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Stop press!  Simon’s recital with Malcolm Martineau at the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, on 10 October 2018 will be broadcast today on radio station Catalunya Música at 16.00 hrs local time. Click on photo above for broadcast link on the performance page….

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Deutsche Oper Berlin, Season 2019-20

Simon will sing Amfortas in Parsifal for three performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in May 2020. Click on the photo of the opera house above for more information…

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Munich Opera Season 2019-20

The 2019-20 season at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich has just been announced. Details as follows:

Simon will sing Giorgio Germont in La Traviata in September and October 2019 – click on photo above for details – and in February 2020. Click here for details of the February performances.

Simon will sing the new role of Amfortas in Parsifal in Munich in April 2020. Click here for more information..

And finally, Simon will sing two performances of Rigoletto at the Munich Festival in July 2020. Click here for details…

New radio broadcast!  Simon’s concert of Sibelius songs at the Vienna Konzerthaus on 11 April will be broadcast on Austrian radio station Ö1 on Tuesday 23 April at 19.30 hrs (local time).  A link will be added to the performance page when available.

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Curtain call photos of last night’s final performance of Don Giovanni at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich have now been added to the performance page. Click on picture above to see the photo gallery….

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Photo: Carmina Burana, London, October 2018

Simon will sing Carmina Burana at the Philharmonie, Paris, on 10 and 11 June 2020. Click on photo above for more information…

And curtain call photos of last Sunday’s performance of Don Giovanni in Munich have now been added to the performance page. Click on picture above to see the photo gallery…

 

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Curtain call photos from yesterday’s second performance of Don Giovanni at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich have now been added to the performance page. Click on photo above….

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Curtain call photos of yesterday’s first night of Don Giovanni at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, have now been added to the performance page. Click on photo above….

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Curtain call photos from Simon’s recital with Malcolm Martineau in Strasbourg on 13 February have now been added to the performance page, together with details of the amended programme and encores. Click on photo above…

A review (in French) of this recital, together with an English translation, has now also been added to the performance page.

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“Emotions Touching the Stars”

Photo @Operadurhin on Twitter

Simon met the children of Strasbourg at the “Avec mon coussin/ With my cushion” educational event called “Emotions Touching the Stars” held in the Salle Paul Bastide at the  Opéra National du Rhin yesterday, Thursday 14 February. The event was for children aged between 6 and 10 years, without their parents in attendance. Click on picture above for more information and photos.

And some more dates for the 2019-20 season have now been added to the performance calendar. Simon will sing Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande at the Staatsoper Hamburg in November 2019. Click here for more information..

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Arise, Sir Simon!

Photo: @ClarenceHouse on Twitter

Simon was knighted by HRH The Prince of Wales today, Thursday 07 February 2019. The Tweet from Clarence House reads as follows:

“British Baritone, Sir Simon Keenlyside was knighted by The Prince of Wales today for his services to music. Simon has had an exciting international career performing in operas and concerts since the mid-1980s.”

Photo: @ClarenceHouse on Twitter

Click on either photo above to see the Award page relating to Simon’s knighthood.

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