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Simon studied at the Victorian College of the Arts graduating with a BA (Music) and a Grad Dip (Opera) where he was the recipient of the Mabel Kent Singing Scholarship. He was a winner of the Armstead vocal scholarship for the Music Lovers Society of Victoria as well as a finalist in the Liederfest.

Most recently, for Opera Australia, Simon performed: Morales/Carmen and the Imperial Commissioner/Madama Butterfly (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour), the role of Rabbit 4 in Kate Miller-Heidke’s The Rabbits which debuted in the Sydney, Perth and Melbourne Festivals, appeared as Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (regional touring) and the roles of Writer, Juror and Reporter in Sydney Opera House – The Opera. In 2018, Simon performs Ensemble 4/The Nose and tours the State of Victoria in OA’s By the Light of the Moon.

Simon has extensive performance experience and key roles include: Count Almaviva and Figaro  in Le nozze di Figaro, Speaker in Die Zauberflote and David in Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge for Athenaeum Opera series; Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte, Figaro in  Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Cascada in  The Merry Widow, Marullo in Rigoletto for Melbourne Opera. Tarquinius in Rape of Lucretia for Lyric Opera Melbourne, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marcello in La Boheme both with Co-Opera, SA; Tonio in I Pagliacci (Sydney Independent), Scarpia in Tosca (Australian Discovery Orchestra), Il Messaggero in La Traviata (Opera Australia). Einaugige in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten (Melbourne International Festival), Musiklehrer in Ariadne auf Naxos and Jimmy in Stuart Greenbaum’s The Parrot Factory (Victorian Opera); Silvio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci (Preston Symphony), Dancairo and Morales in Carmen (Eastern Metropolitan Opera). He performed the lead role of Rupert Brooke in Nicholas Vines’ Green Room award winning opera The Hive (Chamber Made Opera) for which he received a Green Room award nomination. International performances include: title role in Verdi’s Macbeth (Kennet Opera), Villequier in Chabrier’s Le Malgre Roi Lui (Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland), Escamillo in Carmen (Opera Up Close, London and Melbourne Opera), Sonora in La Fanciulla del West and Marcello/La Boheme (Opera Bangkok).

Concert engagements include: Dvorak’s Te Deum (Stonnington Symphony) and dramatic Cantata The Spectres Bride (Willoughby Symphony), Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach’s Wachet Auf cantata (Victoria Chorale), Mozart’s Requiem (Sydney Philharmonia), Orff’s Carmina Burana (Melbourne Philharmonia), Handel’s Messiah (Victoria Chorale), Haydn’s Nelson Mass (National Boys Choir), Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs (Melbourne Uni Chorale), A Sea Symphony (Willoughby Symphony), Serenade to Music (Victoria Chorale), Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia (Monash Symphony), Schubert Mass in G (Wexford, Ireland) and the Brahms Eine Deutsches Requiem (Romsey Abbey, UK) and Baritone solo in Swiss composer Frank Martin’s In Terra Pax at Berlin’s Heilig Kreuz Kirche. He has performed recitals at Midsumma Festival, Melbourne Fringe, Lieder Society of Victoria and Castlemaine Arts Festival.