Bel Canto Vocal Studio

K E Querns Langley

Simone Sand Victor, Soprano

"Simone has a natural talent that rivals many professional singers and will develop to be a truly fine singer. Her voice is a lovely Italianate soprano with a full blooming upper register that has all the characteristics of a young soprano lirico spinto dramatico. Simone is capable of tremendous breath control and impeccable legato; she is also capable of beautiful fortissimi and expressive pianissimi throughout her range to the very top. Her top e"' is the best I have ever heard, I can't imagine a fuller more resonant controlled e"' existing anywhere. Simone is looking forward to a great career and is already preparing for several performances!"
- K E Querns Langley

Biography

In October 2017, Simone debuted the role of Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana with Opera Nordsjælland. The summer of 2017 was a great summer for Simone. She spent the month of July in a master class with Mirella Freni, and then was a featured Young Artist of the London Bel Canto Festival where she performed her London debut recital. While at the festival, she worked closely with Bruce Ford, Nelly Miricioiu, Maestro David Parry, and Roberto Bertuzzi from La Fenice.

Recently, Simone performed the role of Manja in “Gräfin Maritza” by Kàlmàn produced by the operetta company, Polyhymnia, in Copenhagen. In 2016, she was accepted to study at the Operavision Academy summer program in Busseto, Italy with Maestro Richard Bonynge, Aprile Millo and Mary-Lou Vetere.

In 2015, she won the Audience Prize in the most prestigious singing competition in Denmark “Operaens venner”, in which only finished and newly professional singers are normally able to participate. In 2014, she won the funen operaprize in the competition “Unge sangere”. In 2012, she won First Prize and the Talent Prize in the competition: “Unge spiller klassisk”.
In Summer 2016, Simone completed her studies as a young artist in the Operavision Academy in Busseto, Italy with Maestro Richard Bonynge, Aprile Millo, and Mary-Lou Vetere.