Described as “THE Wagnerian tenor of his generation”, Simon O’Neill appears at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper, and the Bayreuth, Ravinia and Salzburg festivals, with Levine, Muti, Rattle, Gergiev, Hengelbrock, Runnicles, Conlon, Pappano, Thielemann and Barenboim. He performed Siegmund, Stolzing, Lohengrin, Florestan and Parsifal (Covent Garden), Lohengrin (Bayreuth), Parsifal (Vienna, Madrid, Covent Garden), Siegmund, (Metropolitan Opera, Hamburg, La Scala, Berlin, Vienna, Munich), Cavaradossi (Hamburg, Tokyo, Berlin), Florestan (Salzburg Festival), Tambourmajor Wozzeck (Metropolitan Opera), Max Der Freischutz (LSO), Gurrelieder (BBC Proms), Mao Nixon in China (San Francisco), Otello (New Zealand Opera, Houston), Erik (Ravinia Festival) and title role Siegfried with van Zweden (Hong Kong). His engagements include Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (Harding), Das Lied von der Erde (LSO/Rattle), Boris Katya Kabanova (Deutsche Staatsoper), Siegmund with Petrenko and Parsifal (Bayerischer Staatsoper), Götterdämmerung in Houston (Summers) and Tambourmajor in Hamburg. He returned to the 2018 BBC Proms for Mahler’s Symphony No.8, and to the Edinburgh Festival in the title role of Siegfried conducted by Sir Mark Elder.
Simon returns to the Berlin Staatsoper as Florestan in Fidelio, Boris in Katya Kabanova, Froh in Das Rheingold and Siegmund in Die Walküre. He makes his return to San Francisco Opera, Hallé Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic as Florestan, and performs Siegmund in Los Angeles with Esa Pekka Salonen. He is delighted to be making his debut as the title role in Tristan und Isolde for Santa Fe Opera with Gaffigan and in concert with the Atlanta Symphony conducted by Spano; he will sing the same role with Opera Queensland under Inkinen. Simon makes his stage debut as Siegfried in the 2021 new Stefan Herheim/Donald Runnicles production for Deutsche Oper Berlin.
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New Zealand tenor joins the NZTrio featuring new commissions and exciting arrangements for voice and […]