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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Simon Keenlyside

Sir Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) and Rupert © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Sir John in Love: the fat knight returns to Covent Garden

By , 10 July 2018
****1
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Simon Keenlyside (Tonio), Bryan Hymel (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag at Covent Garden

By , 02 December 2017
*****
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Davis Afkham conducts the BSO © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Akfham brings out the best from the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood

By , 18 August 2017
****1
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Fabio Luisi © Barbara Luisi | Balu Photography
London

Disappointing Schubert and Brahms from the LSO and Fabio Luisi

By , 19 March 2017
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Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A winning cast sparks joy in Don Giovanni revival at the Met

By , 27 September 2016
***11
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Allison Bell © Felipe Pagani
London

Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala to celebrate The Bard

By , 23 April 2016
***11
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James Morris (The Grand Inquisitor) and Ferruccio Furlanetto (Philip II) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Verdi's Don Carlo at the Met

By , 30 March 2015
****1
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Simon Keenlyside (Rigoletto) © Catherine Ashmore
London

A Royal Opera Rigoletto desperately in need of a shot of espresso

By , 12 September 2014
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Simon Keenlyside (Germont) and Diana Damrau (Violetta) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Damrau’s superb Violetta marred by static Traviata production

By , 04 July 2014
****1
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Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Triumphant role debut for Netrebko in a volcanic Munich Macbeth

By , 27 June 2014
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Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens
Vienna

Making it look easy: Simon Keenlyside and Graham Johnson’s Liederabend in Vienna

By , 07 December 2013
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Berlin

Deutsche Oper's sophisticated La Traviata in Berlin

By , 30 November 2013
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Simon Keenlyside and Karita Mattila  ©  ROH / Catherine Ashmore
London

Keith Warner and Stefanos Lazaridis' grimly compelling Wozzeck at Covent Garden

By , 31 October 2013
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Thomas Adès conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 8: Britten, Lutosławski, and Adès' Dance of Death

By , 17 July 2013
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Simon Keenlyside  ©  Uwe Arens
London

Simon Keenlyside and Malcolm Martineau at the Wigmore Hall

By , 09 March 2013
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Simon Keenlyside as Onegin  ©  ROH / Bill Cooper
London

When Pushkin comes to shove: Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House

By , 11 February 2013
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Simon Keenlyside as Prospero and Audrey Luna as Ariel in Thomas Adès' The Tempest  ©  Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Thomas Adès' The Tempest live in HD from the Met

By , 10 November 2012
*****
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Cristina Gallardo-Domás in La traviata, directed by Günter Krämer. Premiere: 25 July 1993 in the  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

La Traviata at the Munich OpernFestspiele

By , 27 July 2012
***11
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The Marriage of Figaro; staging by Dieter Dorn; photo  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

An effervescent Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper

By , 13 May 2012
****1
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©  Christoph von Dohnányi
London

A matter of Life and Death: Beethoven’s Fourth and Brahms’ Requiem

By , 16 February 2012
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Party time in Act I: Ailyn Pérez as Violetta, Ji Hyun Kim as Gastone © Royal Opera House 2011 / Catherine Ashmore
London

Something for everyone in La Traviata at the Royal Opera

By , 28 November 2011
****1
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London

War and Peace

By , 09 October 2011
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©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Elijah triumphs in the Royal Albert Hall

By , 28 August 2011
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Simon Keenlyside as Macbeth and Liudmyla Monastyrska as Lady Macbeth get down to some plotting  ©  2011 The Royal Opera / Clive Barda
London

Macbeth at the Royal Opera

By , 24 May 2011
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Pavol Breslik (Alfredo Germont) und Albina Shagimuratova (Violetta Valéry) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Wenn Wiener Repertoireabende zur Sensation werden: La traviata mit Albina Shagimuratova

By , 20 September 2018
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© GTG / Carole Parodi
Geneva

Don Giovanni high on coke à Genève

By , 01 June 2018
****1
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Olga Bezsmertna (Mélisande) and Adrian Eröd (Pelléas) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen prallen auf Beton: Pelléas et Mélisande an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 18 June 2017
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Pavol Breslik (Alfredo) und Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Musik im Fokus: La traviata bei den Opernfestspielen

By , 18 July 2016
***11
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Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens
Geneva

A Genève, un anglais et un écossais ont servi Schubert avec Maestria !

By , 03 May 2016
****1
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