Cozmin Sime

Samling Artist Programme: 2011

Romanian baritone Cozmin Sime was born in Ordea, and is a graduate of the Gheorghe Dima Academy of Music in Cluj Napoca where he was awarded Master’s Degree in music. He has taken part in masterclasses with Ion Buzea, Tom Krause, Susanna Eken, Sally Burgess, John Norris, Margreet Honigh, Barbara Bonney, Nelly Miricioiu and Alfred Brendel both in Romania and abroad. He also participated in the Samling masterclasses in the UK.

Cozmin Sime won many major music and vocal competitions in Romania, including both lied and opera, as well as “La Competition des jeunes solistes” at St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France. While a student he sang the roles of Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo Così fan tutte, Dandini La cenerentola, andBelcore L’elisir d’amore.

Cozmin Sime made his début at the Romanian National Opera in Bucharest as Marcello La Bohème and also performed Nick Shadow in the national première of The Rake’s Progress at the National Opera of Cluj-Napoca.

Cozmin Sime made his international début in the role of Claudioin Donizetti’s Emilia di Liverpool in Liverpool, Gdansk and Bremen with the European Opera Centre, following which he was invited to participate in the Mozart Academy at the Aix-en Provence Festival. He also participated in the Accademia Rossiniana at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro singing the role of Barone di Trombonok Il viaggio a Reims under Maestro Alberto Zedda.

At the Verbier Festival Cozmin Sime performed Schaunard La Boheme. He also appeared in London with Tête à Tête Productions as Dr Astrov and Uncle Vania in Neal Thornton’s new opera Sonya’s Story based on Chekov’s play “Uncle Vania”. He also sang the role of Grand MOA in the children’s opera La chuette enrhume by Gerard Conde at Les Azuriales festival in Nice.

Cozmin Sime recently sang Baron Trombonok Il viaggio a Reimsfor Vlaamse Opera and the roles of Onegin Eugene Onegin and Figaro The Barber of Seville for English Touring Opera. Forthcoming engagements include Second Man Farmer A Village Romeo and Juliet (Delius) and Second Armed Man The Magic Flute at Wexford Festival, and Eduardo L’assedio di Calais for English Touring Opera.