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.
From the 2017/18 season Mr. Duus is a permanent member of the soloist ensemble in Royal Opera Copenhagen. His roles that season includes Ceprano in Rigoletto, Nicola in Momo by Azarova, Papageno, Julio in Ades’ Terminating Angel and Montano in Otello.
In the 2016/17 season, he sings Henrik in Maskerade and Don Prudenzio in Il Viaggio al Reims at Royal Opera Copenhagen, Schreiber in Widman’s Babylon with Radio Orchestra Netherlands and Beethoven 9th with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.
Recent engagements include Henrik in Maskerade at Royal Opera in Copenhagen and on tour in 2015, Dulcamara in Tivoli Concerthall Denmark, Alfonso in Così fan tutte at Opera Hedeland, the Magister in Maskerade with Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Matthäus Passion with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and as lieder- and oratorio singer concerts all over Denmark.
From 2012-14 his engagements included Messiah with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Boheme with Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Colline in Boheme at Danish National Opera, Matthäus Passion and Vaughan Williams' "Songs of Travel" with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Winterreise in the “Schubertiade” in Roskilde, Denmark and Leporello at Opera Hedeland.
Other opera performances include Paris in Gounod’s “Romeo & Juliette” at Copenhagen Opera Festival, Domingo in Reesen’s “Farinelli” at Tivoli Festival, Copenhagen, Leporello in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at Opera Hedeland, Seneca in Monteverdi’s “L’incornazione di Poppea”, Shchelkalov in Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov” at The Royal Opera, (Dmitri Tcherniakoff/Jakub Rhusa) and Officier and Commisaire in “Dialogues des Carmélites” at The Royal Opera (Ebbe Knudsen/Marc Soustrot).
He received the Danish Wagner Society Bayreuth Scholarship in 2013, Musikanmelderringens Kunstnerpris 2014 (The Music Critics’ Artist Prize), Reumert Talentprize 2012 and Léonie Sonning Music Foundation Scholarship 2010.