Simon Thorpe

Salerio The Merchant of Venice

Previously for Welsh National Opera: Escamillo Carmen, Herald / Telramund Lohengrin, Melot Tristan and Isolde, Kothner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (also at the BBC Proms), Pasha Selim The Abduction from the Seraglio‚ Belcore The Elixir of Love‚ Foreman Jenůfa‚ Marcello La bohème‚ Scarpia Tosca‚ Ford Falstaff, Donald Billy Budd.

Recent engagements: Manfredo L’amore dei tre re, Jack Rance La fanciulla del West (Opera Holland Park); Scarpia Tosca, title role Falstaff (Longborough Festival Opera); Amonasro Aida, Scarpia Tosca, Don Pizarro Fidelio (Opéra de Bauge); Amonasro Aida (Lyric Opera, Dublin); Tonio Pagliacci (Stanley Hall Opera); Herald Lohengrin (Opéra de Toulon); Escamillo Carmen (State Opera of South Australia); Michele Il tabarro (ETO).

Born in Tasmania‚ Simon studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama‚ where he was awarded the Harold Rosenthal Prize, and the National Opera Studio. He is supported with a Musicians Benevolent Fund Professional Development Award.