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Duus, Simon - Bass-Baritone

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Biography

Bass-baritone Simon Duus (b. 1983) is a permanent member of the soloist ensemble at The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen (Det Kongelige Teater). Simon Duus graduated from the Opera Academy at The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen in 2011 as a student of singing teacher Susanna Eken and graduated from the soloist class at The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus in 2015 as a student of singing teacher Bodil Øland. He was a student in the Mozart Class at Académie européènne at Festival Aix-en-Provênce 2010. Currently, he is studying with Gregory Lamar.
 
His versatile voice and performative skills cover roles in varying styles, fachs, and genres, ranging from an award-winning Seneca in L’incoronazione di Poppea directed by Magnus Tessing Schneider and conducted by Benjamin Bayl to Julio the Butler in Adés’ The Exterminating Angel directed by Tom Cairns and conducted by Robert Houssart.
 
Season 2019/20 at The Royal Danish Theatre includes Don Basilio in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia (director: Martin Lyngbo/Line Kromann, conductor: Vincenzo Milletarì), Anthony Hope in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (director: James Brining/Caroline Chaney, conductor: Ian Ryan), Baron Douphol in Verdi's La traviata (director: David Radok/Natascha Metherell, conductor: Richard Farnes) and Truffaldin in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos (director: Katie Mitchell/Heather Fairbairn, conductor: Alexander Vedernikov) as well as being soloist and host of The Christmas Concerts at The Copenhagen Opera House (director: Line Kromann, conductor: Steven Moore).
 
Other performances encompass recitals of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs and Songs of Travel.
 
Signature Mozart roles include Leporelo in Don Giovanni in Lars Rudolfsson’s production and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte in Tobias Theorell’s production, both conducted by Henrik Schaefer at Opera Hedeland. At The Royal Danish Theatre, his signature Mozart roles include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte in Marco Arturo Marelli’s production conducted by Perry So, and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro in Eliza Kragerup’s production conducted by Alexis Kossenko. In both these roles at The Royal Danish Theatre, he was received with great reviews.
 
Concert productions include Chreiber in Jörg Widmann’s Babylon and Tutor/Mask Vendor in Nielsen’s Maskarade, both in Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Radio Filharmonisch Orkest conducted by Markus Stenz, Verdi Gala conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and New Year’s Eve Concert conducted by Lawrence Foster, both concerts with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra at DR Koncerthusetand Händel arias with Lars Ulrik Mortensen and the European Union Baroque Orchestra at St. John’s Smith Square, London.
 
Simon Duus received the prestigious “Bayreuth Scholarship” granted by The Danish Wagner Society in 2013.