sings the title role and Angela Denoke
sings Kundry in Stephen Langridge’s new production of Parsifal
at the Royal Opera House
, which opens on 30 November 2013. In this all-star line-up of Wagner’s final great masterpiece, Covent Garden ends a season of celebration of the composer, who was born 200 years ago.
Simon’s contribution to Wagner’s anniversary has been considerable. This season he has performed his signature role of Siegmund in Die Walküre all over the world, including: at Covent Garden with Pappano; the Bayerische Staatsoper with Nagano; the Metropolitan Opera with Luisi; the Wiener Staatsoper with Welser-Möst; La Scala with Barenboim (release on Blu-Ray DVD); the Deutsche Oper with Rattle; the Japan Philharmonic with Inkinen, and at the BBC Proms with Barenboim.
Simon sang the title role of Parsifal in the celebrated Stefan Herheim production at the Bayreuth Festival in 2011, conducted by Gatti. He has also performed the role at the Wiener Staatsoper conducted by Thielemann; in concert at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Gatti; at Teatro Real Madrid with Hengelbrock, and is due to sing Act 3 in concert with Andris Nelsons and the Bayerischer Rundfunk next season.
Simon can be heard as Parsifal on his CD for EMI Classics, ‘Father and Son, Wagner Scenes and Arias’, which features excerpts from Lohengrin, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung and Parsifal.