Simon received a Knighthood in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Awarded the title of Austrian Kammersänger by the Wiener Staatsoper in 2017, his many other accolades include Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year, the ECHO Klassik Male Singer of the Year Award and an Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in Opera.
Simon’s 19/20 season includes returns to the Vienna State Opera for Posa Don Carlo, Ford Falstaff and Giorgio Germont La Traviata; the Bavarian State Opera for Rigoletto, Amfortas Parsifal and Germont; the Royal Opera House for Germont; the Hamburg State Opera for Golaud; the Deutsche Oper Berlin for Amfortas; and Bratislava for Posa. Simon appears in concert with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding, the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst, the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien under Alexander Joel, and the Orchestre de Paris under Daniele Rustioni. In recital, he partners with Thomas Adès for Schubert’s Winterreise at the Vienna State Opera; with Malcolm Martineau at the Wigmore Hall and Opéra de Lille; and with Caroline Dowdle at the Palau de les Arts Valencia and Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid.