Simon Bailey

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Simon Bailey in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Simon Bailey in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

Bas-bariton in Classics in the city

Biography

Education
Clare College (Cambridge University), the Royal Northern College of Music and the Academy of La Scala in Milan

Career
Soloist in the ensemble of the Frankfurt Opera, 2002-present.
Exceptionaltessitura, with roles as baritone and bass.

Highlights
Figaro/ Leporello/Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni/Don Giovanni, Papageno/Die Zauberflöte, Don Alfonso/Così fan tutte, Méphistophélès/The Damnation of Faust, Don Magnifico/Alidoro/La Cenerentola, Dulcamara/L’élisir d’amore, Claudio/Agrippina, Basilio/ Bartolo/Il barbiere di Siviglia, Lord Sidney/Don Profondo/Il viaggio a Reims, Tierbändiger/ Athlet/Lulu, Orest/Elektra, Nick Shadow/The Rake’s Progress (Frankfurt Opera)
Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatraliby Donizetti (Scala Milan);Ariadne auf Naxos (Theater an der Wien); La Métamorphose von Michaël Levinas (Opéra de Lille); Zuniga/Carmen (Glyndebourne Festival); English premiere of Jonathan Harvey‘s Wagner Dream (Barbican Centre in London)

Prizes
Winner of theConcorso Internazionale dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, 1999
Winner of theConcorso Internazionale Musica Sacra, Rome, 2004

Recent and future productions
Méphistophélès/Brander /The Damnation of Faust (Vlaamse Opera); Bluebeard/DukeBluebeard's Castle(Bartok) (Frankfurt Opera); 

Last update on 28 August 2012

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