Orchestra Victoria

Simon Bruckard

Guest Conductor


Conductor and composer Simon Bruckard has conducted frequently for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Opera South Australia, Orchestra Victoria, Victorian Opera, Ensemble Q and Sydney Festival. He worked for several years with Simone Young as her assistant conductor, including at La Scala in Milan.

In 2024, Simon will conduct twenty performances of La Bohème for Opera Australia’s regional tour. He is currently composing a film score.

Commissioned during the lockdown of 2020, Simon’s opera Cassandra premiered in March 2021. An original work written with acclaimed writer and director Constantine Costi, it was Simon’s second opera commissioned by Victorian Opera. His youth opera The Selfish Giant (based on the short story by Oscar Wilde and written with librettist Emma Muir-Smith) 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. It had a highly successful return season at the Arts Centre Melbourne in May 2022.