Jul
26
Fri
2019
Garsington Opera: Monteverdi Vespers 1610 @ Garsington Opera
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm

Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera

As an Alvarez Young Artist, Kieran will play the following roles in Garsington Opera’s upcoming 2019 season:

The Prince (Cover) and The Passer By: Offenbach Fantasio
Chorus: Smetana The Bartered Bride
Chorus: Mondeverdi Vespers 1610

Sep
8
Sun
2019
Wigmore Hall International Song Competition @ Wigmore Hall
Sep 8 @ 3:30 pm

Kieran Rayner and pianist Gamal Khamis have been selected for the live rounds of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. Out of 177 applications for this prestigious competition, only 27 were selected to compete. The public preliminaries, the semifinals and the final are held 7-11 September – this is the first, preliminary stage.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Faure: Requiem @ St Martin in the Fields
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

Fauré Requiem (baritone solo)
Brandenburg Sinfonia
St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

 

 

Nov
7
Thu
2019
Figaro: Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Devon Opera @ Exeter Barnfield Theatre
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm

There are two locations for this production: Exeter 7 November, Dartington 9 November.

Following the great success of their sold-out production of La Traviata, Devon Opera returns to The Barnfield with Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. This delightful comedy is full of favourites, performed by a stunning cast of singers and instrumental trio. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Figaro: Kieran Rayner
Count Almaviva: William Wallace
Doctor Bartolo – Pauls Putnins
Rosina – Annabella Ellis
Basilio – Phil Wilcox
Berta – Rose Stachniewska
Ambrogio/ Ufficiale/ Notaro – Helen Potter
Director – Simone Ibbett-Brown
Musical Director/Piano – Chad Vindin
Producer – Natasha Day
Costume – Lydia Dockray

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Figaro: Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Devon Opera @ Dartington Great Hall
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm

There are two locations for this production: Exeter 7 November, Dartington 9 November.

Rossini’s Il Barbiere Di Siviglia is one of the greatest comic operas ever written. Composed in barely two weeks in 1816, it is a delightful romp packed with wonderful coloratura arias and ensembles, high speed “patter songs”, splendid buffo characters, and laugh-aloud scenes. Not to be missed!

This two act production will be directed by Simone Ibbett-Brown making her debut engagement with Devon Opera. Earlier this year she was Staff Director for Glyndebourne’s own production of this opera. Except for a few cuts this is a complete production, imaginatively set in Edwardian England, with a brilliant cast.

Estimated running time of the performance will be 3 hours with a 30 minute interval.
The performance will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Figaro: Kieran Rayner
Count Almaviva: William Wallace
Doctor Bartolo – Pauls Putnins
Rosina – Annabella Ellis
Basilio – Phil Wilcox
Berta – Rose Stachniewska
Ambrogio/ Ufficiale/ Notaro – Helen Potter
Director – Simone Ibbett-Brown
Musical Director/Piano – Chad Vindin
Producer – Natasha Day
Costume – Lydia Dockray

Nov
15
Fri
2019
Mozart: Requiem @ St Martin in the Fields
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Mozart Requiem (baritone solo)
Brandenburg Festival
St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

 

 

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Royal Over-Seas League Concert: Ruskin and Music @ Royal Over-Seas League
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm

TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER 2019

Ruskin and Music

In this concert celebrating the English poet and critic John Ruskin, Kieran will sing a variety of pieces, including two new songs written especially for his voice by composer William Marshall.

Michael Berkeley presenter
Jennifer Witton soprano
Jess Dandy contralto
Kieran Rayner baritone
Emily Sun violin
Ashley Fripp piano

7.00pm Princess Alexandra Hall, Over-Seas House
Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR
£20(ROSL Members and Friends of ROSL ARTS £16, Students £5)

In his bicentenary year, the Sage of Coniston is being remembered worldwide for his roles as a social reformer, revered art critic, a gifted artist and champion of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, but his interest in music is little known. In this special ROSL event, we will shine a light on this, quoting extensively from Ruskin’s own writings and those of his contemporaries, and illustrating this with music, in the spirit of Michael Berkeley’s popular Radio 3 programme Private Passions. The programme will include a LDSM-commissioned work by William Marshall setting Ruskin’s poetry to music… and music by Ruskin himself, together with Bellini, Berkeley, Mozart, Oakeley, Ravenscroft, Beethoven, Gounod, Corelli and Mendelssohn.

