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Barry Banks (Tamino), Rebecca Evans (Pamina), Elizabeth Vidal (Queen of the Night), Simon Keenlyside (Papageno), John Tomlinson (Sarastro), Lesley Garrett (Papagena), John Graham-Hall (Monostatos)
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras
Of all repertoire operas, none gains more than The Magic Flute from performance in the language of the audience. Musically, the performance is hard to fault. Articulation is light and buoyant,... — More…
Philip Langridge (Vere), Simon Keenlyside (Billy), John Tomlinson (Claggart), Alan Opie (Mr Redburn), Matthew Best (Mr Flint), Alan Ewing (Mr Ratcliffe), Francis Egerton (Red Whiskers), Clive Bayley (Dansker); London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Tiffin Boys' Choir, Richard Hickox
Britten's score is so often praised that we tend to neglect the distinction of Forster and Crozier's libretto, sung in this set with unerring conviction by its three principals. Keenlyside and... — More…
Five-act version, sung in Italian
Rolando Villazon (Don Carlo), Marina Poplavskaya (Elisabetta di Valois), Simon Keenlyside (Rodrigo), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Philip II), Sonia Ganassi (Eboli), Eric Halfvarson (Grand Inquisitor)
Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano, Nicholas Hytner
the love-torn relationship of the titular prince and the fiancée stolen from him by his father the king is sensitively staged and played: Rolando Villazon (in less uncertain voice than reportedly... — More…
Mireille Delunsch, Simon Keenlyside, Yann Beuron, Laurent Naouri, Alexia Cousin
Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski
Simon Keenlyside (Orestes) has a wonderful command of this high-octane recitative style… The French soprano Mireille Delunsch is an insightful Iphigenia… Marc Minkowski's performance proves... — More…
Angela Gheorghiu (Marguerite), Roberto Alagna (Faust), Bryn Terfel (Méphistophélès), Simon Keenlyside (Valentin) & Sophie Koch (Siébel)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & David McVicar (director)
Alagna depicts Faust's transition from Gounod-like ancient to cartwheeling young boulevardier and drug-addled Baudelairean decadent with energy and elegant phrasing...[Terfel] suggests the constant... — More…
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Grimes), Felicity Lott (Ellen Orford), Thomas Allen (Balstrode), Patricia Payne (Auntie), Sarah Walker (Mrs Sedley), Simon Keenlyside (Ned Keene), Stafford Dean (Swallow), David Wilson-Johnson (Hobson), Maria Bovino (First Niece), Gillian Webster (Second Niece)
A wonderfully sung Peter Grimes, with superb orchestral support — More…
Renee Fleming (soprano), Joseph Calleja (tenor), Miah Persson (soprano), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Erwin Schrott (bass-baritone), Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Teodor Illincai (Rodolfo), Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Jose Cura (tenor), Diana Damrau (soprano), Angelika Kirschlager...
all musically exceptional — More…
Simon Keenlyside (Orfeo), Juanita Lascarro (Euridice, la Musica, Eco), Graciela Oddone (la Messaggiera), Martina Dike (Proserpina), Stephen Wallace (la Speranza, Pastore), Tomas Tòmasson (Plutone), Paul Gérimon, Caronte (Pastore), Mauro Utzeri (Apollo), Anne Cambier (Ninfa), Yann Beuron, John Bowen,...
Monteverdi's Orfeo has many rivals and needs special reasons for us to see it again. One is the tremendous vocal cast - especially the lithe and mercurial Orfeo (Simon Keenlyside), the searingly... — More…
Rebecca Evans (Leïla), Barry Banks (Nadir), Simon Keenlyside (Zurga), Alastair Miles (Nourabad)
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Brad Cohen
Au fond du temple saint' has long been a favourite in the recording studio. Barry Banks and Simon Keenlyside, singing the aria in English… do Bizet proud. Banks and Rebecca Evans as the priestess... — More…
Roberto Alagna (Rodolfo), Angela Gheorghiu (Mimi), Elisabetta Scano (Musetta), Simon Keenlyside (Marcello), Ildebrando d' Arcangelo (Colline), Roberto de Candia (Schaunard), Alfredo Mariotti (Benoit/Alcindoro)
Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Chailly
Puccini's romance shines brightly, with plenty of detail and lively conducting from Riccardo Chailly, Gheorghiu, Alagna, Keenlyside and D'Arcangelo provide highlights. — More…