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Kieran Carrel

The German-British tenor Kieran Carrel is a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he can be heard this season as Tamino, Evangelist in Bach's MATTHÄUSPASSION, Walther in TANNHÄUSER and Don Ottavio in DON GIOVANNI, as well as in future roles as Count Almaviva in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and Narraboth in SALOME.

Concert appearances this season include Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" both with L'arte del Mondo in Dresden's Frauenkirche and on a tour of France with La Chapelle Harmonique, including a performance in Versailles. In addition, Handel's "Israel in Egypt" with the RIAS Chamber Choir and the Akademie für Alte Musik will take him to the Berlin Philharmonie (with recording) and Haydn's "The Creation" with the Thomanerchor Leipzig to Dresden and Berlin.

He recently celebrated a great success as Rinaldo in Haydn's ARMIDA at the Bregenz Festival. He has also performed roles such as Belfiore in Mozart's LA FINTA GIARDINIERA, Ferrando in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Beppe in PAGLIACCI, Flute in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Lymphea in LA CALISTO.

Kieran Carrel gave his recital debut at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin in 2019 as part of the Schubert Week with Thomas Hampson and Hartmut Höll and was a finalist in the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition in the same year. 

Since then, he has built up a close relationship with both halls. His most recent appearances at Wigmore Hall have included solo concerts and a Hugo Wolf Lieder Gala with Christoph Prégardien and James Baillieu. Another highlight was Haydn's "Canzonettes" with András Schiff and Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music" with the Nash Ensemble. Last season, he returned to the Pierre Boulez Saal for a recital with Jonathan Ware, was a guest at the Luxembourg Philharmonic with Graham Johnson and sang Schubert's "Schöne Müllerin" with Hartmut Höll for the first time.