Simon’s Honours, Awards & Accolades
2013 Eighth Annual OperaNews Awards – presented 21.4.2013 The PlazaNew York City
2011 Winner of the Vocalist of the Year in the Musical America Awards 2011 (announced November 2010)
2008 Elected as an Honorary Fellow at St John’s College, Cambridge
2007 Friends of Liceu Opera Award for Best Recital Artist
2005 He recorded Le Nozze di Figaro with Rene Jacobs which won the Grammy award for best opera recording 2005 An honorary degree from RNCM (December 2005)
2004 Played Prospero in the Tempest which won the the Laurence Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in Opera
2004 Opera Award for the category Best Baritone (Don Giovanni, Théâtre de la Monnaie) from the Italian magazine L’Opera. (Source: L’Opera, December 2004)
2004 The XII Premios de la Crítica (Barcelona) awarded to Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay in Hamlet for the best male and female singers in a staged opera. (Source: Ópera Actual, October 19, 2004)
2003 Made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list “for services to Music”.
1994-5 Singer of the Year Award from the Critics Circle and the Royal Philharmonic Society
1990 Winner of the Elly Ameling competition
1987 Winner of the Walter Gruner International Lieder competition
1986 Winner of the Richard Tauber prize for singers
1986 Frederic Cox Award for Singing. This was the first year that the competition was held.
Toby Spence (on behalf of SK) collects the 2006 Lawrence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera