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Two great new clips have been published in connection with Simon’s concerts at Severance Hall in Cleveland. On the Cleveland Orchestra’s Facebook page there is a lovely short video of Simon rehearsing a Sibelius song and on the ideastream website there is a fascinating interview with radio station WCLV 104.9, in which Simon discusses the Sibelius songs and other topics. Click on the screenshot above for links to both on the performance page…

Remember that this concert can be heard live on WCLV 104.9 tonight, Saturday 25 May, at 8pm local US time. A link to the broadcast can also be found on the performance page.  There will be a repeat broadcast of the concert on 01 September 2019 at 4pm EDT.

A wonderful review, with photo,  of the first concert on Thursday 23 May has now been added to the performance page. Click here to read…

And a second wonderful review of last Sunday’s performance of Die Winterreise in Cleveland has been added to that performance page. Click here to read…

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Simon and Marina Rebeka, La Traviata, Munich, 2013

A new date for 2020! Simon will give a concert with Marina Rebeka at the Konzerthaus, Vienna, on 25 April 2020. The concert is part of the 2019-2020 season “Great Voices” series. Click on photo above for more information…

Sibelius Songs in Cleveland – A short video of Simon explaining why he loves to sing Sibelius songs has been posted on the Cleveland Orchestra Facebook page. Click here for link on the performance page…

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Die Winterreise, Cleveland

A wonderful review of Simon’s performance of Die Winterreise with Natalya Katyukova at the Reinberger Hall in Cleveland has been added to the performance page. Many thanks to Marilyn for sending us the review and for permission to use her photographs. Click on picture above to read the glowing review…

 

An English translation of the interview with Simon by Deutsche Oper Berlin, published earlier this month, has now been added to the webpage. Click on the photo above to read “Six Questions to Sir Simon Keenlyside”.

In other news:  The Austrian TV channel ORF III will broadcast Falstaff from the Vienna State Opera at 20.15 hrs on Sunday 02 June 2019. The performance was originally streamed live on 30 January 2019. Click here for links giving details of the TV broadcast and information about  a programme being shown at 20.00 hrs which includes interviews with some cast members.

We also understand that the concert performance of Rigoletto, given at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, on 03 October 2018, will be broadcast on radio station France Musique on 03 October 2019 at 20.00 hours. Click here for details of the performance.  A link to the broadcast will be added when available.

And finally – Simon’s concert of Sibelius Songs with the Cleveland Orchestra this coming Saturday, 25 May, will be broadcast live on radio station WCLV 104.9 at 8pm. Click here for link…

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Royal Opera House Season 2019-2020

The Royal Opera House 2019-2020 season has been announced today. Simon will sing Giorgio Germont in seven performances of La Traviata between 17 December 2019 and 13 January 2020. Click on photo above for more information…

Tannhäuser, Berlin

Many more curtain call photos from the 11 May performance of Tannhäuser at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, have now been added to the performance page. Click on picture above to see the photo gallery…

A new date for 2020!  Simon will give a recital with Malcolm Martineau at the Opéra de Lille, France, on 03 March 2020. Click here for more information…

And finally – an English translation of the second review of the wonderful concert in Prague on 25 April has now been added to the performance page. Many thanks to Jana for translating this for us. Click here to read….

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13 May 2019: Music for Syria Concert

by Gwyn on 13 May 2019

Music for Syria Concert

Simon is one of a number of performers appearing in the ‘Music for Syria’ concert at the Cadogan Hall, London SW1, on Wednesday 12 June 2019. The concert  is being held to raise money for the Hands Up Foundation, funding aid projects in and around Syria. Click on picture above for more information and link to buy tickets..

Tannhäuser, Berlin

The first curtain call photos of Tannhäuser in Berlin on Saturday 11 May have now been added to the performance page – with more to follow. A review of the 11 May performance (in German) has also been added – a translation will be provided as soon as possible. Many more photos have also been added to the gallery for the 05 May performance. Click on photo above to view both photo galleries…

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Tannhäuser, Berlin

Curtain call photos of the first performance of Tannhäuser at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, on Sunday 05 May have now been added to the performance page. A link to an interview with Simon by Deutsche Oper has also been added, together with a first review. Click on photo above for details…

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An English translation of the first review of Simon’s concert with Ermonela Jaho in Prague has now been added to the performance page. Many thanks to Jana for translating this for us. Click on photo above to read….

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Prague Concert

photo © Nachtigall Artists Management/Peter Dyrc

The official photos of Simon’s magnificent concert with Ermonela Jaho in Prague on Wednesday 25 April have now been added to the performance page. We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Alena Kunertova Nachtigalova, of Nachtigall Artists Management,  and the photographer Peter Dyrc, for kindly giving us permission to reproduce these wonderful photographs on our website.

A number of other curtain call photos have also been added to the performance page, together with details of the encores and a first review (in Czech). Click on picture above to see both photo galleries…

In other news – Simon will be one of the adjudicators of the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Strauss on Wednesday 05 June at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Tickets are on sale to the public – click here for details…

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21 April 2019: Easter Greetings

by Petra on 21 April 2019

to everyone

from Team SK.Info

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Vienna State Opera Season 2019-20

Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn – La Traviata

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

Simon will sing Posa in Don Carlo in September 2019. Click here for details…

Simon will give a recital on 19 November 2019, accompanied by Thomas Adès. Click here for details…

Simon will sing Ford in Falstaff in March 2020 – click here for information – and on 30 June 2020 – click here for details

And finally, Simon will sing Giorgio Germont in La Traviata in June 2020. Click on photo above for details..

Livestreams from Vienna:  There will be livestreams of Simon’s performances on the following dates:

12 September 2019  Don Carlo

23 June 2020   La Traviata

30 June  2020  Falstaff

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