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Slide A graduate of University College Dublin, The Royal Irish Academy of Music, and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Simon is one of Ireland’s finest High Baritones.





Simon's Operatic roles include Ipparco in L’Egisto by Cavalli, Cox in Sullivan’s Cox and Box, and Belcore in L’elisir d’Amore, at the National Concert Hall of Ireland; Marcello in La Boheme with Loughcrew Opera; Silvio in I Pagliacci with Wonderland Productions and with The Everyman Palace Theatre (winner of Best Opera Production at the Irish Times Theatre Awards); Aeneas in the Cork Opera House Production, and subsequent touring production, of Dido and Aeneas. For The Limerick City of Culture Celebrations, Simon played the role of Noye in Britten’s Noyes Fludde.
Simon with the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabine. “Simon Morgan shows a judicious appreciation of the fine musicality and drama skills opera requires.”...the director took no chances with his singers, making sure he had the best!” CLASSICAL CONTEMPORARY Classical A graduate of University College Dublin, The Royal Irish Academy of Music, and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Simon is one of Ireland’s finest High Baritones.











Simon's Operatic roles include Ipparco in L’Egisto by Cavalli, Cox in Sullivan’s Cox and Box, and Belcore in L’elisir d’Amore, at the National Concert Hall of Ireland; Marcello in La Boheme with Loughcrew Opera; Silvio in I Pagliacci with Wonderland Productions and with The Everyman Palace Theatre (winner of Best Opera Production at the Irish Times Theatre Awards); Aeneas in the Cork Opera House Production, and subsequent touring production, of Dido and Aeneas. For The Limerick City of Culture Celebrations, Simon played the role of Noye in Britten’s Noyes Fludde.

Slide At Dublin's Gate Theatre, Simon played the role of Antony in their acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (also a winner of best Opera Production at the Irish Times Theatre Awards). Extended highlights with Opera in The Open, Dublin, including Danilo in The Merry Widow, Werther in Werther, Candide in Candide, Orestes in Iphegenie in Tauride, Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte, Marcello in La Boheme, High Priest and Hercules in Alceste, Melisso in Alcina, Silvio and Tonio in I Pagliaci, Scarpia in Tosca and Eugene Onegin in Eugene Onegin.







As a soloist, Simon has performed with orchestras in Ireland and the UK, Schubert and Haydn Masses, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Christmas Oratorio, and various Cantatas, The Mozart Requiem, Saint-Saens Oratorio De Noel, The Chichester Psalms by Bernstein and the Baritone Solo in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
“...One of the highlights of the opera is the scene with lover Silvio (Simon Morgan), who matches her vocally and dramatically.”

Slide He has performed with Opera Ireland in Boris Godonov, Aida, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Flying Dutchman, The Silver Tassie, and Carmen. He has recorded extracts from Mirandolina by Bohuslav Martinu for Wexford Festival Opera, and has written and arranged music for RTÉ, the BBC, Placido Domingo, and The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, for whom he has performed many times, and as guest soloist live on Lyric FM as part of the Lunchtime Choice Series at the National Concert Hall. “In this case John O’Brien has, once again, gathered around him a group of singers and players who share his vision and create a most wonderfully effective sound world that totally absorbs the listener.” CONTEMPORARY BIOGRAPHY Simon’s first solo album with orchestra, "ll Be Seeing You" debuted at number one in the Irish iTunes charts, and his latest album production “Thomas Moore Reimagined” was album of the week on RTE Lyric FM, reached number 1 in the Irish Album Charts, and had it’s debut at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin on 1st February 2019. Read More...

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