Known as “a rising star” (Philadelphia Inquirer), Ethan Vincent (formerly Simpson) is rapidly gaining international recognition as an extremely versatile artist as both a singer and actor with his “robust baritone voice and compelling stage presence,” (Chicago Tribune). Recent engagements include his New York City debut as Germont in La Traviata, Behike in the North American premier of Hatuey; A Memory of Fire in collaboration with the Peak Performance series and Guthrie Theater’s decorated choreographer Maija Garcia, Jauno in West Side Story with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Guglielmo in Le Villi with the presigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. As a resident artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Mr. Vincent has performed numerous title roles including: Count di Luna, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, The Demon, Gianni Schicchi, Albert in Werther, and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte among others. In addition to operatic engagements, Mr. Vincent can be seen in the featured role of César in Bel Canto, a movie based on Anne Patchett’s New York Times best selling novel Bel Canto alongside Academy Award winner Julianne Moore and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe featuring vocals from Renee Fleming, directed by Golden Globe winner Paul Weitz (About a Boy, Mozart in the Jungle).
Mr. Vincent is the 1st place prize winner and the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation Award recipient of the Rising Stars Vocal Competition at Vero Beach Opera, the 1st place winner of the Young Patroness of the Opera Competition, and a 2018 national semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He has garnered numerous awards from around the globe including: The Young Patroness of the Opera Competion, Paris Opera’s International Mozart Awards 2017 (third prize and audience choice award), the Lotte Lenya Competition, the Giulio Gari Foundation, and the Dallas Opera Competition.
Ethan hails from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University and holds a Master’s in Voice Performance. While at Northwestern University, Mr. Simpson was awarded the coveted Bienen School of Music Eckstein Fellowship and was the dean’s choice to sing for President Barack Obama.
Academy of Vocal Arts
W. Stephen Smith
Giulio Gari Foundation
Regional Award Winner
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
Emerging Artist Award
Lotte Lenya Competition
"[Ethan Simpson] is a "robust baritone with compelling stage presence."" [Chicago Tribune - February 2015]
""Sunday’s matinee was dominated by the remarkable performance of Ethan Simpson as De Rocher. The young baritone wholly embodied the rough convict, singing with a strong voice and bringing searing dramatic intensity to the role, building to an emotionally devastating account of the guilty convict’s confession to Sister Helen. Ethan Simpson is clearly a gifted artist we will be hearing more from."" [Chicago Classical Review - February 2015]