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Marietta Simpson

Marietta Simpson, who is known for her deeply expressive and beautiful voice, has sung with every major orchestra in the United States, under many of the world's greatest conductors, including the late Kurt Masur, Simon Rattle, Neville Mariner, Robert Page, Andre Previn, James Conlon, Helmut Rilling, Nicholas McGegan, Daniel Barenboim, Raymond Leppard, Lorin Maazel and the late Robert Shaw with whom she made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1988 as soloist in Brahms's Alto Rhapsody with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She has also sung with many of the major European orchestras including the Philharmonic orchestras of London, Prague, Berlin and Vienna. She has performed on some of the great operatic stages of the world including La Fenice, La Scala, Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bregenz and is no stranger to audiences of the opera houses in the United States with companies such as Houston Grand Opera, LA Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Glimmerglass, Washington National Opera, New York City Opera, Augusta Opera, Birmingham Opera, and Opera Company of Philadelphia.

Marietta has an extensive discography and has been on several Grammy nominated recordings. In 2006, she received Grammy recognition for her solo role in the Grammy-Award-winning recording of William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and Experience, with Leonard Slatkin conducting, on the Naxos label. Her many television appearances include the Emmy Award winning, Strange Fruit with guitarist Dr. Tyron Cooper and Emmy nominated Musical Threads: A musical Journey, with Tyron Cooper produced by WFYI Television. Among her many awards is the Temple University Certificate of Honor for Distinguished Alumna and the Leontyne Price Award.
In 2015 she was named a Rudy Professor of Music at Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music, where she has served on faculty since August of 2005.