Simon Keenlyside is one of the world's most sought after and charismatic singers, noted for his versatility and highly charged performances on stage.
Highlights of his 2014/15 season include the title roles in Rigoletto at Covent Garden and Macbeth with the Royal Opera House on tour to Japan, as well as performances of Winterreise with Emanuel Ax in London, Graz, Vienna and Salzburg and recitals with Malcolm Martineau in Madrid. His 2015/16 season sees his first Count Anckarström in Un Ballo in maschera at the Vienna State Opera and the Bayerische Staastoper, Munich. On the concert platform he will perform the Netherlands premiere of Thomas Adès’ Totentanz with Christianne Stotijn and the Concertgebouworkest under Adès’ baton. In recital he will appear in London, Vienna, Brussels, Strasbourg, Graz, Essen and Geneva with Malcolm Martineau.
His extensive discography includes Des Knaben Wunderhorn under Rattle, the title role in Don Giovanni under Abbado, Carmina Burana under Thielemann, Marcello under Chailly, the title role in Billy Budd under Hickox, Il Conte Almaviva under Jacobs and Papageno under Mackerras. He has recorded a disc of operetta arias and duets with Angelika Kirchschlager, a disc of Brahms Lieder and Schumann's Dichterliebe with Malcolm Martineau, a disc of solo arias for Sony BMG (Gramophone Award for Best Recital), a Songs of War disc, also with Malcolm Martineau, (2012 Solo Vocal Gramophone Award), and a disc of classic Broadway and Hollywood musical numbers – Something’s Gotta Give – with David Charles Abell and the BBC Concert Orchestra for Chandos Records.
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