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Simon Shibambu

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Simon Shibambu in action.
Simon Shibambu as Toante in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

South African bass Simon Shibambu joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme from the start of the 2016/17 Season. His roles in the 2016/17 Season included Toante (Oreste), Quinault (Adriana Lecouvreur), Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo) and Montano (Otello), and appearing in recital at the Théâtre du Châtelet. In the 2017/18 Season he sings Second Armed Man (Die Zauberflöte), Le Sire de Béthune (Les Vêpres siciliennes), Nino’s Ghost (Semiramide), Count Ceprano (Rigoletto), Angelotti (Tosca), Doctor (Macbeth), Steward/Sentry (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and Fourth Follower of Telramund (Lohengrin).

Shibambu studied vocal arts at Tshwane University of Technology and vocal performance at the Royal College of Music with Graeme Broadbent, as an Association Board of the Royal Schools of Music scholar. He holds an International Opera Awards Bursary.

His operatic repertory includes Sarastro and Speaker of the Temple (Die Zauberflöte), Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Méphistophélès (Faust). Concert repertory includes Mozart’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle, Puccini’s Messa, Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile and Verdi’s Requiem.

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Photos

Gyula Nagy as Taddeo, Aigul Akhmetshina as Isabella, Simon Shibambu as Mustafa, Konu Kim as Lindoro in L'italiana in Algeri, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Atkins as Scaramuccio, Kim as Brighella, Lee as Zerbinetta, Lewis as Ariadne, Sedgwick as Harlekin, Shibambu as Truffaldino in Adriane auf Naxos, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee as Zerbinetta, Konu Kim as Brighella, Dominic Sedgwick as Harlekin, Thomas Atkins as Scaramuccio, Simon Shibambu as Truffaldino in Adriane auf Naxos, The Royal Opera

Simon Shibambu and Gyula Nagy in rehearsal for Oreste, The

David Gowland, Jennifer Davis and Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Simon Shibambu as Toante and Vlada Borovko as Ermione in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Thomas Atkins as Pilade in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Dominic Sedgwick as Servant, Simon Shibambu as Claudius in Hamlet

Simon Shibambu as Claudius in Hamlet, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee as Zerbinetta, Dominic Sedgwick as Harlekin, Simon Shibambu as Truffaldino in Adriana auf Naxos, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Francesca Chiejina and Simon Shibambu, Meet the Young Artists Dukebox

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio, Simon Shibambu as Montano, Marco Vratogna as Iago and Thomas Atkins as Roderigo in Otello, The Royal Opera

Aigul Akhmetshina as Isabella, Simon Shibambu as Mustafa in L'italiana in Algeri, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Simon Shibambu as Claudius in Hamlet, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Shibambu as Truffaldino, Sedgwick as Harlekin, Lee as Zerbinetta, Lewis as Ariadne, Atkins as Scaramuccio, Kim as Brighella in Adriane auf Naxos, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Simon Shibambu in rehearsal for Oreste, The

David Junghoon Kim, Gyula Nagy, Emily Edmonds, Angela Simkin, Vlada Borovko, James Hendry, Thomas Atkins, Jennifer Davis, Francesca Chiejina and Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Francesca Chiejina, Simon Shibambu and Angela Simkin in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

David Gowland and Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Simon Shibambu

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Thomas Atkins as Pilade in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simon Shibambu as Toante in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Thomas Atkins as Pilade and Vlada Borovko as Ermione in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Thomas Atkins as Pilade, Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Angela Simkin as Oreste, Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Thomas Atkins as Pilade, Vlada Borovko as Ermione and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

David Gowland, James Hendry, Nick Fletcher, Haegee Lee, Aigul Akhmetshina, Sarah-Jane Lewis, Jacquelyn Stucker, Francesca Chiejina, Angela Simkin, Simon Shibambu, Konu Kim and Dominic Sedgwick. Dukebox