Baritone

Sir Simon Keenlyside

Sir Simon Keenlyside is one of the world’s most sought after and charismatic singers, noted for his versatility and highly charged performances on stage.

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Introduction

Simon Keenlyside received a knighthood in the 2018 Birthday Honours and, in 2017, was awarded the title of Austrian Kammersänger by the Wiener Staatsoper. In 2011 he was named Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year, in 2007 he won the ECHO Klassik Male Singer of the Year Award and, in 2006, he was recipient of the Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in Opera.

Sir Simon’s 2018/19 season includes the title roles in Don Giovanni and Rigoletto at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; Germont Père La traviata and Ford Falstaff at the Wiener Staatsoper; Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro for the Royal Opera and Wolfram Tannhäuser at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin. On the concert platform, Sir Simon will perform with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst; the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Jérémie Rhorer and with the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Vienna Konzerthaus under Ryan Wigglesworth.

A renowned recitalist, Sir Simon appears regularly in the world’s major recital venues, this season, giving recitals in Vancouver, Quebec, Washington DC, Atlanta, Schenectady, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Vienna and London in partnership with Malcolm Martineau, Emanuel Ax, Natalia Katyukova and Julius Drake.


Performance Schedule

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    19:00 19 Jul 2019 Royal Opera House, LONDON

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

    Figaro: Christian Gerhaher
    Susanna: Joelle Harvey
    Count Almaviva: Sir Simon Keenlyside
    Countess Almaviva: Julia Kleiter
    Cherubino: Kangmin Justin Kim
    Bartolo: Maurizio Muraro
    Marcellina: Diana Montague
    Basilio: Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

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    18:00 21 Jul 2019 Royal Opera House, LONDON

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

    Figaro: Christian Gerhaher
    Susanna: Joelle Harvey
    Count Almaviva: Sir Simon Keenlyside
    Countess Almaviva: Julia Kleiter
    Cherubino: Kangmin Justin Kim
    Bartolo: Maurizio Muraro
    Marcellina: Diana Montague
    Basilio: Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

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    19:30 26 Jul 2019 Wigmore Hall, LONDON

    Baritone: Sir Simon Keenlyside
    Piano: Matthew Regan
    Woodwind: Howard McGill
    Trombone: Gordon Campbell
    Double bass: Richard Pryce
    Drums: Mike Smith

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    18:00 06 Sep 2019 Wiener Staatsoper, VIENNA

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Don Carlo

    Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
    Philipp II: René Pape
    Don Carlo: Fabio Sartori
    Posa: Sir Simon Keenlyside
    Grand Inquisitor: Dmitry Ulyanov
    Elisabeth: Anja Harteros
    Eboli: Elena Zhidkova

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    18:30 09 Sep 2019 Wiener Staatsoper, VIENNA

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Don Carlo

    Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
    Philipp II: René Pape
    Don Carlo: Fabio Sartori
    Posa: Sir Simon Keenlyside
    Grand Inquisitor: Dmitry Ulyanov
    Elisabeth: Anja Harteros
    Eboli: Elena Zhidkova

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    18:30 12 Sep 2019 Wiener Staatsoper, VIENNA

    GIUSEPPE VERDI Don Carlo

    Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
    Philipp II: René Pape
    Don Carlo: Fabio Sartori
    Posa: Sir Simon Keenlyside
    Grand Inquisitor: Dmitry Ulyanov
    Elisabeth: Anja Harteros
    Eboli: Elena Zhidkova

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    19:00 22 Sep 2019 Bayerische Staatsoper, MUNICH

    GIUSEPPE VERDI La traviata

    Conductor: Jader Bignamini
    Violetta: Venera Gimadieva
    Flora Bervoix: Niamh O’sullivan
    Annina: Corinna Scheurle
    Alfredo Germont: Charles Castronovo
    Giorgio Germont: Sir Simon Keenlyside
    Gaston: Manuel Günther
    Baron Douphol: Christian Rieger
    Marquis d’Obigny: Boris Prygl
    Doktor Grenvil: Martin Snell

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    19:00 25 Sep 2019 Bayerische Staatsoper, MUNICH

    GIUSEPPE VERDI La traviata

    Conductor: Jader Bignamini
    Violetta: Venera Gimadieva
    Flora Bervoix: Niamh O’sullivan
    Annina: Corinna Scheurle
    Alfredo Germont: Charles Castronovo
    Giorgio Germont: Sir Simon Keenlyside
    Gaston: Manuel Günther
    Baron Douphol: Christian Rieger
    Marquis d’Obigny: Boris Prygl
    Doktor Grenvil: Martin Snell

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    18:00 29 Sep 2019 Bayerische Staatsoper, MUNICH

    GIUSEPPE VERDI La traviata

    Conductor: Jader Bignamini
    Violetta: Venera Gimadieva
    Flora Bervoix: Niamh O’sullivan
    Annina: Corinna Scheurle
    Alfredo Germont: Charles Castronovo
    Giorgio Germont: Sir Simon Keenlyside
    Gaston: Manuel Günther
    Baron Douphol: Christian Rieger
    Marquis d’Obigny: Boris Prygl
    Doktor Grenvil: Martin Snell

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    19:00 02 Oct 2019 Bayerische Staatsoper, MUNICH

    GIUSEPPE VERDI La traviata

    Conductor: Jader Bignamini
    Violetta: Venera Gimadieva
    Flora Bervoix: Niamh O’sullivan
    Annina: Corinna Scheurle
    Alfredo Germont: Charles Castronovo
    Giorgio Germont: Sir Simon Keenlyside
    Gaston: Manuel Günther
    Baron Douphol: Christian Rieger
    Marquis d’Obigny: Boris Prygl
    Doktor Grenvil: Martin Snell

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    19:00 18 Oct 2019 Berwaldhallen, STOCKHOLM

    EDWARD ELGAR Dream of Gerontius Op. 38

    Alto: Ann Hallenberg
    Tenor: Andrew Staples
    Bass: Sir Simon Keenlyside