Born in Rome, Veronica Simeoni completed her musical and artistic training under the guidance of Raina Kabaivanska, with whom she studied – after graduating in singing from the Conservatory of Adria – at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, at the Istituto Vecchi-Tonelliin Modena and at Sofia State University.
Thanks to her musical talents and her charisma as a performer, Veronica Simeoni deals with a very wide repertoire, ranging from Rossini and Belcanto to Verdi, Verismo and even contemporary and rarely performed titles, with a particular predilection for the French repertoire with such titles as La damnation de Faust Berlioz (at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome staged by Damiano Michieletto under the baton of Daniele Gatti), Meyerbeer’s Africaine (Sélika at Teatro La Fenice in Venice conducted by Emmanuel Villaume), Les Troyens (Didon at Palau de Les Arts in Valencia conducted by Valery Gergev and with stage direction by La Fura dels Baus), Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Giulietta at Teatro alla Scala in Milan).
During her carreer sha has been part of many outstanding productions in the world leadinh opera houses, such as Werther (Charlotte) at Metropolitan New York, Don Carlo (Eboli) and Aida (Amneris) at Opernhaus Zurich, La Forza del destino (Preziosilla) staged by Christof Loy both at National Opera Amsterdam under the baton of Michele Mariotti and at ROH Covent Garden London conducetd by Sir Antonio Pappano, Norma (Adalgisa) at Teatro Real di Madrid, Nabucco (Fenena) at Teatro alla Scala, Il trovatore (Azucena) at Teatro La Fenice di Venezia and at Opéra de Bordeaux, Guillaume Tell at Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro staged by Graham Vick, Roberto Devereux (Sara) at Deutsche Oper Berlin and at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Anna Bolena (Seymour) at Opernhaus Zurich, Maria Stuarda (Elisabetta) at ABAO Bilbao, Carmen at Sydney Opera House, Henze’s The Bassarids with stage direction by Mario Martone (winning production of Premio Abbiati) for the season opening of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Cavalleria rusticana (Santuzza) at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.
Veronica Simeoni is also very committed in a wide concerts repertoire, from Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle (Rossini Opera Festival conducted by Alberto Zedda) and Stabat Mater (La Scala with Riccardo Chailly) to Beethoven’s IX Symphony (Accademia di S. Cecilia with Lorin Maazel, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli with Zubin Mehta), and to Verdi’s Messa da Requiem (San Pietroburgo with Yuri Temirkanov, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Daniele Gatti, Washington with Gianandrea Noseda, Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Michele Mariotti), to masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire such as Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder, Mahler’s Wunderhorn-Lieder, Šostakovič’s Six lyrical poems, words by Marina Cvetaeva.
About her recordings, 'Voix d'espoir' has been released in 2019 with pianist Michele D'Elia for the Maggio Live series and it is dedicated to the vocal chamber music by Berlioz, Debussy, Fauré and Reynaldo Hahn.
LATEST PERFORMANCES: concert in Paris with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Falstaff (Meg) at Teatro La Fenice di Venezia under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung; Berlioz Les Troyens at Cologne Opera; Carmen at Terme di Caracalla with Opera di Roma; Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Riccardo Chailly at Teatro alla Scala; Adriana Lecouvreur at Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Aida at Macerata Opera Festival.
FORTHCOMING PROJECTS: Norma at Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Carmen in Sofia; Il trovatore at Israeli Opera Tel Aviv; La forza del destino at Teatro del Liceu Barcelona.