Simon Thorpe

Escamillo Carmen (19 & 20 Nov)

Simon Thorpe was born in Tasmania and studied at the Guildhall School of Music. Recent engagements include Friedrich von Telramund Lohengrin and Melot Tristan und Isolde (WNO); Jack Rance La fanciulla del West (Opera Holland Park); Baron Scarpia Tosca (Longborough Festival; Opéra de Baugé); Amonasro Aida (Lyric Opera‚ Dublin); Tonio Pagliacci (Stanley Hall Opera); Gianni Schicchi (Opera Project); Escamillo Carmen (State Opera of South Australia); Herald Lohengrin (Opéra de Toulon; WNO); Melot (Edinburgh International Festival); Beethoven Symphony No 9 with The Peninsula Doctors’ Orchestra; Carmina Burana with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared as Escamillo‚ Sergeant Belcore L’elisir d’amore, Pacheco Inés de Castro (Scottish Opera); Zurga Les pêcheurs de perles‚ Lescaut Manon Lescaut, Sharpless Madama Butterfly (Opera Holland Park); Donald Billy Budd‚ Sergeant Belcore‚ Marcello La bohème‚ Baron Scarpia, Ford Falstaff (WNO); Kuligin Katya Kabanova‚ Sharpless, Marullo Rigoletto (Opera North). International engagements have included Don Pizarro Fidelio (Opéra de Baugé); Sharpless, Baron Scarpia (Dublin); The Steward Flight and Roucher Andrea Chénier (State Opera of South Australia); The Forester The Cunning Little Vixen‚ Private Willis Iolanthe, Montano Otello (Opera Australia).