Sydney Opera House

Simon Hewett


Background: Studied at the University of Queensland and the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, Germany. Member of Opera Australia's Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Program, 2003. Awards: German Government Scholarship (1998), Inaugural recipient, Hephzibah Tintner Memorial Fellowship (2004), Brian Stacey Award for Young Conductors (2004)

OA repertoire: Les pêcheurs de perles, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Tosca, Turandot, Otello, Aida, Così fan tutte, Macbeth, The Marriage of Figaro

Other Companies: Kapellmeister and GMD Assistant at Hamburg State Opera 2005-2008 where his repertoire included La traviata, Die Zauberflöte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, L'elisir d'amore, La bohème, Tosca, Hänsel und Gretel, Don Giovanni, Swan Lake, Orpheus, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Mahler Symphony No. 7, Il turco in Italia; Der Barbier von Sevilla, Giselle (Staatsoper Berlin); Parzival (ballet) at Baden Baden Festspielhaus. Brandenburg Symphoniker, TQO, OV, ASO, WASO, Elision Ensemble; The Seymour Group; Mahler Symphony Nos. 3 & 7 (Paris Opera)

Recordings/Videos: CDs - Opening of the Mouth (ABC Classics), Six Miniatures (Elision Ensemble)

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