Dec
20
Fri
2019
Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Britten Pears Foundation) @ Snape Maltings
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm
Bach Christmas Oratorio (baritone solos)
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk
Feb
18
Tue
2020
Silvio: I Pagliacci – Hawkes Bay Festival Opera @ Napier Municipal Theatre NZ
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci

Two one-act operas by P Mascagni and R Leoncavallo

Opera’s most famous and spectacular pairing, ‘Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci’ has captivated audiences over generations, and Festival Opera’s season will carry on the tradition.

John Wilkie returns to direct a double cast, led by conductor Jose Aparicio, featuring the stunning Toni Marie Palmertree and Anna Pierard as the female heroines in the respective operas.

Rosario la Spina returns after a super-human season in last year’s ‘La Traviata’. He brings his artistry to the classic aria that made Pavarotti famous.

Baritone ZhengZhong Zhou, Kiwi Mezzo Wendy Doyle and Baritone Kieran Rayner are also featured, and in her first foray into opera, the exceptional singer song-writer Julia Deans takes on her newest challenge, performing the role of Lola.

Festival Opera is thrilled to support Project Prima Volta members who will also take part for the most exciting production yet!

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Silvio: I Pagliacci – Hawkes Bay Festival Opera @ Napier Municipal Theatre NZ
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm

Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci

Two one-act operas by P Mascagni and R Leoncavallo

Opera’s most famous and spectacular pairing, ‘Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci’ has captivated audiences over generations, and Festival Opera’s season will carry on the tradition.

John Wilkie returns to direct a double cast, led by conductor Jose Aparicio, featuring the stunning Toni Marie Palmertree and Anna Pierard as the female heroines in the respective operas.

Rosario la Spina returns after a super-human season in last year’s ‘La Traviata’. He brings his artistry to the classic aria that made Pavarotti famous.

Baritone ZhengZhong Zhou, Kiwi Mezzo Wendy Doyle and Baritone Kieran Rayner are also featured, and in her first foray into opera, the exceptional singer song-writer Julia Deans takes on her newest challenge, performing the role of Lola.

Festival Opera is thrilled to support Project Prima Volta members who will also take part for the most exciting production yet!

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Silvio: I Pagliacci – Hawkes Bay Festival Opera @ Napier Municipal Theatre NZ
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci

Two one-act operas by P Mascagni and R Leoncavallo

Opera’s most famous and spectacular pairing, ‘Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci’ has captivated audiences over generations, and Festival Opera’s season will carry on the tradition.

John Wilkie returns to direct a double cast, led by conductor Jose Aparicio, featuring the stunning Toni Marie Palmertree and Anna Pierard as the female heroines in the respective operas.

Rosario la Spina returns after a super-human season in last year’s ‘La Traviata’. He brings his artistry to the classic aria that made Pavarotti famous.

Baritone ZhengZhong Zhou, Kiwi Mezzo Wendy Doyle and Baritone Kieran Rayner are also featured, and in her first foray into opera, the exceptional singer song-writer Julia Deans takes on her newest challenge, performing the role of Lola.

Festival Opera is thrilled to support Project Prima Volta members who will also take part for the most exciting production yet!

Feb
24
Mon
2020
Silvio: I Pagliacci – Hawkes Bay Festival Opera @ Napier Municipal Theatre NZ
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci

Two one-act operas by P Mascagni and R Leoncavallo

Opera’s most famous and spectacular pairing, ‘Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci’ has captivated audiences over generations, and Festival Opera’s season will carry on the tradition.

