Role(s) in this year's festival:
Secret Police Officer: "The Consul"
Mr. Kofner: "The Consul"
Seneca: "The Coronation of Poppea"
Ensemble: "Tuck Everlasting"
I am preparing for this program by diving into the music and the stories of the shows that I will be participating in.
I became interested in this program because it is a great opportunity to become a more well-rounded artist. I also participated last year and had such a great time that I was eager to return. I was interested in NUOVA this year in particular because I am nearly finished my undergrad and I feel like this will be a valuable experience to have before auditioning to masters programs.
Kyle Simpson is a young Bass/Baritone from Toronto who is completing his bachelor of music at the University of Ottawa. He is in his fourth year, currently studying with Christiane Riel. Some recent credits include Polyphemus in Handel's Acis and Galatea, and Pan in Offenbach's Daphnis et Chloe. Kyle is always excited to work with other artists and engage in new projects on the stage.