Goran Simić

Goran Simić was born in Belgrade and studied there at the Musikhochschule and in Sarajevo. He won various singing prizes including at the 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the 1985 Pavarotti Competition. From 1978 to 1984 he was with the Sarajevo Opera, before joining the Vienna State Opera, where he made his début as the Watchman in Die Frau ohne Schatten. His subsequent rôles in Vienna have included those of the King in Aida, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Ferrando in Il trovatore, Montano and Lodovico in Otello, Pietro in Simon Boccanegra, Colline in La Bohème, Zuniga in Carmen, Fouquier Tinville in Andrea Chénier, Titurel in Parsifal, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Lord Walton in I Puritani.