Simon Chalifoux

French-Canadian bass Simon Chalifoux is a native of Montreal. His most recent performances include Colline in La Bohème, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, George Benton in Dead Man Walking, and Dr. Gibbs in Our Town

French-Canadian bass-baritone Simon Chalifoux completed his master’s degree at Université de Montréal. In 2016-2017 he was part of Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Program. His most recent performances include Quince, A Midsumer Night’s Dream ; Colline, La Bohème ; Figaro, Le Nozze di Figaro ; Harasta and Farar, Cunning Little Vixen ; Georges Benton, Dead Man Walking ; Dr. Gibbs, Our Town. He also sang the bass and Jesus in Bach St.John Passion, and the bass in Bach Coffee Cantata .

Upcoming engagements include Colline (La Bohème, Puccini) in July 2019 in Hamilton and Schaunard (La Bohème, Leoncavallo) in August 2019 in Montréal. Simon will make his Opera Edmonton in 2020, in the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro.

When Simon is not singing, he does intellectual and cultural mediation, using music and philosophy to promote social inclusion for people at risk of exclusion. He’s also fighting against social inequities and for social justice.



roleS : 

  • Capelio, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Bellini

  • Quince, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Britten

  • Zuniga, Carmen, Bizet

  • Papa Costanza, Filumena, Estacio

  • La basse, Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse, Evangelista

  • Duc de Vérone, Roméo et Juliette, Gounod

  • George Benton, Dead Man Walking, Heggie

  • Harasta, Cunning Little Vixen, Janacek

  • Parson, Cunning Little Vixen, Janacek

  • Schaunard, La Bohème, Leoncavallo

  • Figaro, Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart

  • Antonio, Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart

  • Papageno, Die Zauberflöte, Mozart

  • Sarastro, Die Zauberflöte, Mozart

  • Simone, Gianni Schicchi, Puccini

  • Colline, La bohème, Puccini

  • Timur, Turandot, Puccini

  • Il Mandarino, Turandot, Puccini

  • Dr Gibbs, Our Town, Rorem

  • Don Parmenione, L'Occasione fà il ladro, Rossini

  • Gremin, Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovski


OratorioS : 

  • Bass and Jesus, St.John Passion, Bach

  • Bass, Kaffeekantate, Bach

  • Bass, Magnificat, Bach

  • Baritone, Mass for the Children, Rutter

© Simon Chalifoux 2019