Kieran Carrel

Tenor

“Seine Stimme ist ein wahres Wunder an Schönheit, lichtester Höhe, perfekten Übergängen und großer Wandlungsfähigkeit." .... "His voice is a real miracle of beauty, the lightest top, perfect blending of registers and great versatility.”

Recital for Pierre-Boulez-Saal / Heidelberger Frühling Schubert Week, with Hartmut Höll

RBB Kultur

Anglo-German tenor Kieran Carrel was born in 1996 and studied in Cologne with Christoph Prégardien before moving to continue his education at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Neil Mackie.

Highlights

  • Oper Theater Bonn 2019-2022 – Jacquino Fidelio, Beppe Pagliacci, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni
  • Rinaldo Armida – Bregenzer Festspiele
  • Bach St John Passion (Evangelist) – Antwerp Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph Prégardien; English Concert conducted by Kristian Bezuidenhout
  • Recitals at Pierre-Boulez-Saal and Wigmore Hall

 

Biography

In 2019 Kieran joined the Theater Bonn, where his roles have included Jacquino Fidelio, Beppe Pagliacci and Lymphea La Calisto. This season his roles include Don Ottavio Don Giovanni; Alfred Die Fledermaus; and the title role in Iwein Löwenritter by…

In 2019 Kieran joined the Theater Bonn, where his roles have included Jacquino Fidelio, Beppe Pagliacci and Lymphea La Calisto. This season his roles include Don Ottavio Don Giovanni; Alfred Die Fledermaus; and the title role in Iwein Löwenritter by Moritz Eggert.

His recent performances include Evangelist Bach St John Passion with The English Concert and Kristian Bezuidenhout; a Hugo Wolf Song Gala at Wigmore Hall with Christoph Prégardien and James Baillieu; and a recording and performances of Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch and Schumann Dichterliebe with Ensemble Opus and Ralf Gothoni. Future engagements include Bach Christmas Oratorio and Mozart Requiem with Il Gardellino; St Matthew Passion arias in a European tour with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Daniel Reuss; and his debut as Rinaldo in Haydn Armida at the Bregenzer Festspiele. He will return to Wigmore Hall to perform Haydn canzonettas with András Schiff, and to give his debut solo recital.

Previous opera roles include Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Contino Belfiore Mozart’s La finta giardiniera and Ferrando Così fan tutte all at the Ryedale Festival as well as Telemaco in Monteverdi Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.

A passionate exponent of Lieder, Kieran frequently appears in recital across Europe and the UK,  and has performed with eminent pianists including Christopher Glynn and Roger Vignoles. In 2019 he made his recital debut at the Pierre-Boulez-Saal in Berlin, as part of the Heidelberger Frühling Schubert Week with Thomas Hampson and Hartmut Höll. Kieran was a finalist in the 2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition and was awarded the inaugural Leeds Lieder/Schubert Institute UK Song Prize together with duo partner Richard Gowers. He recently recorded a complete Brahms Lieder recording with Ulrich Eisenlohr on NAXOS, for future release.

On the concert platform Kieran has appeared as soloist with orchestras and ensembles including Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra l’arte del mondo, Concert Royal Köln, Bochumer Symphoniker and the Brandenburg Sinfonia in repertoire ranging from Handel Messiah, Mendelssohn Paulus, Beethoven Symphony No 9, Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri to Stravinsky Cantata and Arvo Pärt Passio. His recording of CPE Bach’s Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu with Il Gardellino and the Flemish Radio Choir conducted by Bart Van Reyn will be released in 2022.

Kieran was winner of Second Prize in the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin 2020.

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