Described as “THE Wagnerian tenor of his generation”, SIMON O’NEILL appears at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper, and the Bayreuth, Ravinia and Salzburg festivals, with Levine, Muti, Rattle, Gergiev, Hengelbrock, Runnicles, Conlon, Pappano, Thielemann and Barenboim. He performed Siegmund, Stolzing, Lohengrin, Florestan, and Parsifal at Covent Garden; Lohengrin at Bayreuth; Parsifal in Vienna, Madrid, Covent Garden; Siegmund at the Metropolitan Opera, in Hamburg, at La Scala, in Berlin, Vienna, and Munich; Cavaradossi in Hamburg, Tokyo, and Berlin; Florestan at Salzburg Festival, the role of Tambourmajor in Wozzeck (Metropolitan Opera), Max in Der Freischutz (LSO), Gurrelieder (BBC Proms), Mao in Nixon in China (San Francisco), Otello (New Zealand Opera, Houston), Erik (Ravinia Festival), and title role in Siegfried with Jaap van Zweden (Hong Kong). His engagements include Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (Harding), Das Lied von der Erde (LSO/Rattle), the role of Boris in Katya Kabanova (Deutsche Staatsoper), Siegmund with Petrenko and Parsifal (Bayerischer Staatsoper), Götterdämmerung in Houston (Summers), and Tambourmajor in Hamburg. He returned to the 2018 BBC Proms for Mahler’s Symphony No.8, and to the Edinburgh Festival in the title role of Siegfried conducted by Sir Mark Elder.
Simon O’Neill’s opera engagements for 2018/19 include the role of the Emperor in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper, Parsifal at the Bayerische Staatsoper and Wiener Staatsoper, and Tannhäuser and Calaf in Turandot for the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he is also delighted to be making his stage debut in the title role of Siegfried in the new Stefan Herheim/Donald Runnicles production for 2021.