Alumnus selected for the Florida Grand Opera Young Artists 2017/18

Trinity Laban alumnus Simon Dyer has been selected for the Florida Grand Opera Young Artists 2017/18, alongside numerous other outstanding projects.

Founded in 1984, Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Program has gained worldwide recognition as one of the leading operatic training programs in the United States. The program provides talented young singers with an opportunity to refine the skills developed during formal music education, targeting those areas necessary to develop a successful career in opera. Simon commented:

“I am thrilled to be taking the step in to the professional world with such a prestigious company and to be given such challenging assignments, which I feel I can meet. Having just graduated from The Boston Conservatory, I feel uniquely equipped by that institution, and by Trinity Laban, to tackle these exciting projects with an open and artistic mind.

As the line between emerging professional and young artist blurs, I hope to absorb all of the knowledge I can from those around me, whilst performing to the highest standard at companies and institutions of top notch calibre. Trinity Laban taught me that it is important not to just sing, but to make art, and I hope I can continue with that as my life's purpose for many years.”

Simon is also currently a member of the apprentice artist program, The Santa Fe Opera, 2017. He will be performing chorus in Lucia di Lammermoor and as a Boyar in The Golden Cockerel. Out of over a thousand applicants only 45 made it onto the program which is an exceptional achievement; the program is widely considered one of the most prestigious and the oldest of its kind in the US.

At the Boston Lyric Opera, Simon was involved in every production of the previous season. He is also on a CD by Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and continues a relationship with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston by creating devised performance art work. Simon’s current project collaborates with a playwright and a dancer to explore the sounds and movements of artist's hobbies, entitled A Theatre of Dead Artists Hobbies.

For more information visit Simon Dyer’s website