Simon O'Neill

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 (Covent Garden), Lohengrin (Bayreuth), Parsifal (Vienna, Madrid, Covent Garden), Siegmund, (Metropolitan Opera, Hamburg, La Scala, Berlin, Vienna, Munich), Cavaradossi (Hamburg, Tokyo, Berlin), Florestan (Salzburg Festival), Tambourmajor Wozzeck (Metropolitan Opera), Max Der Freischutz (LSO), Gurrelieder (BBC Proms), Mao Nixon in China (San Francisco), Otello (New Zealand Opera, Houston), Erik (Ravinia Festival) and title role Siegfried with van Zweden (Hong Kong). His engagements include Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (Harding), Das Lied von der Erde (LSO/Rattle), Boris 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 Kaiser Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper, Parsifal at the Bayerische Staatsoper and Wiener Staatsoper, and Tannhäuser and Calaf Turandot for the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he is also delighted to be making his staged role debut as the title role of Siegfried in the 2021 new Stefan Herheim/Donald Runnicles production.


As of February 2019