All articles relating to Simon prior to 2020 can be found on our Archive Site, under the tab PRESS.

Musikverein Magazine, December 2020

The December issue of the Vienna Musikverein magazine contains an article entitled “The Lied -England’s Liking for Lied Singing”, which contains a paragraph relating to Simon. The original German text and English translation are given below:

The Times, 16 July 2020

The Times published an article by Neil Fisher on 16 July 2020, giving details of the first new opera to be commissioned and performed in a theatre since the lockdown in March. The opera “A Feast in the Time of Plague” has a libretto by Sir David Pountney and music by Alex Woolf. It features a number of British singers including Simon Keenlyside, who will sing the role of Antoine, “a biker playboy”.

The Guardian, 16 November 2021

The Guardian published an article by Simon himself on 16 November 2021 - "Verdi’s opera is not Shakespeare’s play set to music. It’s a different, but equally beautiful, tangle of colour and emotion, and its lead role is one I am still – after many years – getting to grips with."