Bass, Simon Dyer was recently a Studio Artist at Florida Grand Opera where his roles included Colline, La Boheme, Raimondo, Lucia di Lammermoor, 2nd Soldier, Salome and Antonio, Le Nozze di Figaro. Elsewhere, roles include Keeper of the Madhouse, The Rake’s Progress and Antonio, Le Nozze di Figaro, (Boston Lyric Opera) whilst covering Nick Shadow and Figaro in the respective shows, The Indian, The Bartered Bride (Garsington Opera) whilst covering Kecal, Giorgio, La Gazza Ladra (Glimmerglass Festival), 2nd Boyar, The Golden Cockerel (Santa Fe Opera), and Luka, The Bear (Odyssey Opera). He was worked with conductors such as Joseph Colaneri, Jac van Steen, Laurence Cummings, Emmanuel Villaume, David Angus, Roberto Kalb, Ramon Tebar, Tim Myers, and more.
Dyer completed undergraduate studies at Trinity Laban and went on to study at The Boston Conservatory where roles included Prophet/King, Dark Sisters, Melisso in Alcina, Nick Shadow, Rake’s Progress, Figaro, Nozze, Mustafa, L’italiana in Algeri, Collatinus, The Rape of Lucretia, and The Immigration Officer in Jonathan Dove’s Flight. In 2016 he was Boston winner and New England Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and received the Silver Medal for Excellence from Trinity Laban upon graduation in 2013.
Recent contemporary music highlights include performances with NODUS Ensemble, Miami, a performance in the world premiere of una marea creciente, a non-narrative opera by Orlando Jacinto Garcia at Faena Forum, being a featured soloist in Coro by Berio at the Lucerne Festival under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, and curating an immersive performance art event of John Cage’s Song Books at the Museum of Fine Arts (Jan 2016). Dyer also appears on a CD with Boston Modern Orchestra Project of Virgil Thomson’s Capital Capitals and works closely with IlluminArts Miami.
Upcoming appearances: In the 19/20 season Dyer returns to Boston Lyric Opera for Fellow Travelers by Gregory Spears and will make his debut with Scottish Opera as Bottom in their unwrapped performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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