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18 December 2016: Wozzeck and Macbeth

by Jane on 18 December 2016

The 2013 Royal Opera House production of Wozzeck starring Simon, Karita Mattila and John Tomlinson will be broadcast at 14.00 on BBC Radio 3 on Thursday 5th January 2017 as part of the Afternoon on 3 series.

Two curtain call photos of last night’s Macbeth from the Vienna State Opera have been added to the performance page. Our thanks to the photographer! We have also added a number of ‘screenshot’ photos taken from yesterday’s live stream of the same performance. Click on photo..

A new review of Macbeth from the operinwien.at website has been added to the performance page, together with an English translation. Click on photo above

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The website operawire.com has named Simon in their list of ‘Best of 2016: Singers who defied possibilities and created the best moments of 2016’. They state that “…the beloved baritone Simon Keenlyside made a triumphant return to the stage…..audiences are reveling in his comeback..” Click on photo to read the full article

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And a reminder that Simon’s performance of Macbeth at the Vienna State Opera tonight will be live streamed at 19.00 hrs European time. A fee may be payable.

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There is an exclusive offer via Norman Lebrecht’s ‘Slipped Disc’ website to watch Vienna State Opera online free for up to two months. Simon’s Macbeth will be live streamed online on Saturday 17th December and his Don Giovanni will be streamed on Sunday 29th January 2017. Click on photo to access Slipped Disc and the free offer (NB Terms and Conditions apply –  this offer may not be open to existing customers of the Vienna State Opera.)

Some curtain call photos (8.12.) have been added to the photo gallery, thanks to the photographer!

Details of the programme for Simon’s recital at the Wigmore Hall on 05 July 2017 have now been added to the performance page.

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Jongmin Park has published a great photo of himself and Simon backstage before last night’s performance of Macbeth. Click on photo to access the performance page…

A review of last night’s second performance of Macbeth at the Vienna State Opera has been added to the performance page, together with an English translation of the section relating to Simon. Click on photo above….

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The DVD of Brahms “Ein Deutsches Requiem”, which Simon recorded last August at St Florian, Austria, will be released in the UK on 20 January 2017. The DVD can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK – click on photo for more details…

English translations of the first reviews of Macbeth in Vienna have now been added to the performance page.

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Simon’s thoughts on the role of Macbeth have been published in the December edition of ‘Prolog’, the magazine of the Vienna State Opera. The article can also be found on their blog. Click on photo to read the original German text and an English translation.

The first reviews (in German) of last night’s Macbeth at the Vienna State Opera have been added to the performance page. Translations will follow as soon as possible.

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Exciting news! Simon will open the 2017 Leeds Lieder Festival on Friday 21 April, with a recital accompanied by the Festival Director, Joseph Middleton. The programme will include Schubert’s Schwanengesang, extracts from Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel and songs by Sibelius. Click on photo for more information…

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An English translation of the review in Revista Musical Catalana of Simon’s Barcelona recital has now been added to the performance page. Thanks to Gudrun for translating this for us.

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Simon will give a masterclass at the Royal Academy of Music, London, on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 2.30 pm. Entry to the event is free and no tickets are required. Click on photo…

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A new review (in Catalan)  of Simon’s recent recital in Barcelona has been added to the performance page. We hope to have a translation soon.

And a new review of Le Nozze di Figaro in Milan from Seen and Heard International has been added to the performance page.

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Three members of Team SK Info on a ‘works outing’ to La Scala Milan for the final performance of Le Nozze di Figaro. Our thanks to Simon for joining us for a team photo.

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Some new curtain call photos from the final performance of Le Nozze di Figaro in Milan have now been added to the performance page. Click on photo…..

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Two new curtain call photos from last night’s performance of Le Nozze di Figaro in Milan have been added to the performance page. Our thanks to the photographer. Click on photo….

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