Born in Sydney of Egyptian parents and brought up in Brussels, Simon Lobelson gained his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney and completed his Opera Diploma with distinction at The Royal College of Music on scholarship, with further studies under Sir Donald McIntyre, and continued his career in the United Kingdom for 9 years. He is fluent in almost four European languages; has sung in many masterclasses for some of the most revered names in the opera world; is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships; and has since worked as a soloist in Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Asia, the UK and Europe.
He has performed almost all the mainstream oratorio repertoire, and recent oratorio appearances have included Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Johns Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Birmingham Symphony Hall, City Recital Hall, Sydney Town Hall and with the London Mozart Players, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, English Chamber Orchestra, Israel Camerata and the Lucerne Festival under such conductors as Pierre Boulez, Richard Bonynge, Reinbert de Leeuw, Simon Halsey and Paul McCreesh.
Simon has performed over 65 operatic roles, with many companies including Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Young Vic, Pinchgut Opera, Sydney Festival and Canberra International Music Festival, amongst which have been Amfortas, Escamillo, Rigoletto, Alberich, Nick Shadow, Marcello, Ford, Germont, Figaro, Michele and Don Alfonso. He has recorded for Chandos and ABC Classics and has been broadcast on Classic FM, Fine Music FM, Foxtel, the Australian and British Museums and BBC Radio 3. Simon is a lecturer and coach at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and has given masterclasses in both Australia and China.