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Duus, Simon - Bass-Baritone

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Duus, SimonBass-Baritone
Duus, SimonBass-Baritone
Duus, SimonBass-Baritone
Duus, SimonBass-Baritone
Duus, SimonBass-Baritone
Duus, SimonBass-Baritone

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.
 
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 Koncerthuset; and 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.