Recent graduate Simon Dyer has been selected as an emerging artist with Boston Lyric Opera and is currently a Young Artist at The Glimmerglass Festival in New York.
The young operatic bass from East London is currently in the United States, where he has recently enjoyed a number of notable successes. Dyer was a New England Regional Finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards 2016, winning in his district of Boston. He also curated and performed in a concert of John Cage’s Song Books at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
He is currently a Young Artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in upstate New York, where he will receive coaching and take part in masterclasses and concerts over the course of the 13 week programme. He will also be performing and covering roles in productions of La bohème, The Thieving Magpie and The Crucible.
In early 2017 Dyer will make his main stage debut with the Boston Lyric Opera, featuring as an emerging artist as he takes on lead roles in The Rake’s Progress and Le Nozze di Figaro.
During his time at Trinity Laban Dyer studied with mezzo-soprano Alison Wells, who still “teaches and inspires” him today. He commented:
“In the years since leaving Trinity Laban I have found myself constantly referring back to my time there. The artists I met there - be they peers or professors - have continued to inspire me, and the emphasis on collaboration nurtured at TL is something that continues to be a cornerstone of my work.”
He was also a regular performer with Blackheath Halls Opera, which celebrated its tenth anniversary this year.
Photography credit: Jeremy Ayres Fisher