Simon Bailey


Bass-baritone

Simon Bailey - Photo: Barbara Aumüller
This season Simon Bailey, a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since 2002, will sing Peter (the father) in Hänsel und Gretel and Gelone in Cesti's L'Orontea - both new productions – and repeat his wonderful portrayals of Klingsor in Parsifal, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, 2nd Tempter/Knight in Pizzetti's Murder in the Cathedral and Leporello, in last season's great new production of Don Giovanni. Other roles sung by this British bass-baritone in Frankfurt have included Achilla (Giulio Cesare), Gonzalo (The Tempest), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Lord Sidney and Don Profondo (Il viaggio a Reims), the title roles in Herzog Blaubarts Burg/Bluebeard's Castle and Don Giovanni, Nick Shadow (The Rake’ Progress), Claudio (Agrippina), Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Paolo (Simon Boccanegra), Don Inigo Gomez (L'Heure espagnole), Animal Tamer / Athlete (Lulu), Orest (Elektra), Créon in Charpentier's Médée, Mozart's Figaro and Papageno and Méphistophélès (Fausts Verdammnis/The Damnation of Faust), a role he sang last season at the Staatstheater in Stuttgart and in 2012/13 at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp. Other guest engagements have included appearances at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Theater an der Wien, Glyndebourne Festival and Opéra Lille (world premiere of Levina's Die Verwandlung/The Transformation). During the 2013 Wagner year he sang Gurnemanz in concert performances of Parsifal in Wiesbaden and Bad Homburg. He won 1st Prize at the 2004 Musica Sacra competition in Rome. Simon Bailey's future plans include a return to Stuttgart for Kaspar in Der Freischütz and his debut at the Royal Opera House in London.

Saison 2014/2015


DON GIOVANNI
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
Engelbert Humperdinck
L'ORONTEA
Antonio Cesti
LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella)
Gioacchino Rossini
MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL
Ildebrando Pizzetti
PARSIFAL
Richard Wagner
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KÖNIGSKINDER (Royal Children)
Engelbert Humperdinck
Thursday 11.10.2012 19:30 h
Opera House

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LA SONNAMBULA
Vincenzo Bellini
Sunday 30.11.2014 18:00 h
Opera House

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