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Simon Buttle - Tenor

Simon is from West Yorkshire and studied at the RNCM for seven years with Jeffrey Lawton. He has performed the roles of Kaspar (Amahl and the Night Visitors, Menotti) at the RNCM, Lieutenant Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly, Puccini) for the Mananan International Festival Opera, Ruggero (La Rondine, Puccini) and Lensky (Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky) for the RNCM and also Ismael (Nabucco, Verdi) for Hull Choral Union. He covered the roles of Juan (Arms and the Cow, Weill) at Opera North, and also Camille and St. Brioche (Merry Widow, Lehar) for Scottish Opera. He was also in the premiere of Exit (Ni Riain), a contemporary multi-media music-theatre piece at the RNCM. Simon is a winner of the Anne Ziegler Award (2005) and was also supported by The Countess Of Munster Musical Trust during his time at the RNCM.

Oratorio performances include Nelson Mass (Haydn), Symphony No. 2 - Hymn of Praise (Mendelssohn), Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini), The Crucifixion (Stainer), Hiawatha's Wedding Feast (Coleridge-Taylor), Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven) and Messa di Gloria (Puccini).