Resident Artist

Ethan Simpson · baritone

AVA third-year Resident Artist

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Education: B.A. in Voice Performance; M.A. Voice Performance, Northwestern University

Competitions: Grand Finalist, Paris Competition, 2016; Encouragement Award, The Giulio Gari Foundation, 2016; Encouragement Award, Deborah Voigt International Vocal Competition, 2016; Central Regional Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2015; Dallas Opera Guild Semi-Finalist, 2015; Bella Voce Award, Bel Canto Competition, 2015; Second Prize, Southern Illinois Vocal Competition, 2014; Emerging Artist Award, Lotte Lenya Competition, 2014; Third Prize, Hal Leonard Vocal Competition, 2013.

AVA Roles: Title role, The Demon; Rigoletto, Rigoletto; Gianni Schicchi and Pinellino, Gianni Schicchi; Albert, Werther; Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni.

Other Roles: John Brooke, Little Women; Guglielmo,Cosi fan tutte; Joseph de Rocher, Dead Man Walking;Figaro (cover), Il barbiere di Siviglia.

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