Composer & Conductor
Upcoming Victorian Opera performances
Simon's opera The Selfish Giant, plays in May 2022 which he will also conduct.
Composer, conductor and pianist Simon Bruckard is one of the busiest young stars of the Australian music industry. He is a member of music staff with Opera Australia and conducts regularly for Victorian Opera in Melbourne.
Bruckard’s youth opera The Selfish Giant premiered to a sold-out audience as part of Victorian Opera’s 2019 season. It won a Green Room Award for Musical Achievement - New Australian Opera and was nominated for another three awards.
Commissioned during the lockdown of 2020, Simon’s opera Cassandra premiered in March 2021. It was Simon’s second opera commissioned by Victorian Opera. Simon conducted the world premiere alongside Echo and Narcissus by Kevin March.
In March 2022, Simon conducted La Bohème for State Opera of South Australia with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to an audience of over 5000 people. Simon will be Simone Young’s assistant conductor for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2022.