Simone Alaimo was born in Villabate (Palermo), where he completed his literary and musical studies. In 1977 he won the AS.LI.CO where he made his debut in the role of Don Pasquale. In the same year he won first prize in nine international competitions among which the "Maria Callas" Contest (Rai 1980).
He has interpreted approximately 90 operas. The repertoire ranges from music from the 1700s, to romanticism, to contemporary music. Under the guidance of Maestro Rodolfo Celletti, he specialized in the belcanto repertoire, particularly in the great roles of Rossini.
He also received various prizes as the best interpreter of Donizetti's works, obsolete operas such as: Torquato Tasso
, L'Esule di Roma, Poliuto
, Le Convenienze e inconvenienze teatrali
, Alahor in Granata
and Roberto Devereux
In 2000 he was awarded the "Gigli d'Oro" for the work he carried out during his career.
He is internationally recognized as one of the greatest Bass-Baritones in the world.
News of his career is reported in all of the major encyclopaedias (Utet "Dizionario degli interpreti musicali", Curcio "Dizionario Enciclopedico del musica"), he is mentioned in numerous phoniatrics extracts and has his own Internet site.
Over the past few years he has been a regular guest at foreign theatres such as the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Covent Garden in London, The Opéra in Paris, in San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Vienna, Berlin, Munich and in all of the greatest opera theatres in the world.
In Italy he has sung in all of the Foundations, Lyric Entities, Festivals and traditional Theatres.
Simone Alaimo has also collaborated with great interpreters and with all of the most famous orchestra conductors and directors. Some of the orchestra conductors are: Gavazzeni, Abbado, Muti, Sinopoli, Sawallisch, Marriner, Levine, Chailly, Campanella, Patanè, De Bernart, Carella and Ferro and some of the directors are: Ponnelle, Strehler, Fo, Pizzi, Savary, Frisel, Montresor, De Tommasi, Crivelli, Testi, Levi and Marcucci.
Simone Alaimo can also boast a vast discography.