Heldentenor Simon O'Neill has recorded a solo album for EMI Classics featuring scenes and arias from Wagner's Lohengrin, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung and Parsifal. O'Neill, "one of the most exciting tenor voices of his generation," is partnered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under conductor Pietari Inkinen.
Also featured are Susan Bullock as Sieglinde and Kundry,and Sir John Tomlinson as Hagen. Recorded in collaboration with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Radio New Zealand, the CD will be released in New Zealand in February 2010 to coincide with a Simon O'Neill Wagner Gala in Wellington and other events. The international release will follow in April 2010.