Tenor Simon O’Neill Nominated for Grammy Awards

Ashburton-born tenor Simon O’Neill, 50, has snagged two Grammy nominations for Best Choral Performance and Best Engineered Album in Classical, Radio New Zealand reports.

“I’m really thrilled, that was great news to wake up to in my MIQ room. I’m really proud of the album,” O’Neill told Morning Report.

O’Neill was recognised for his solo performance as Doctor Marianus in Mahler’s Symphony Number Eight with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

In the new year O’Neill heads to Europe for multiple roles.

The 64th Grammy Awards take place on 31 January 2022.

Original article by Radio New Zealand, November 26, 2021.

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