Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Simon Keenlyside was the winner of the 2006 Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in Opera, the ECHO Klassik Male Singer of the Year Award in 2007, and was honoured as Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year Award in 2011.

Recent performance highlights include his first Tonio Pagliacci and Ford Falstaff at the Royal Opera House; Golaud and Count Almaviva at the Vienna State Opera; as well as the title roles of Macbeth in Munich, Rigoletto at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Don Giovanni in Geneva. On the concert platform, he will perform Adès’ Totentanz with the Czech Philharmonic and the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin under the composer’s baton. In recital, he will appear in London, Paris, Vienna, Graz, Brussels and New York with Malcolm Martineau. He will be joined by a small piece jazz band for his programme Blue skies – Songlines to American Music at the Vienna Konzerthaus.