John Wilkie returns to direct a double cast, led by conductor Jose Aparicio, featuring the stunning Toni Marie Palmertree and Anna Pierard as the female heroines in the respective operas.

Rosario la Spina returns after a super-human season in last year’s ‘La Traviata’. He brings his artistry to the classic aria that made Pavarotti famous.

Baritone ZhengZhong Zhou, Kiwi Mezzo Wendy Doyle and Baritone Kieran Rayner are also featured, and in her first foray into opera, the exceptional singer song-writer Julia Deans takes on her newest challenge, performing the role of Lola.

Festival Opera is thrilled to support Project Prima Volta members who will also take part for the most exciting production yet!

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs (CANCELLED) @ St Mary's Bourne St, Sloane Sq.
Mar 1 @ 6:46 am

Kieran will sing the baritone solos in the wonderful set of Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams, at St Mary’s Church in central Sloane Square.

Mar
14
Sat
2020
Forester: The Cunning Little Vixen (Barnes Festival) @ Barnes Festival
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

Forester: Kieran Rayner
Vixen: Caroline Taylor
Fox: Olivia Warburton

The Cunning Little Vixen is nearly one hundred years old and yet its themes couldn’t be more relevant to today’s world. Janacek’s opera explores the delicate symbiotic relationship humans have with other living things and the environment, as well as questioning human moral responsibility and the dangers we face when we hurt nature, all told through the escapades of a particularly-adventurous fox. Think Wind in the Willows meets Extinction Rebellion. This magical, timeless story will be fully staged and expect an evening of singing, acting, dance and puppetry.

After the sell-out production of Turn of the Screw in 2020, Riverside Opera returns to the Barnes Music Festival. Artistic Director, James Day joins forces with Director Will Ashford and a cast of singers comprised of rising stars in the international opera world.

Mar
21
Sat
2020
Bach – Easter Oratorio, Snape Maltings (CANCELLED) @ Snape Maltings
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm
Bach Easter Oratorio for Aldeburgh Music Choir.

Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk

Kieran will perform as the baritone soloist.

Mar
27
Fri
2020
Witt Morgan Concert (POSTPONED) @ Wesley Church, Reading
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm

Kieran will sing solos in a fun concert of pop hits and opera standards with the Witt Morgan community chorus in Reading.

Featuring:
The pop hit ‘Walking On Sunshine’
‘O Fortuna’ from ‘Carmina Burana’
Scenes from Verdi’s opera ‘Nabucco’
‘Money, Money, Money’ by Abba
The Welsh Hymn ‘Llef’
‘How Great Thou Art’
‘Nun’s Chorus’ by Johann Strauss
‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ from ‘The Wizard of Oz’

May
1
Fri
2020
POSTPONED Giuseppe: The Gondoliers & Mr Goldbury: Utopia Limited (covers) @ Scottish Opera
May 1 – Jun 30 all-day

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Sunny, funny and with more ‘tra la la las’ per square inch than any other opera in the canon, The Gondoliers is a joy from start to finish.

In a flight of the satirical whimsy so typical of G&S, two happy-go-lucky gondoliers discover that one of them is, in fact, heir to the throne of a distant kingdom. True to their (adopted) Republican roots, they set off together to rule in idealistic, if somewhat chaotic, style… Director Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director at State Opera South Australia, teams up with designer Dick Bird (The Mikado 2016) to stage a production that is fast, furious and full of fun.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s penultimate opera, Utopia, Limited, was written immediately after The Gondoliers. Here, with an updated libretto by director Stuart Maunder and a revised musical version by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark, it is given its Scottish Opera premiere and the airing it so deserves.

