Lynn Wyatt Great Artist 2014-15
Tenor (New Zealand)
HGO Appearances: Title role in Otello and Siegmund in Die Walküre. Previously: Florestan in Fidelio (2011) and the title role of Lohengrin (2009).
About the Artist:
Simon O’Neill made his HGO debut performing the title role in Lohengrin (2009) and subsequently sang Florestan
in Fidelio (2011), the title role in Otello (2014) and Siegmund in Die Walküre (2015). He has also performed principal roles with the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; La Scala; and the Bayreuth and Salzburg festivals. He is a Fulbright Scholar, was awarded the Arts Laureate of New Zealand, and holds an honorary doctorate in music from Victoria University of Wellington. Notable debuts include Jeník in The Bartered Bride at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden (Mackerras); Gran Sacerdote (High Priest of Neptune) in Idomeneo at the Metropolitan Opera (Levine); Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for Opera Australia (Armstrong); Siegmund in Die Walküre for the Bavarian State Opera (Nagano); the title roles in Lohengrin (Nelsons) and Parsifal (Gatti) for the Bayreuth Festival; Chairman Mao in Nixon in China for the San Francisco Opera; and Parsifal at the Vienna State Opera (Thielemann). Engagements for 2016 and beyond include Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Tokyo (Harding); Florestan in Rome with Pappano; Gurrelieder with Runnicles at the Edinburgh Festival; Boris in Katya Kabanova for the Berlin State Opera (Rattle); Siegmund for the Berlin State Opera (Barenboim), Berlin Philharmonic (Rattle), Leipzig Opera (Schirmer), and Bavarian State Opera (Petrenko); Drum Major in Wozzeck for the Hamburg State Opera; and the title roles in Siegfried in Hong Kong (van Zweden) and Parsifal with Bavarian State Opera (Petrenko).