Entries by Gwyn

Falstaff at the Royal Opera House

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…

Simon has withdrawn from Werther

Simon will no longer sing Werther in Lyon in November – he will be replaced by Piero Pretti. We assume this new casting will also apply to the Paris concert. (Photo: Uwe Arens)

MOMENTUM: Our Future, Now

Simon is one of the many leading artists supporting this new initiative, created by the soprano Barbara Hannigan, to help their younger colleagues in this difficult time. Click on screenshot for more info… 

Metropolitan Opera Season Cancelled

It has been announced that the Metropolitan Opera’s 2020-21 season has been cancelled. Simon’s performances of La Traviata in January and February 2021 will therefore not now take place.

Marriage in the Time of Plague

During recent filming at Grange Park Opera, Simon also recorded Count Almaviva in the Act III sextet from Le Nozze di Figaro, to be shown online – date to be confirmed. Click on screenshot for info…

An Autumn Walk in Wales

Following the summer tour of his Welsh farm, Simon will now take us for ‘An Autumn Walk in Wales’ online via Grange Park Opera’s website on a date to be confirmed. Click on screenshot for info…

A Feast in the Time of Plague Reviews

The first reviews – two 3 star and one 4 star – of ‘A Feast in the Time of Plague’ have now been added to the performance page. Click on picture above to read… (Photo @grangeparkopera on Twitter)

Faust ROH BBC Radio 3 broadcast

Faust from the ROH, recorded in 2014 with Simon as Valentin, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 24 September at 2pm and then available for 30 days on BBC Sounds. Click on screenshot for link…

Another Chance to Watch The Tempest

The Tempest, from 2012, with Simon as Prospero, will be the Met nightly opera stream available for 23 hours from 06 September at 7.30pm  US ET time. Click on screenshot for details and link…..