Simon Charette

Simon recently served as assistant conductor, chorus master and pianist for the Washington Opera Society's productions of Verdi's Aida, presented at the Egyptian Embassy, Bizet’s Carmen, presented at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC and Kalman’s The Gypsy Princess presented at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Washington, DC.

He also conducts the Rochambeau Choir and the Choir of the Embassy of France in Washington and is active as a pianist and vocal coach. Simon teaches music at Rochambeau, the French International School in Bethesda, MD.

Recent highlights as a conductor include conducting the the Choir of the Embassy of France and the Rochambeau Choir for French President Emmanuel Macron's address in Washington, DC, in April 2018.

As a singer, Simon has recently appeared with the In-Series in Jacques Brel: Songs of His World. He also recently made his debut with the Connecticut Lyric Opera as the Sacristan in Tosca and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte and also performed in a concert at the Residence of the French Ambassador in Washington, DC, with famous mezzo-soprano Géraldine Chauvet.

After receiving a Master’s degree from the Université de Montréal, he furthered his training at the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy (London, Ontario), at the American Institute for Musical Studies (Graz, Austria) and at the Accademia Europa dell’Opera (Lucca, Italy). He currently studies with Metropolitan Opera baritone Mark Oswald in New York.