Simo Breede

  • Since 2013 an opera soloist at the Vanemuine Theatre

Born 20.02.1983

Simo Breede has studied at Heino Eller Tartu Music School in Aino Kõiv’s music class. In 2011 he received MA from the Music and Theatre Academy of Estonia under guidance of Jaakko Ryhänen. From 2009 until 2010 he studied in Rome in The St Cecilia Conservatory with Professor Carlo Desideri and between 2010 and 2011 he was part of the young soloists’ opera academy of the Estonian National Opera. Since 2011 Simo Breede has been working in Vanemuine Theatre as a soloist and choir singer. Simo Breede sings in the Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir and in year 2009 was elected the Savonlinna Opera Choir singer of the year. The same year he was given the Naan Põld young singers’ scholarship. In 2012 he recieved Bayreuth Scholarship from the Estonian branch of the International Richard Wagner Association. In 2009 he made his soloist debut at Savonlinna Opera Festival with a minor role as L’imperial commissario in Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly”. His roles include: Marullo (Verdi’s „Rigoletto“), Dancairo, Remendado and Lillas Pastia (Bizet’s „Carmen”), Cherardo (Puccini’s „Gianni Schicchi“), L’imperial commissario (Puccini’s „Madama Butterfly“), Il Podesta (Mozart’s „La Finta Giardiniera“), Meeter (M. Mattiesen’s „DMeeter“), Salieri (Rimski-Korsakoff’s “Mozart and Salieri”), Soldier (Märt-Matis Lill’s “Into the Fire” ), Daddy (Aints’s “Googlemoogledotcom”), Josef (Strauss’s “Viennese Blood”), “Sweeney Todd” (Jonas, 2018), Maurice (Menken’s “The Beauty and the Beast”).