Jul
5
Sun
2020
Sunday at Six: Livestreamed Concert! @ 22 Mansfield Street, Marylebone
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Sunday at Six: Livestreamed Concert! @ 22 Mansfield Street, Marylebone

For the first time since lockdown, I’ll be performing live with colleagues this Sunday!! Pianist Gamal Khamis and I have teamed up with Olivia Warburton for the latest part of her Sunday At Six concert series, performed live together and broadcast via Zoom. You’ll be watching us perform live (and socially distanced) from 22 Mansfield Street, a stunning concert room in Marylebone, London. Start time is 6pm UK (alas, 5am for those of you in New Zealand…). Get out your glad rags and join us for an evening of opera and song – all from the comfort of your own home!

To learn more and book, visit oliviawarburton.com/sundayatsix – tickets from only £2.50! Would love to see you there.

Jun
2
Wed
2021
Notar: Der Rosenkavalier @ Garsington Opera
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

Kieran is delighted to return to Garsington for 2021, to play the role of Der Notar in Der Rosenkavalier.

The Marschallin and her young lover Octavian enjoy a glorious morning together. The sudden arrival of her cousin, the lecherous Baron Ochs, intent on securing the hand of Sophie, ignites a comic and bittersweet chain of events. With honour at risk, social status bartered and happiness illusive, the Marschallin accepts time cannot be stopped and she must set young love free.

Exquisite music captures perfectly the poignant comedy and fairy tale romance of the story, reaching its emotional climax in one of opera’s greatest moments, the beautiful final trio.

We are delighted to bring you Strauss’s most famous opera for the first time, with Miah Persson (Countess, Capriccio, 2018) making her role debut as the Marschallin alongside Hanna Hipp (title role, Fantasio, 2019) as Octavian and Derrick Ballard making his Garsington Opera debut as Ochs. Bruno Ravella (Falstaff, 2018) directs and the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Jordan de Souza, who appears at Garsington for the first time.

Jun
10
Thu
2021
Solo Recital with Gamal Khamis @ Keynote Theatre
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Solo Recital with Gamal Khamis @ Keynote Theatre

AN EVENING OF MUSIC
With Kieran Rayner – Baritone and Gamal Khamis – Piano
Thursday 10 June, 18:00
Keynote Theatre
David Game College, 31 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ET
FREE ENTRY

Join Kieran and Gamal for a free concert to celebrate the return of live performance in the heart of central London. Featuring songs and arias by Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Donizetti, Debussy and more. Supported by David Game and Opera Box.

Jun
11
Fri
2021
Notar: Der Rosenkavalier @ Garsington Opera
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm

Kieran is delighted to return to Garsington for 2021, to play the role of Der Notar in Der Rosenkavalier.

The Marschallin and her young lover Octavian enjoy a glorious morning together. The sudden arrival of her cousin, the lecherous Baron Ochs, intent on securing the hand of Sophie, ignites a comic and bittersweet chain of events. With honour at risk, social status bartered and happiness illusive, the Marschallin accepts time cannot be stopped and she must set young love free.

Exquisite music captures perfectly the poignant comedy and fairy tale romance of the story, reaching its emotional climax in one of opera’s greatest moments, the beautiful final trio.

We are delighted to bring you Strauss’s most famous opera for the first time, with Miah Persson (Countess, Capriccio, 2018) making her role debut as the Marschallin alongside Hanna Hipp (title role, Fantasio, 2019) as Octavian and Derrick Ballard making his Garsington Opera debut as Ochs. Bruno Ravella (Falstaff, 2018) directs and the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Jordan de Souza, who appears at Garsington for the first time.

Jun
13
Sun
2021
Notar: Der Rosenkavalier @ Garsington Opera
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm

Kieran is delighted to return to Garsington for 2021, to play the role of Der Notar in Der Rosenkavalier.

The Marschallin and her young lover Octavian enjoy a glorious morning together. The sudden arrival of her cousin, the lecherous Baron Ochs, intent on securing the hand of Sophie, ignites a comic and bittersweet chain of events. With honour at risk, social status bartered and happiness illusive, the Marschallin accepts time cannot be stopped and she must set young love free.

Exquisite music captures perfectly the poignant comedy and fairy tale romance of the story, reaching its emotional climax in one of opera’s greatest moments, the beautiful final trio.

