Symone Harcum was the 2018 first place winner of the NSAL-DC Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Voice Competition and the Sylvia Green Voice Competition. Recent roles include Bea in Opera Maine’s production of Three Decembers and the role of Krystyna Zywulska in Out of Darkness: Two Remain under the direction of composer, Jake Heggie, and librettist, Gene Scheer, Gertrude in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, and La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi.
After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Norfolk State University in 2012 and her Master’s of Music from Peabody Conservatory at John’s Hopkins University, she began study in the studio of Denyce Graves and Margaret Baroody.
In 2019 and 2020 she joined the Des Moines Summer Festival as an apprentice artist. Last season at Virginia Opera, Harcum sang the role of Clorinda in Cinderella, covered the title role and sang The High Priestess in Aida, and performed in the Fall Education and Outreach Tour.