Vita

The English bass-baritone Simon Bailey trained at Clare College, Cambridge, the RNCM Manchester, and the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He was a member of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble from 2002 to 2015. Simon Bailey sings a broad repertoire of more than 100 roles, ranging from Handel and Vivaldi to Adès and Kris Defoort and including such roles as Mozart’s Leporello and Figaro; Donizetti’s Don Pasquale; the villains from Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann; Méphistophélès from Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust; Wagner’s Wotan, Wanderer, and Klingsor; Kutuzov from Prokofiev’s War and Peace; and Captain Balstrode from Britten’s Peter Grimes. He has performed at the Welsh National Opera, the Royal Opera House in London, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, La Scala in Milan, the Tyrolean Festival in Erl, and the Glyndebourne Festival, as well as in Antwerp, Basel, Stuttgart, Strasbourg, Wiesbaden, and Vienna.

June 2024