, her fans describe her live performances with the words "joy," "magical," "merveilleux," "and formidable."  She possesses a distinctively vibrant and generously warm stage presence, and engages immediately with her audiences.

Her performing includes transcendent cathedrals, Kansas farming towns and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.  She performs as soprano soloist in concerts, chamber ensembles, oratorios and operas. 

She recently performed in Italy in the role of  'La Priora' in Poulenc's Dialoghi delle Carmelitane (Dialogues of the Carmelites) with Montefeltro Festival 2018 and La Musica Lirica. She also performed in concert "Sempre Libera" from Verdi's La Traviata in Novafeltria, Italy and San Arcangelo, Italy.

She performed 'La Contessa,' in the fully staged, sold-out performance of Mozart's comic opera Le Nozze di Figaro at the Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC. She was guest soprano soloist with the United States Army Chorus in "An Evening of Poetry and Song" with poet laureate Dana Gioia, performing the Gioia/Lauridsen "Prayer."  (Spring, 2016)

Nancy Scimone's orchestral performances include the soprano soloist in the 2013 Handel's Messiah at Washington, DC's John F. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins, Berlioz's Les Nuits d'Eté, the Queen of Sheba in Solomon, the Mozart and Fauré Requiem Masses, the comic role of Olga in The Merry Widow with The Washington Opera, Rezia in Oberon and Villa Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras. She was guest artist for two seasons with the Yonkers New York Philharmonic, and for the Bar Harbor Maine Music Festival, performing from Jerome Kern's Showboat, Bernstein's Candide and Verdi's La Traviata.

She has performed in concert at the United States Botanic Gardens, the Embassy of China, Sumner Museum, Anderson House Museum, an all-Bernstein solo concert at Lisner Auditorium, the Arts Club of Washington, Alexandria, Virginia's historic Athenaeum and Lyceum and the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, DC; in New York City at St. Peter's Concert Series in French chanson concerts with Pierre Vallet, the Liederkranz Club, Church of Our Savior, and private concerts. Her concerts often include music by living composers, and premieres. She has received multiple nominations for the Washington Area Music Association's WAMA award for classical vocalist and inspirational recordings.

She has entertained swing music fans at Washington, DC's Smithsonian National Zoo galas, the Carlyle Club, DC Jazz Festival, Spirit Yachts, Twins Jazz Club, 49 West, Potomac River Jazz Club events, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, and Alliance Francaise events. Every Saturday for over a year, she entertained national and international music lovers at Washington, DC's historic Henley Park Hotel, singing from the Great American Songbook, French songs and originals, performing with DC's top jazz pianists.

Nancy Scimone tours with her original inspirational and sacred music to cathedrals and halls across North America, and her performances have inspired and uplifted literally thousands of listeners across the country, including tours in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Francisco area, Washington, DC, Chicago and Toronto. Her inspirational recordings reach audiences worldwide. She has performed her one-woman drama on the Polish mystic Saint Faustina over 100 times throughout North America.


As a vocal educator she has ushered students to higher vocal achievement with entrance into Carnegie Mellon University, Tanglewood, Point Park University, Eastman School of Music and the Duke Ellington School.  Nancy Scimone graduated from the American University in Washington, DC with a degree in literature, with further studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, as well as from performance experience with professional opera, theatre, and orchestral ensembles.

 

Soprano Nancy Scimone (Short Bio current  through September 2018)

Soprano Nancy Scimone knew from the age of six that singing would be her lifelong passion. With a commitment to sharing joy, hope and beauty through music, her distinctive vitality and lustrous soprano voice reach audiences from transcendent cathedrals, Kansas farming towns, and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

She recently performed in Italy in the role of 'La Priora' in Poulenc's dramatic opera Dialoghi delle Carmelitane (Dialogues of the Carmelites) as well as Verdi's "Sempre Libera" in concerts in Novafeltria and San Arcangelo, Italy.  Summer 2018)

She performed the role of 'La Contessa' in the sold-out performance of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro at the Embassy of Austria. Orchestral performances include the soloist in Handel's Messiah at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Berlioz's Les Nuits d'été, the Queen of Sheba in Handel’s Solomon, the Mozart and Fauré Requiem Masses, and Villa Lobos' “Bachianas Brasileiras.” She has performed song recitals at the U.S. Botanic Gardens, Embassy of China, Anderson House Museum, an all-Bernstein solo concert at Lisner Auditorium, and Smithsonian National Zoo galas; in New York City at St. Peter's Concert Series, the Liederkranz Club and Church of Our Savior. She has been guest soloist with the US Army Chorus in "An Evening of Poetry and Song" with poet laureate Dana Gioia. Her concerts often include new works and premieres by living composers.  

She tours with her original inspirational and sacred music, and her performances have uplifted thousands of listeners throughout North America including tours to Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Orlando and Toronto. Her inspirational CD recordings reach audiences worldwide. NancyScimone.com

Soprano Nancy Scimone One-Line Biography

Soprano Nancy Scimone's distinctive joy and grace uplift and inspire audiences in solo concerts, opera and orchestral performances.

Headshot portrait, yellow
Credit: Al Lee

Headshot portrait, yellow Credit: Al Lee

Landscape Headshot
Credit: Al Lee

Landscape Headshot Credit: Al Lee

Credit: Al Lee

Credit: Al Lee

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Atrium

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Atrium

As 'La Contessa,' Le nozze di Figaro, Austrian Embassy

As 'La Contessa,' Le nozze di Figaro, Austrian Embassy

Portrait 3/4 length
Credit: Al Lee

Portrait 3/4 length Credit: Al Lee

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