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Born Tasmania.

Australian baritone.

Simon Thorpe trained in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama then at the National Opera School, reaching the final of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition.

With Scottish Opera he has sung Belcore, Pacheco (Inés de Castro), Escamillo, Marullo and Baron Douphol. He has also worked with Welsh National (Scarpia, Telramund, Escamillo); Opera North (Michele Il tabarro); Holland Park (Jack Rance, Manfredo (L'amore dei tre re); Longborough (Falstaff, Don Pizarro) and Edinburgh Festival (Melot).

Appearances in France include Toulon (Herald Lohengrin) and Opéra de Baugé (Amonasro, Sharpless).

Roles in Scotland

Marullo a courtier
Rigoletto 1997
Pacheco adviser to the King
Inés de Castro 1999
Inés de Castro 2001
Escamillo a toreador
Carmen 1999
Belcore a sergeant
Elisir d'amore 2000
Michele a barge owner, aged fifty
Tabarro 2011
Melot a Cornish courtier
Tristan und Isolde 2012
Baron Douphol Violetta's protector, a rival of Alfredo
Traviata 2017

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