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Congratulations Sir Simon!

 

 

And now it’s Sir Simon Keenlyside! Simon has been knighted in The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018. We send Simon our warmest congratulations on this very well deserved honour.

A number of comments and messages of congratulation to Simon on his knighthood have been posted on Twitter since the announcement. These have now been added to the Award page – click here to read…

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A short but lovely video interview – “Cour ou Jardin?” – with Simon and Patrizia Ciofi has been published on the Geneva Opera website. Click on screenshot below to watch this video and the Don Giovanni trailer video published last week.

Two more reviews in German have also been added to the Don Giovanni performance page.

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First reviews (in French) of  the new production of Don Giovanni in Geneva, which opened on Friday 01 June, have now been added to the performance page.  Click here to read…

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An excellent four star review of Simon’s recital with Malcolm Martineau at the Wigmore Hall last Sunday has been published in The Times. Neil Fisher, the paper’s Deputy Arts Editor, said on Twitter  “I shouldn’t have needed a reminder of what a great recitalist Simon Keenlyside is…” Click on photo below for the link to the review..

Some more curtain call photos from this recital have also been added to the performance page.

An English translation of the recent interview in Le Temps has now been added to the page. Our thanks to Gudrun for translating this for us. Click here to read…

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Curtain call photos of last night’s wonderful recital at the Wigmore Hall in London have now been added to the performance page, together with details of the three encores. Click on photo below..

A new interview with Simon has been published by the Swiss website ‘Le Temps’. Click here to read the article in the original French.  An English translation will follow as soon as possible.

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The Geneva Opera has published a new interview with Simon about Don Giovanni, the role he will sing there next month. Many thanks to Gudrun for translating the interview for us from the original French. Click here to read…

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Some curtain call photos from Monday’s wonderful performance of Rigoletto at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin have now been added to the performance page. Click on photo below…

A very good review of Rigoletto (in French) by Vincent Guillemin of resmusica.com has also been added to the performance page.

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Some more great curtain call photos from the first night of Rigoletto in Berlin have been added to the performance page. Many thanks to the photographer! Click on photo below..

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Curtain call photos from last night’s performance of Rigoletto at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin have been added to the performance page. Many thanks to the photographer! Click on photo below…

A short written summary (in German) of Simon’s conversation with Dominique Meyer at the Vienna State Opera on 17 October 2017 can be found on the onlinemerker.com website.  Click on photo below for the link…

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Washington DC recital date

We can now confirm that Simon and Malcolm Martineau will give a recital at the Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington DC on Friday 30 November 2018, as part of the Vocal Arts DC 2018-19 season.  Click here for more information…

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