Kieran Carrel

Tenor

... the tenor Kieran Carrel sang six of Haydn’s English-language canzonettas with a voice as clear and sweet as an Austrian Eiswein.

Recital with Sir András Schiff at Wigmore Hall

Richard Bratby, The Spectator

Anglo-German tenor Kieran Carrel is a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he will appear this season as Tamino, Evangelist Bach St Matthew Passion, Walther Tannhäuser and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, with future roles Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia, Narraboth in Salome, Froh Das Rheingold and Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Highlights

  • Deutsche Oper Berlin – Tamino Die Zauberflöte; Bach St Matthew Passion; Walther Tannhäuser; Don Ottavio Don Giovanni
  • Rinaldo Armida – Bregenzer Festspiel
  • Bach St John Passion (Evangelist) – Antwerp Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph Prégardien; English Concert conducted by Kristian Bezuidenhout
  • Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Recitals at Pierre Boulez Saal and Wigmore Hall

Biography

Concert performances this season include Bach’s Weinachtsoratorium with both L’arte del Mondo at the Dresden Frauenkirche and a five-concert tour with La Chapelle Harmonique including a performance at Versailles; a performance in the Berlin Philharmonie of Handel’s Israel in Egypt

Concert performances this season include Bach’s Weinachtsoratorium with both L’arte del Mondo at the Dresden Frauenkirche and a five-concert tour with La Chapelle Harmonique including a performance at Versailles; a performance in the Berlin Philharmonie of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, which will also be recorded, and Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the Thomanerchor Leipzig.

He recently had a great success singing Rinaldo in Haydn’s Armida at the Bregenzer Festspiele and other previous opera roles have included Contino Belfiore Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, Ferrando Così fan tutte Beppe Pagliacci, Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lymphea La Calisto.

Kieran made his recital debut at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin in 2019 as part of the Heidelberger Frühling Schubert Week with Thomas Hampson and Hartmut Höll and in the same year was a finalist in the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition, together with duo partner Richard Gowers. He has since forged a strong relationship with both halls with recent Wigmore Hall appearances including, as well as solo recitals, a Hugo Wolf Song Gala with Christoph Prégardien and James Baillieu: Haydn canzonettas with András Schiff and Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music with the Nash Ensemble. He returned to the Pierre Boulez Saal last season for a full-length evening recital with Jonathan Ware, appeared in recital at the Luxembourg Philharmonie with Graham Johnson and this season gives a recital with Kristian Bezuidenhout for the first time at the MA Festival in Brugge.

Past concert highlights include Evangelist Bach St John Passion with The English Concert and Kristian Bezuidenhout and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph Prégardien; Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri in Utrecht with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and Bach Passion tours with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

Kieran recently recorded a complete Brahms Lieder disc with Ulrich Eisenlohr on NAXOS and Mozart’s Requiem with Il Gardellino conducted by Bart Van Reyn for future release. Other recordings include CPE Bach’s Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu and Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch and Schumann Dichterliebe with Ensemble Opus and Ralf Gothoni.

Kieran Carrel studied in Cologne with Christoph Prégardien before continuing his education at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Neil Mackie.

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