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Lorraine DiSimone - Mezzo-soprano

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Lorraine Di Simone is Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She received her M.M. in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. Ms. DiSimone has sung at opera houses in America including Glimmerglass Opera, Sarasota Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Boston, New York Grand Opera, Texas Opera Theater and Des Moines Metro Opera  as well as opera houses in Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic.  She made her Carnegie Hall debut as Fenena in Verdi’s Nabucco and returned for performances of Handel, Mozart, Beethoven and Mascagni.  A finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions her repertoire includes most of the standard mezzo repertoire as well as Wagner, Strauss and contemporary works by Harbison and most recently, Elizabeth Proctor in Ward’s The Crucible. She has sung as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Shreveport Symphony and Hartford Symphony.  She has been on the faculty of Clark University, Wake Forest University and the Berkshire Choral Festival.