We are delighted to bring you Strauss’s most famous opera for the first time, with Miah Persson (Countess, Capriccio, 2018) making her role debut as the Marschallin alongside Hanna Hipp (title role, Fantasio, 2019) as Octavian and Derrick Ballard making his Garsington Opera debut as Ochs. Bruno Ravella (Falstaff, 2018) directs and the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Jordan de Souza, who appears at Garsington for the first time.

Jun
16
Wed
2021
Notar: Der Rosenkavalier @ Garsington Opera
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm

Kieran is delighted to return to Garsington for 2021, to play the role of Der Notar in Der Rosenkavalier.

The Marschallin and her young lover Octavian enjoy a glorious morning together. The sudden arrival of her cousin, the lecherous Baron Ochs, intent on securing the hand of Sophie, ignites a comic and bittersweet chain of events. With honour at risk, social status bartered and happiness illusive, the Marschallin accepts time cannot be stopped and she must set young love free.

Exquisite music captures perfectly the poignant comedy and fairy tale romance of the story, reaching its emotional climax in one of opera’s greatest moments, the beautiful final trio.

We are delighted to bring you Strauss’s most famous opera for the first time, with Miah Persson (Countess, Capriccio, 2018) making her role debut as the Marschallin alongside Hanna Hipp (title role, Fantasio, 2019) as Octavian and Derrick Ballard making his Garsington Opera debut as Ochs. Bruno Ravella (Falstaff, 2018) directs and the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Jordan de Souza, who appears at Garsington for the first time.

Jun
20
Sun
2021
Notar: Der Rosenkavalier @ Garsington Opera
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm

Kieran is delighted to return to Garsington for 2021, to play the role of Der Notar in Der Rosenkavalier.

The Marschallin and her young lover Octavian enjoy a glorious morning together. The sudden arrival of her cousin, the lecherous Baron Ochs, intent on securing the hand of Sophie, ignites a comic and bittersweet chain of events. With honour at risk, social status bartered and happiness illusive, the Marschallin accepts time cannot be stopped and she must set young love free.

Exquisite music captures perfectly the poignant comedy and fairy tale romance of the story, reaching its emotional climax in one of opera’s greatest moments, the beautiful final trio.

We are delighted to bring you Strauss’s most famous opera for the first time, with Miah Persson (Countess, Capriccio, 2018) making her role debut as the Marschallin alongside Hanna Hipp (title role, Fantasio, 2019) as Octavian and Derrick Ballard making his Garsington Opera debut as Ochs. Bruno Ravella (Falstaff, 2018) directs and the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Jordan de Souza, who appears at Garsington for the first time.

Jun
24
Thu
2021
Notar: Der Rosenkavalier @ Garsington Opera
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm

Kieran is delighted to return to Garsington for 2021, to play the role of Der Notar in Der Rosenkavalier.

The Marschallin and her young lover Octavian enjoy a glorious morning together. The sudden arrival of her cousin, the lecherous Baron Ochs, intent on securing the hand of Sophie, ignites a comic and bittersweet chain of events. With honour at risk, social status bartered and happiness illusive, the Marschallin accepts time cannot be stopped and she must set young love free.

Exquisite music captures perfectly the poignant comedy and fairy tale romance of the story, reaching its emotional climax in one of opera’s greatest moments, the beautiful final trio.

We are delighted to bring you Strauss’s most famous opera for the first time, with Miah Persson (Countess, Capriccio, 2018) making her role debut as the Marschallin alongside Hanna Hipp (title role, Fantasio, 2019) as Octavian and Derrick Ballard making his Garsington Opera debut as Ochs. Bruno Ravella (Falstaff, 2018) directs and the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Jordan de Souza, who appears at Garsington for the first time.

Jun
26
Sat
2021
Notar: Der Rosenkavalier @ Garsington Opera
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm

Kieran is delighted to return to Garsington for 2021, to play the role of Der Notar in Der Rosenkavalier.

