Sunday, March 29, 2015

Introducing Danish Bass-Barihunk Simon Duus

Danish bass-barihunk will be sharing the run of Henrik in Nielsen's Maskerade at the Danish Royal Opera with Henning von Schulman. Also in the cast as the tutor is Palle Knudsen, who has been featured on this site. 
Simon Duus is currently finishing his last year at the soloist class at The Royal Danish Academy of Music. He's recently performed Colline in Puccini's La boheme at Danish National Opera, Vaughan Williams' "Songs of Travel" with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, a New Year's concert with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Haydn's Cäcelia Mass in Heidelberg.
Simon Duus sings Lascia amor from Handel's Orlando

In 2011, Duus graduated from The Opera Academy at The Royal Opera in Copenhagen where he honed his skills in many great Mozart roles. His performance as Nardo in La Finta Giardiniera was broadcast live on Arte TV. 
He is the recipient of the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation Scholarship and was the only opera singer to receive a talent prize at the annual Reumert Awards for his interpretation as Seneca in the København Musikteater's production of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. He has also performed Schubert's Winterreise and Schwanengesang, as well as many cantatas and oratorios.
Performances of Maskerade continue from April 8 through May 21 and tickets and additional cast information is available online.

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