Simon Duus

Future and recent engagements include Henrik in "Maskerade" at Royal Opera in Copenhagen and on tour in 2015, Dulcamara in Tivoli Concerthall Denmark, Alfonso in "Così fan tutte" at Opera Hedeland, the Magister in "Maskerade" with Concertgebouw Amsterdam, "Matthäus Passion" with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and as lieder- and oratorio singer concerts all over Denmark.

From 2012-2014 his engagements have included Messiah with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, concertant La Bohème with Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Colline in La Bohème at Danish National Opera, Matthäus Passion and Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Songs of Travel" with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and "Winterreise" in the “Schubertiade” in Roskilde, Denmark and Leporello at Opera Hedeland.

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 europeéenne at Festival Aix-en-Provênce 2010.

Opera performances include Henrik in Nielsen’s “Maskarade” at The Royal Opera, Copenhagen, Spring 2015 (Kasper Holten/Per-Otto Johansson), Colline in Puccini’s “La bohème” at Danish National Opera, Fall 2014 (Alfonso Romera Mora/Michael Balke) and Paris in Gounod’s “Roméo & Juliette” at Copenhagen Opera Festival, Summer 2014 (Anne Barslev/Jacob Beck), Domingo in Reesen’s “Farinelli” at Tivoli Festival, Copenhagen, Summer 2013 (Jesper Nordin), Leporello in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at Opera Hedeland, Summer 2012 (Lars Rudolfsson/Henrik Schaefer), Seneca in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” both at Københavns Musikteater, Fall 2011 (Magnus Tessing Schneider/Benjamin Bayl) and at The Opera Academy/The Royal Theatre, Spring 2011 (Deda Christina Colonna/Jonathan Ofir), Schtjelkalov in Musorgsky’s “Boris Godunow” at The Royal Opera, Winter 2011 (Dmitri Tscherniakov/Jakub Hrůša) and Officier and Commisaire in “Dialogues des Carmélites” at The Opera Academy/The Royal Opera 2010 (Ebbe Knudsen/Marc Soustrot).

He has performed many of the standard oratorios and all three main song cycles by Schubert. He won the soloist competition at Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and performed therefore Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel" with the orchestra and conductor Håkon Daniel Nystedt in 2014.

He received the Danish Wagner Society Bayreuth-Scholarship in 2013, Musikanmelderringens Kunstnerpris 2014 (The Music Critics’ Artist Prize), Reumert-Talentprize 2012 and Léonie Sonning Music Foundation-Scholarship 2010.