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Two new reviews of Simon’s Showtunes CD. Click on photo …

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Simon will give a recital of songs by Emmerich Kalman, Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and others at the Teatro Real Madrid on 29 April 2016

And Simon will sing Rigoletto at the Met in New York in October/November 2015.

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16 February 2015: Comment on formopera.com

by Petra on 16 February 2015

Comment found on Forumopera.com: (translation below)

“For the past few months Simon Keenlyside has not been on top form – notably with a disastrous Rigoletto in Vienna in December, which forced him to pull out in the middle of the performance. Today, the baritone has announced that he will take three months off to recover his form. One hears at this point experts who will blame this on his having attempted roles that are too heavy for him. The reality is that Simon Keenlyside, who appears with success on the greatest opera stages, is one more name on the list of very great opera singers who have been brought to the end of their tether by the pressure, the lifestyle and the working conditions prevalent on the opera circuit. When will there be a real questioning of this state of affairs?”

 

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12 February 2015: New York dates cancelled

by Petra on 12 February 2015

Simon has withdrawn from the Totentanz concerts in March and the all the Don Carlo performances in April in New York.

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Simon will make two appearances at the Wigmore Hall next season:

26 January 2016 – programme details and other artists TBA

31 January 2016 - a recital with Malcolm Martineau as part of the Schubert Song Series

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Simon has withdrawn from all performances of Falstaff at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. George Petean will replace him as Ford.

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Booking is now open for the Shakespeare 400: Anniversary Gala Concert at the Royal Festival Hall on 23 April 2016.

And we have received the English translation of another review of Simon’s concert in Prague. Thanks Ekaterina

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2 February 2015: Amazon link for the new book

by Petra on 2 February 2015

Have at last created a page and the amazon link for the new book …

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More photos of Simon’s concert in Prague – thanks a lot Sue. Click on the doodle to see them all.

jan 2015 Prague SK doodle@Sue

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A lovely personal review by Misha of the Prague concert. Many thanks, Misha, for writing this for us. Click on photo …

SK-Pragueand Gudrun has sent us some lovely photos, click on the one below to see more … thanks a lot Gudrun.

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