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20 August 2019: RNCM Video Interview

by Gwyn on 20 August 2019

In this short interview, published by the Royal Northern College of Music, Simon talks about his studies at the College in Manchester, his career at the world’s top opera houses and his farm in Wales. Click on screenshot above to watch the whole video..

Reminder! The recording of Simon’s concert of Sibelius Songs with the Cleveland Orchestra on 25 May 2019, will be broadcast again on Sunday 01 September at 4pm US EDT. Click here for link to the broadcast…

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03 August 2019: Happy Birthday, Simon

by Gwyn on 3 August 2019

Happy Birthday, Simon!

Many happy returns of the day – from all of us at Team SK.Info

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What a great way to end the 2018-19 season – with Simon and his jazz musician colleagues and their wonderful “Blue Skies: Songlines to American Music” concert at the Wigmore Hall yesterday! Click on photo above to see the gallery of curtain call photos…

The day before the concert Simon and Matthew Regan appeared on the BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ programme and performed three of the songs featured in the show – Lush Life, Song of the Bigshot and Stardust. You can listen again to their performance on BBC Sounds for a further 28 days. Click here for link…

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The final performance of the Royal Opera’s wonderful production of Le Nozze di Figaro took place yesterday, Sunday 21 July, and received a standing ovation. Curtain call photos from last night have now been added to the performance page. Click on picture above to see the whole photo gallery…

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Simon and Matthew Regan will appear on the BBC Radio 3 In Tune programme on Thursday 25 July to preview their “Simon Keenlyside and Band” concert at the Wigmore Hall the following day. The programme will be broadcast between 17.00 and 19.00 hours and will be available to listen to on the BBC iPlayer shortly after the live show goes out. Click on photo above for a link to the broadcast…

A four star review of Simon’s jazz concert at Grange Park Opera last Saturday, 13 July, has been added to the performance page. Click here to read…

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Curtain call photos from yesterday’s ‘Final Fling’ end of season concert at Grange Park Opera have now been added to the performance page. Click on picture above to see the photo gallery…..

The 12 July performance of Le Nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera House was recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 28 September. Further details will be added nearer to the time. Click here to see the performance page…

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Simon gave a wonderful impromptu speech offering words of encouragement to the young singers after the Final of the Hurn Court Opera Singing Competition in Bournemouth yesterday, 07 July. The winner of the first prize was soprano Milly Forrest. Click on photo above to see a full list of the prize-winners and photos from the event…

Not to be missed!! The Royal Opera’s wonderful production of Le Nozze di Figaro, with Simon singing Count Almaviva, will be broadcast live tomorrow, 09 July, to BP Big Screens across the UK. The show will also be live-streamed on Facebook, You Tube and Opera Vision – starting at 19.00 hrs UK time. Click on photo above for further details and links….

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First curtain call photos of Simon’s performance as the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera House have been added to the performance page, together with a number of excellent reviews. Click on photo for more details….

Simon will be one of the judges at the Hurn Court Opera Singing Competition to be held at the University of Bournemouth on Sunday 07 July, when the Semi-Finals and Final are open to the public. Click here for more information…

And finally, a wonderful review from Bachtrack of Simon’s Dichterliebe at the Wigmore Hall on 25 June has been added to the performance page. Click here to read….

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Simon gave a stunning performance of Dichterliebe with Emanuel Ax at the Wigmore Hall last night. Click on photo above to see the full gallery of curtain call pictures and read the first reviews..

And we have learned that Simon sang at the Thanksgiving Service for the life of Lord Heywood, held at Westminster Abbey on 20 June 2019. Click here for more information….

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New video! Simon appears alongside many of his distinguished colleagues in this video offering 150th anniversary congratulations to the Vienna State Opera. Click on screenshot above for a link to the video. Simon appears at approximately 6 minutes and 49 seconds into the video, straight after Bryn Terfel.

A full list of the entrants for The Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Strauss has now been added to the event page, together with details of the joint winners. Click here to read…

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