First details of Simon’s new CD published by Presto Classical yesterday:
“Though he’s been very busy in terms of complete opera and oratorio recordings over the past few years, it’s been a while since we had the pleasure of a solo disc from the charismatic British baritone Simon Keenlyside, and his next project takes him in an slightly unexpected direction: songs from the shows! Due out on Chandos Records in November, Something’s Gotta Give will include numbers from Carousel, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver!, and songs by Cole Porter and Jerome Kern.
Keenlyside will be accompanied by David Charles Abell and the BBC Concert Orchestra; his natural communicative style, gift for characterisation and ability to do humour as well as pathos are sure to pay dividends in this repertoire and we can’t wait to hear the finished article!”
nor can we!!!
Kasper Holten tweeted this morning:
“Both #ROHannanicole and #ROHrigoletto shaping up nicely. Exciting to hear Simon K and A Kurzak sing final scene from Rig y’day.”
Tickets now on sale for Simon’s concert in Cardiff on 9.11.- only via telephone: 02920 878444
Have a look at some curtain call photos of the Edinburgh recital last Wednesday. Click on photo to see more …
Two reviews of yesterday’s recital in Edinburgh already published and links added. Have a look … Tomorrow some photos will be added.
Listen to Simon’s recital live on BBC3 Radio as suggested on Twitter:
TuneIn 11AM (BST) @
BBCRadio3 baritonissimo #SimonKeenlyside & @pianomalk @queens_hall @edintfest recital http://bbc.in/1ArbON2 @AskonasHolt
First comments on Twitter:
“Splendid, blissful lunchtime in store listening to Mr Keenlyside on @BBCRadio3 @edintfest I could manage this every day really.”
dintfest @queens_hall @BBCRadio3 Simon Keenlyside looked so sad at the Eisler. Just want to give him a hug! Can’t wait for Siegfried.”
“Turned on @B
BCRadio3 to hear Keenlyside live recital. Elder daughter bellows Daddy stop singing.Unsure if this praises me or insults Simon!”
“”Profound contentment” very relevant, Simon Keenlyside & Malcolm Martineau. Fab prog. @queens_hall @edintfest @BBCRadio3 @RVWSociety #WW1″
“Admired this recital #simonkeenlyside @queens_hall this morning especially the English songs and war references/loss”
Sky Arts 2 is showing Simon’s ROH’s Macbeth at 8 pm tonight, repeated at 02.15 Tuesday morning.
Simon is taking part in a concert in Cardiff on 9.11.2014 performing Britten’s War Requiem. Thanks Lucy for telling us.
According to the Askonas Holt website Simon will also sing Winterreise in Chipping Campden on 20.10.
Bayerische Staatsoper published some scenes of the Macbeth performance on Youtube. Click on photo to watch the ones with Simon …