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Simon Keenlyside STAGE CREDITS

World Premiere, 2005

Simon Keenlyside Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Simon KeenlysideRoyal Opera’s 1984

Olivier Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Simon KeenlysideHamlet and Die Zauberflote

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Oliver Mears' RIGOLETTO Returns To The Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House welcomes Oliver Mears' captivating production of Rigoletto back to the Main Stage for its first revival this autumn.  Learn more about the opera and find out how to get tickets here!

Daniel Harding to Conduct The Cleveland Orchestra in Israel in October

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that Daniel Harding has agreed to step in for Music Director Franz Welser-Möst to lead the ensemble in its three-concert Israel debut next month. Learn more about the upcoming concerts here!

Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen Leads SF Symphony In Three Programs At Davies Symphony Hall

Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the San Francisco Symphony in the first three Orchestral Series programs of the 2023–24 season, September 29–October 1, October 6 & 7, and October 12–14, at Davies Symphony Hall.

Tickets For The Cleveland Orchestra's 2023�"24 Season Go On Sale Monday

It's time for another exciting season of Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Music Center! The 2023–24 schedule features performances from classical music's biggest stars and includes 14 guest artists debuting with the Orchestra.

Single Tickets For All San Francisco Symphony 2023�"24 Season Concerts Go On Sale Saturday, July 15

Single tickets for the San Francisco Symphony’s 2023–24 season go on sale Saturday, July 15 starting 10am via the Davies Symphony Hall box office and will be available online and via phone beginning 12pm the same day.

The Cleveland Orchestra Reveals Detail Of 54th International Tour To Austria and Israel

In October 2023, The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst embark on their 21st international tour together, with five performances in Austria and Israel: Vienna, Linz, Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem, visiting Israel for the first time. In addition to this being The Cleveland Orchestra's Israel debut, The Cleveland Orchestra will be the first American orchestra to visit Israel since 2018.

Royal Opera House Appoints Speranza Scappucci as Principal Guest Conductor

The Royal Opera House has appoints Speranza Scappucci as Principal Guest Conductor of The Royal Opera. Scappucci will take up the position in September 2025, at the start of the 2025/26 Season, becoming the first Principal Guest Conductor since 1997. 

Guildhall School Announces Summer Events Season 2023

This summer, Guildhall School of Music & Drama presents a varied programme of events for the public to enjoy, including concerts, drama productions, opera and jazz.

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2023-24 Severance Season

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its 106th season of concerts at Severance Music Center from September 2023 to May 2024. Marking the 22nd year of the ensemble's acclaimed partnership with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, the new season showcases extraordinary artistry and sharing music-making across multiple platforms.

ROH Announces Upcoming Cast Changes

Joseph Calleja has withdrawn from all Attila concert performances due to illness. The role of Foresto will be sung by Stefan Pop.  Romanian tenor Stefan Pop made his ROH debut in 2012, singing the role of Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore).

The Hungarian State Opera Announces 2022/2023 Season at the Refurbished Opera House

The Hungarian State Opera has announced its 2022/2023 thematic season titled Myth & History. The OPERA awaits the public in the renovated Ybl Palace on Andrássy Avenue with numerous new functions and services.

BWW Interview: Baritone Etienne Dupuis Brings His 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' to DON CARLOS at the Met

Can you imagine the Met--or any other major opera house--cutting the length of a new opera so commuters could make the last train? That’s what baritone Etienne Dupuis told me about the world premiere in Paris of Verdi’s DON CARLOS (1867). Dupuis is starring as Don Rodrigue, Marquis de Posa, at the Met these days, in the new David McVicar production of the Verdi opera.

VIDEO: Watch the Act Four Finale in the Royal Opera's Production of MACBETH

For Verdi, Shakespeare was a long-standing passion and Macbeth (the first of his three Shakespearean masterpieces) is widely seen as a major step forward in his artistic development. First seen in 2002, Phyllida Lloyd’s production encapsulates the sinister quality of the piece, with striking designs by Anthony Ward.

VIDEO: The Royal Opera Chorus Performs the 'Witches Chorus' From MACBETH

Watch the Royal Opera Chorus perform the Witches Chorus from Phyllida Lloyd's production of The Royal Opera's Macbeth.

Royal Opera House Announces Black History Month Programming

Throughout the month of October The Royal Opera House will present live-streamed performances featuring artists from both The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, alongside a range of archival content and dedicated social media takeovers from our global community of Black creatives and performers. 

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 14-20, 2021- with Rita Moreno, Kerry Butler, and More!

This week (June 14-20) in live streaming: Rita Moreno visits Backstage Live, Show of Titles on demand, a Kerry Butler master class, a Guys and Dolls reunion, and so much more!

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens

Los Angeles Opera’s presentation of Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky is available online from June 17 to July 18, 2021. The libretto is by Jean Cocteau. The cast includes: Oedipus, Russell Thomas; Jocasta, J’nai Bridges; Creon, John Relyea; Tiresias, Morris Robinson; Narrator, Stephen Fry; Conductor, James Conlon.

Met Announces Three-Week Schedule For Nightly Met Opera Streams

The Met has announced themed lineups for three weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, the company's ongoing series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on its website during the Covid-19 closure. The schedule begins with a week, leading up to Father's Day on June 20, comprising a selection of operas featuring themes of fatherhood.

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 7-13, 2021- with Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara, Aaron Tveit and More!

This week (June 7-13) in live streaming: Matthew Morrison visits Backstage Live, the Next on Stage Season 3 finale, Show of Titles premieres, and so much more!

The Met Announces TURANDOT, SAMSON ET DALILA & More for Nightly Met Opera Streams

The Met has announced themed lineups for two weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, the company’s ongoing series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on its website during the Covid-19 closure.


Simon Keenlyside has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Achievement in Opera (Olivier Awards) for Royal Opera's 1984, and Outstanding Achievement in Opera (Olivier Awards) for Hamlet and Die Zauberflote.

Simon Keenlyside has won the Outstanding Achievement in Opera award at the Olivier Awards for his performance in the Royal Opera's production of "1984".

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