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30 September 2016: Tweet from Askonas Holt

by Gwyn on 30 September 2016

Tweet from Askonas Holt, with lovely photo of Matthew Rose, Simon, Joel Thomas of AH and Adam Plachetka, taken after the first night of Don Giovanni.

“#selfietime! @roseandfriends @skbaritoneinfo, our very own Joel Thomas & @adamplachetka after opening night of #DonGiovanni @MetOpera”

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The first reviews of Simon’s Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera have been added to the performance page. Click on photo to read

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Photo copyright Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

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28 September 2016: Interview with Simon in NY

by Gwyn on 28 September 2016

Simon will be interviewed by Fred Plotkin at the University of New York Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò on Thursday October 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM EDT. Non members of the Casa Italiana can apply for tickets – see their website for details.

The event will also be live streamed.

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An interesting interview with Simon has been published in the New York Times. Click on photo to read.

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Photo: Emon Hassan for The New York Times

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The Metropolitan Opera has posted two videos of Simon singing Don Giovanni on their webpage. To watch, click on link below:

https://www.metopera.org/Season/2016-17-Season/giovanni-mozart-tickets/

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Another tweet and great photo from Matthew Rose (@roseandfriends), who is currently rehearsing Don Giovanni in New York with Simon.

“Seriously great evening with seriously great guys! @GeraldFinley A Plachetka, S Keenlyside. @MetOpera”

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A 4.5 star review of Simon’s recent Edinburgh concert, from the Catalan blog “In Fernem Land”, has been added to the performance page. Click on photo to access

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Simon’s performances in Vienna of Macbeth on Saturday 17 December 2016, Don Giovanni on Sunday 29 January 2017 and Pelléas et Mélisande on Friday 30 June 2017 will be streamed live online via the Vienna State Opera website.

The cost of viewing these operas live online will be Euros 14 per performance.

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Simon has contributed to an article on Kyle Ketelsen in the October issue of Opera magazine (www.opera.co.uk – fee payable). Under the heading “Three Don Giovannis share their impressions of singing alongside Kyle Ketelsen’s Leporello”, Simon has written a short article about his colleague:

“…….On stage he is everything a colleague could want………When I know I have Kyle alongside me as Leporello, I know I will be in safe hands……..”

 

 

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15.09.16 Tweet from Matthew Rose

by Gwyn on 15 September 2016

Tweet from Matthew Rose (@roseandfriends)  from Don Giovanni rehearsals at the Met:

“Two Leporelli and GREAT Don G @MetOpera Plachetka, Keenlyside, Rose.”

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