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Some Tweets on yesterday’s Rigoletto

  • “#ROHrigoletto @RoyalOperaHouse was mind blowingly AMAZING. Kurzak was phenomenal and Simon Keenlyside may now only be referred to as God.”
  • “#ROHrigoletto @RoyalOperaHouse was awesome! @skbaritoneinfo Brindley Sherratt and aleksandra kursak were utterly brilliant. #betterthantrav?”
  • “Last saw Simon Keenlyside singing Gigi and Stranger in Paradise in Austria, now Rigoletto at @RoyalOperaHouse. Utterly phenomenal, loved it!”
  • “Stunning production of #rigoletto @RoyalOperaHouse. Simon keenlyside was heartwrenchingly amazing.”
  • “Keenlyside’s Rigoletto an astounding feat of mind over matter. He doesn’t spare himself as actor or singer. Gripping from first to last.” (Hugh Canning/The Times)
  • #ROHrigoletto @RoyalOperaHouse was absolutely brilliant tonight! One of the best performances I’ve seen in a long time. 5* cast + production”
  • “wonderful production of Rigoleto, with an amazing cast of Pirgu, kurzak and keenlyside,Thank you ROH”

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Listen now to two short audio samplers of tracks from Simon’s new CD “Something’s Gotta Give”, due for release on 01 November.
Many thanks to Chandos for permission to use these samplers!

Just a few tickets left for Simon’s Winterreise with Emanuel Ax at St James’s, Chipping Campden on 20 October. To book contact: charlie@campdenmusic.co.uk

 

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Tweets and photos of last night’s Rigoletto performance:

  • “Superb #rigoletto at @RoyalOperaHouse last night. Simon Keenlyside vocally mellifluous, dramatically incisive.”
  • “Superb singing and acting from Simon Keenlyside in #ROHrigoletto. And that was a surprisingly, ahem, vigorous orgy scene in the first act…”
  • “Fantastic #ROHRigoletto – barns were most definitely stormed. Loved Kurzak’s Gilda and Keenlyside’s Rigoletto. Great start to season.”
  • “Impressive singing from Keenlyside, Kurzak and Pirgu in another great @RoyalOperaHouse Verdi evening. Bravo.”
  • #Rigoletto – still hate the plot, and not crazy about @TheRoyalOpera staging, but the singing by Keenlyside and Kurzak is out of this world.”
  • “Bravi to all cast  #ROHrigoletto last night @TheRoyalOpera. Pirgu superb, magnificent singing Keenlyside and Kurzak were outstanding.”
  • “Magnificent #ROHrigoletto. Superb singing, great conducting. Keenlyside and Kurzak were outstanding. Not to be missed. Great drama.”
  • #ROHrigoletto last night at @RoyalOperaHouse fantastic – Keenlyside stole the show for me”

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SK-curtain call-on-FlickrPhoto was originally published on Flickr

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First information of Simon’s new CD – expected release date 01 November – click on photo to see more …

chandos-cover-musicalyou may preorder via Presto Classical

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  • “@TheRoyalOpera Motherhood has not diminished Alek Kurzak; she was amazing in #ROHrigoletto. Simon Keenlyside the best I’ve ever seen him.
  • “Curtain call for Rigoletto at Covent Garden #ROHRigoletto Simon Keenlyside as Rigoletto and Aleksandra Kurzak as …”   http://t.co/pqrHXjIujR
  • “Simon Keenlyside’s portrayal of Rigoletto & Aleksandra Kurzak’s as Gilda at Covent Garden good as Sherrill Milnes & Joan Sutherland in 1976″

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22 September 2014: New review of Macbeth CD

by Petra on 22 September 2014

Great new review of Simon’s Macbeth CD.

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More photos, Tweets and curtain call photos of yesterday’s matinee performance

  • “Was really glad to hear Keenlyside in the title role though, specially in this awesome act 2. #ROHRigoletto”
  • “Keenlyside’s #Rigoletto is dark and fascinating as a malevolent spider, yet your heart breaks for the doting, devastated father.”
  • “thoroughly enjoyed Rigoletto. Simon Keenlyside was outstanding as was Aleksandra Kurzak. Great start for my season”
  • “Simon Keenlyside is an extraordinary Rigoletto who expresses his life’s ironies with sublety and grace. Still on a high “
  • “Curtain call pic #ROHrigoletto Thrilling start to the new ROH season for me

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Some Tweets about yesterday’s second Rigoletto at ROH:

  • “Just saw Simon Keenlyside sing Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House! He was AMAZING!!”
  • “Behind the bravado of Rigoletto, Simon Keenlyside showed him to be heartbreakingly vulnerable at ROH tonight.
  • “Lukewarm about #ROHrigoletto this eve. Some soggy entries and unstructured stand-and-deliver singing. Keenlyside, however, is divine.”
  • “Well, Keenlyside is a genius, as usual. Not really the ‘right’ voice, but the intensity and attention to detail make up for it”
  • “”Sometimes one just needs A Night at the Opera, and of course Mr Keenlyside in Rigoletto”
  • “Old-fashioned Verdi baritone” be damned, Keenlyside’s Cortigiani was one of the most thrilling things I’ve seen.”
  • “SK clever and elegant singer well paced & v well negotiated lovely soft lyrical line”

Curtain call -15-9-14-KyokoCurtain call photo published on Twitter by Kyoko

And more curtain call photos of second Rigoletto …. click on photo below to see more …

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Several reviews of Rigoletto are added on the performance page.

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Some photos and a video of the curtain calls of yesterday’s first performance of the Rigoletto series. Click on photo to see more …

video posted on Twitter by Kyoko

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Lots of wonderful Rigoletto photos on Simon’s ROH page – thanks Gudrun

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