Best news: Baritone announces comeback after 8 months silence

Best news: Baritone announces comeback after 8 months silence


norman lebrecht

August 04, 2015

Best news of the day: Simon Keenlyside has confirmed that he will sing Macbeth with the Royal Opera on tour in Japan in September.

Simon has been resting his voice on doctors’ orders since December.

He recently cancelled an October run at the Met, but this appears to be related to personal issues, unconnected to his vocal health. The entire profession will rise to welcome him back.

In other news, Simon will sing Fagin in Oliver! at Grange Park in summer 2016.



  • pianoronald says:

    Wonderful news – and yesterday was Simon’s birthday!

  • Rose says:

    Really the very best news of the day. We missed his performances very much – whether in opera or lieder. All the best to you Mr. Keenlyside. A music lover from Vienna

  • Curlew Song says:

    Yes, brilliant news, and yesterday was my birthday too!

  • Marg says:

    Wonderful news. Now we await good news about Dmitry H.

  • Thomas Wolf says:

    This is wonderful news. The music world can rejoice. Looking forward to hearing it.

  • Hello Mr Keenlyside says:

    So glad you are now back on stage, I bought
    Your performance of T chain of sky’s
    Eugene One in on blue ray disc from our
    Wonderful Royal Opera House. Superb
    I wish you all the very best in the future.