Tenor Simon Bode is a commanding presence on the opera and recital stages throughout Europe. Born in Hamburg, his recital and concert career has taken this young tenor to prestigious international festivals including Salzburger Festspiele, Beethovenfest Bonn, Heidelberger Frühling, Kissinger Sommer, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein, and Schlossfestspiele Ludwigsburg.
Mr. Bode recently sang highly praised debuts at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin and the Rheingau Musik Festival and reappeared with a solo recital at Wigmore Hall London. His regular collaborators are pianists Igor Levit, Graham Johnson and Nicholas Rimmer as well as Bajanist Elsbeth Moser. Whilst a member of the soloist ensemble at Oper Frankfurt and State Opera Hanover, he received several nominations for “Young Singer of the Year” from Opernwelt Magazine. Recent engagements include title roles at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Théatre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, International Handel Festival Göttingen, Hannover State Opera, Theater Basel, Wiesbaden State Opera and the Bregenz Festival, singing under conductors Kent Nagano, Andrew Manze, Andrea Marcon, Constantinos Carydis, HK Gruber, Peter Eötvös and Sebastian Weigle.
Simon has performed regularly with renowned orchestras and ensembles such as Wiener Philharmonikern, dem Ensemble Modern, der NDR Radiophilharmonie, dem Münchner Rundfunkorchester oder „Les Talens Lyriques“. His broad-ranging repertoire spans from Bach’s Passions and the most demanding roles of his specialism, to world premieres of contemporary works. He has sung numerous world premieres. Simon Bode is scholar and recipient of numerous prizes and awards, was a former student of Charlotte Lehmann in Hannover and currently studies with Neil Semer in New York.