Bio: American Tenor Simeon Esper joined the ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden in the 2011/12 season. As a soloist there he has been featured in a variety of roles including ein Tanzmeister Ariadne auf Naxos, Flamand Capriccio, Dmitri Boris Godunov, ein Steuermann Der Fliegende Holländer, ein junge Seemann/Hirt Tristan und Isolde, Walther von der Vogelweide Tannhäuser, Oronte Alcina, Arturo Bucklaw Lucia di Lammermoor, Hylas Les Troyens, Sam Kaplan Street Scene, Dawson in Henze's We Come to the River, Jaquino Fidelio, Comus in Purcell's King Arthur and Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret.
After earning a master’s degree at Florida State University, Esper was engaged with the Theater Bielefeld from 2004 to 2007. Engagements with European houses such as the Operá National de Paris, the Bregenz Festival, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, The Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Paris Operá Comique, Operá Rouen, Vienna's Theater an der Wien, Bonn, Wexford (Ireland), Halle and Cologne followed. In the United States, he has appeared with the Seattle Opera, The Atlanta Opera, the Bellingham Festival of Music and the San Diego Opera, where he was most recently heard as Bardolfo in Verdi’s Falstaff.
In the 2018/19 season, Simeon Esper sang the role of ein Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and recorded the role of Il Tinca in concert performances of Puccini’s Il Tabarro with the Dresden Philharmonic, as well as making a debut with the Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken as Boni in Die Czárdásfürstin and the role of Abdallo in Dresden’s new production of Nabucco with Plácido Domingo in the title role. Highlights of the 2019/20 season include a role debut as Loge in Das Rheingold with the Landestheater Coburg and Wenzel The Bartered Bride at the Semperoper.
Last update: 2019-10-13 13:58:31 +00:00