Simon Keenlyside BARITONE
Simon Keenlyside was born in London. He made his operatic debut at the Hamburg State Opera as Count Almaviva ('Le Nozze di Figaro'). He has since sung in Geneva (Hamlet, Pelleas and Oreste), Zurich (Don Giovanni and Szenen aus Goethes Faust), Barcelona (Don Giovanni and Hamlet), Madrid (Posa), San Francisco (Pelleas and Olivier), Brussels (Don Giovanni and Orfeo), Paris (Papageno, Pelleas, Dandini, Guglielmo, Yeletsky and Wozzeck), Vienna (Macbeth, Eugene Onegin, Marcello, Figaro, Count Almaviva, Billy Budd, Don Giovanni, Papageno and Posa), Munich (Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni, Marcello, Count Almaviva and Wolfram), Tokyo (Don Giovanni with La Monnaie, Wolfram with the Bayerische Staatsoper, Count Almaviva with the Vienna State Opera and Germont Pere with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), at the Metropolitan Opera, New York (Hamlet, Posa, Belcore, Marcello, Papageno and Count Almvaviva), the Salzburg Festival (Count Almaviva, Guglielmo and Papageno) and Salzburg Easter Festival (Pelleas), La Scala, Milan (Papageno, Count Almaviva, Belcore and Ubalde), in Ferrara (Don Giovanni), and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Billy Budd, Valentin, Pelleas, Posa, Belcore, Marcello, Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Guglielmo, Papageno, Hamlet and Prospero). For Billy Budd at ENO and Winston (‘1984’) at the Royal Opera House, he won the 2006 Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in Opera. In 2007 he was given the ECHO Klassik award for male Singer of the Year, and in 2011, he was honoured with Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year Award.
We currently have no forthcoming concerts with Simon Keenlyside