Simo Breede

Simo Breede

Joined the Vanemuine Theatre in 2013


Simo Breede, who studied singing at the Heino Eller Music School, has been working as a soloist at the Vanemuine since 2013. In 2009 he made his soloist debut at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in the supporting role as the Imperial Comissioner in Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly. In 2009-2010 he studied at the Conservatiorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome, and in 2011 he received a master’s degree from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, having studied with Jaakko Ryhänen. Breede has sung baritone solos in many large-scale compositions.

Roles in the Vanemuine
Ping – Puccini’s Turandot (2024), Achillas – Händel’s Julius Caesar (2023), Cyrano de Bergerac – Tamberg’s Cyrano de Bergerac (2023), Aunt’s husband, Dog Muri – Sundja and Aints’s Sipsik (2023), Enn – Kaumann’s The Mall (2022), Kusta – Varres’s The New Old Nick of Hellsbottom (2022), Melot – Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde (2022), Masetto – Mozart’s Don Giovanni (2021), Marquis de Boisfleury – Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix (2020), Monsignor O’Hara – Menken’s Sister Act (2020), An Evening with Lehár (2020), L’imperial commissario – Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (2019), Oskar, Dragon Otto – Pajusaar’s Detective Lotte (2008/2019), Maurice – Menken’s Beauty and the Beast (2018), Gentleman – Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (2018), Josef – Strauss’ Viennese Blood (2018), Daddy – Aints’ Googlemoogledotcom (2017), Soldier – Lill’s Into the Fire (2017), Salieri – Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri (2016), Adalbert – Pajusaar’s Lotte in Dream World (2015), An Evening with Kálmán (2015), Dancairo – Bizet’s Carmen (2015); Bactus – Sisask’s Karius and Bactus (2015), City guard – Tubin’s The Parson of Reigi (2014), Monsieur Reyer, Joseph Buquet – Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera (2014), Drunk poet, Coridon, Bottom – Purcell’s Fairy Queen (2011/2014), Zaretski – Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (2013), Snowman – Aints’ The Old Barny (2013), Johann – Massenet’s Werther (2012); Pritschitsch – Lehár’s The Merry Widow (2011), Väino, Tik the Moon Rabbit – Pajusaar’s Lotte the Cosmonaut (2012), Robertson Ay, Northbrook – Disney/Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins (2011), Ernst Ludwig – Kander’s Cabaret (2012) et al.

Other roles
Argante – Händel’s Rinaldo, Aeneas – Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Marullo – Verdi’s Rigoletto, Dancairo, Remendado, Lillas Pastia – Bizet’s Carmen, Cherardo – Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, L’imperial commissario – Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Il Podesta – Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, Meter – Mattiesen’s DMeeter.

Singer of the Year of the Savonlinna Opera Choir in 2009
Won the Naan Põld Young Singer Scholarship in 2009
Was the recipient of a scholarship from the International Association of Wagner Societies in 2012