Bio: "Simon Wallfisch brought a gauche, earnest energy to Pelléas that made the character painfully believable.
He has a voice tailor-made for the role."
Opera Magazine (Yehuda Shapero)
Baritone Simon Wallfisch is in international demand as concert and opera singer.
Notable performances include: DEPUTATO FIAMMINGO/Don Carlo (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 2020 (postponed)), HANNAH BEFORE/As One (London American Music Festival 2021), SANCHO PANSA/Don Quijote (Sommer Oper Festival Schloss Britz, Berlin) FIERAMOSCA/Benvenuto Cellini (Staatsoper Nürnberg 2016) MARCELLO/La Boheme (Teatro Verdi Casciana Terme, Pisa 2016) ESCAMILLO/La Tragedie de Carmen (National Reis Opera, Holland 2013). PELLEAS/Pelléas et Mélisande and ALBERT/Werther (English Touring Opera 2015).
He is amassing a steady output of recordings, including 'Songs by Geoffrey Bush' (Lyrita 2015), Songs by Caplet, Honegger, Milhaud and Ravel (Nimbus 2017), 'Gesänge des Orients' (Nimbus 2018), Songs by Thea Musgrave (Lyrita 2019), Songs by Robin Holloway (Delphian 2019) Schumann Lieder (Resonus 2019), Brahms Lieder (Resonus 2020) and Kowalski Lieder (Nimbus 2021).
He made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2017, performing with the Nash Ensemble live on BBC Radio 3, he has appeared several times at the Oxford Lieder festival, London Song Festival and several venues across Europe including Berlin's Konzerthaus, Hamburg Laeszhalle, the Litomysl Smetena Festival and the Pražské Múzy festival in the Czech Republic.
After studying Cello, he gained a postgraduate diploma in voice from the Royal College of Music in 2006, where he studied with Russell Smythe. In 2006 Wallfisch continued his studies in Berlin (Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik 2006-2007) and Leipzig (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy 2007-2009), studying with Dr Favaro-Reuter, and in the Liedklasse of Wolfram Rieger. Subsequently he was engaged at the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera House (2009-2011). Teachers have included Raymond Connell and Snezana Brzacovic. Simon currently lives with his family in Berlin.