Simon will sing Ford in two performances of Falstaff at the Royal Opera House in London on 27 and 29 November, with Bryn Terfel in the title role. Click on photo above for more information…

It has now been confirmed that Simon has withdrawn from Werther with the Opéra National de Lyon in November. He will be replaced by the tenor Piero Pretti. (Photo: Uwe Arens)