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German tenor Kieran Carrel (b. 1996) studied in Cologne with Christoph Prégardien and at London’s Royal Academy of Music. From 2019-2021 Kieran will join the Oper Theater Bonn, where next...MORE
“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.”
- Oper Theater Bonn 2019-2021 – Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Jacquino Fidelio, Beppe Pagliacci, Sohn des Oberbademeisters Staatstheater, and Porter Death in Venice
- Rinaldo Armida – Bregenzer Festspiele c. Jonathan Brandani
- Bach St John Passion (evangelist) – Antwerp Symphony Orchestra c. Christoph Prégardien; English Concert c. Harry Bicket
- 2019 Leeds Lieder Young Artist
- Recitals for Ryedale Festival, Pierre-Boulez-Saal and Wigmore Hall
German tenor Kieran Carrel (b. 1996) studied in Cologne with Christoph Prégardien, before moving to continue his education at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Neil Mackie. In 2019 Kieran joined the Oper Theater Bonn, where his first season included roles such as Jacquino Fidelio, Beppe Pagliacci, Porter Death in Venice, and Sohn des Oberbademeisters Staatstheater by Mauricio Kagel.
This season he sings further performances of Staatstheater, and makes his role debuts as Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Husar in Meyerbeer Ein Feldlager in Schlesien, and Lymphea La Calisto. On the concert platform he joins the Cologne Chamber Orchestra for a New Year’s concert of Bach Cantatas, performs a Mozart programme with the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, and sings Bach’s St John Passion (evangelist) with both the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Prégardien and the English Concert under Harry Bicket. Further ahead, plans include his debut as Rinaldo Armida for Bregenzer Festspiele and his solo recital debut for Wigmore Hall.
Previous opera credits include Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Contino Belfiore in Ryedale Festival’s production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He returned to Ryedale Festival in 2018 to sing Ferrando Cosi fan tutte, and later that year made his debut as Paolino in Domenico Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto for the baroque Goethe Theatre of Bad Lauchstädt. Further highlights include Telemaco in Monteverdi Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Kilian in Weber Der Freischütz, and Sakristan in Siegfried Wagner An allem ist Hütchen Schuld under Lionel Friend, which was recently released on DVD for Naxos.
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. He made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2016 with Graham Johnson, where he returned in 2019 first with RAM’s prestigious Song Circle in an evening of lieder by Carl Loewe, and later as a finalist in the 2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition. That same year saw 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 is also a 2019 Leeds Lieder Young Artist, where he appeared both in recital and in masterclasses with Angelika Kirchschlager and Malcom Martineau, and was awarded the inaugural Leeds Lieder/Schubert Institute UK Song Prize together with duo partner Richard Gowers.
On the concert platform Kieran has appeared as soloist with orchestras and ensembles including Orchestra l’arte del mondo, Concert Royal Köln, Bochumer Symphoniker and the Brandenburg Sinfonia. Kieran was also a regular soloist in the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series, working with some of the country’s leading baroque players under the baton of conductors including Philippe Herreweghe and Iain Ledingham. Other recent concert highlights have included arias in both Bach Passions, Handel Messiah, Mendelssohn Paulus, Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri, Stravinsky Cantata and Arvo Pärt Passio.
Kieran is a recipient of the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund scholarship.This biography should not be edited without permission from Maxine Robertson Management.
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