Spinto soprano Inês Simões is known for to her wide repertoire and her interpretations of both classic repertoire and new works.
A great contemporary music enthusiast, spinto soprano Inês Simões is known for her interpretations of the operatic world premieres of A Canção do Bandido by Nuno Côrte-Real (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and Teatro Trindade co-production), Play by Jamie Man (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), Tabacaria and Flores do Mal by Luís Soldado (Inestética), Tudo Nunca Sempre o Mesmo Diferente Nada by Tiago Cutileiro (Arte no Tempo) and The Fisherman’s Brides by Lucie Treacher (Tête-à-Tête Festival); and Portuguese premieres of Onheama by João Guilherme Ripper (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and Festival Terras Sem Sombra co-production), King Harald’s Saga by Judith Weir, The Waiter’s Revenge by Stephen Oliver and Hummus by Zad Moultaka.
Concert highlights include both debuts at the Barbican Hall singing Berg’s Wozzeck Suite under the baton of Sian Edwards, and at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, alongside Iestyn Davies in Handel’s Solomon, returning the next season to sing The Messiah. Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder feature regularly in her concert appearances.
Inês has sung in more than 20 world premieres (either with symphonic orchestra, piano or electronics), many commissioned especially for her voice by such institutions as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Miso Music, to composers Jamie Man, Jug Markovitch, Nuno da Rocha, Igor C. Silva, Daniel Moreira, Pedro Faria Gomes, Frederic Neyrinck, Fátima Fonte and Miguel Azguime.
She has collaborated with orchestras such as the Camerata Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa; worked with conductors Magnus Lindberg, Hannu Lintu, Paul McCreesh and Sian Edwards; sung for festivals Dias da Música - CCB, Terras Sem Sombras, Oxford Lieder Festival; and for the BBC Radio 3 In Tune and Portuguese classical Radio Antena 2.
Inês has a long partnership with pianist Daniel Godinho. Their Duo Tágide performs regularly all over Portugal. Their CD Alma Ibérica with record label Sonus Music aims to showcase the iberian art song repertoire.
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