The Marschallin and her young lover Octavian enjoy a glorious morning together. The sudden arrival of her cousin, the lecherous Baron Ochs, intent on securing the hand of Sophie, ignites a comic and bittersweet chain of events. With honour at risk, social status bartered and happiness illusive, the Marschallin accepts time cannot be stopped and she must set young love free.

Exquisite music captures perfectly the poignant comedy and fairy tale romance of the story, reaching its emotional climax in one of opera’s greatest moments, the beautiful final trio.

We are delighted to bring you Strauss’s most famous opera for the first time, with Miah Persson (Countess, Capriccio, 2018) making her role debut as the Marschallin alongside Hanna Hipp (title role, Fantasio, 2019) as Octavian and Derrick Ballard making his Garsington Opera debut as Ochs. Bruno Ravella (Falstaff, 2018) directs and the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Jordan de Souza, who appears at Garsington for the first time.

Jul
2
Fri
2021
London Song Festival: Peter Warlock Celebration @ Hinde St Church
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm

Guy Elliott – tenor
Kieran Rayner – baritone
Nigel Foster – piano
David Mildon – speaker

An exploration of the songs and the life of Peter Warlock, real name Philip Heseltine, one of the greatest composers of that incredible flowering of English song that took place in the first half of the twentieth century. This concert combines many of his most beautiful songs with extracts from his letters, read by actor David Mildon, to paint a fascinating portrait of this bon vivant and lover of life and music.

Jul
3
Sat
2021
Notar: Der Rosenkavalier @ Garsington Opera
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm

Kieran is delighted to return to Garsington for 2021, to play the role of Der Notar in Der Rosenkavalier.

The Marschallin and her young lover Octavian enjoy a glorious morning together. The sudden arrival of her cousin, the lecherous Baron Ochs, intent on securing the hand of Sophie, ignites a comic and bittersweet chain of events. With honour at risk, social status bartered and happiness illusive, the Marschallin accepts time cannot be stopped and she must set young love free.

Exquisite music captures perfectly the poignant comedy and fairy tale romance of the story, reaching its emotional climax in one of opera’s greatest moments, the beautiful final trio.

We are delighted to bring you Strauss’s most famous opera for the first time, with Miah Persson (Countess, Capriccio, 2018) making her role debut as the Marschallin alongside Hanna Hipp (title role, Fantasio, 2019) as Octavian and Derrick Ballard making his Garsington Opera debut as Ochs. Bruno Ravella (Falstaff, 2018) directs and the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Jordan de Souza, who appears at Garsington for the first time.

Jul
29
Thu
2021
Forester: Cunning Little Vixen @ Longborough Festival Opera
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

A vixen cub strays across a forester’s path, and is captured and taken to his home. She makes her escape, and begins her adventures in the wild. With its juxtaposition of humans and animals, The Cunning Little Vixen shifts from the comic world of everyday village life into the mystical cycle of nature. Conducted by Justin Brown, the current Music Director of Karlsruhe State Theatre, and directed by Olivia Fuchs.

Longborough Festival Opera is proud to present this production, postponed from 2020. This will be Kieran’s fourth time performing the Forester in his career so far. He is greatly looking forward to diving back into one of his all-time favourite roles.

Vixen Sharp-Ears: Julieth Lozano
Forester: Kieran Rayner
Fox Gold-Spur / Dog: Frances Gregory
Harašta: Aaron Holmes
Priest / Badger: David Howes

 

 

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Forester: Cunning Little Vixen @ Longborough Festival Opera
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm

A vixen cub strays across a forester’s path, and is captured and taken to his home. She makes her escape, and begins her adventures in the wild. With its juxtaposition of humans and animals, The Cunning Little Vixen shifts from the comic world of everyday village life into the mystical cycle of nature. Conducted by Justin Brown, the current Music Director of Karlsruhe State Theatre, and directed by Olivia Fuchs.

Longborough Festival Opera is proud to present this production, postponed from 2020. This will be Kieran’s fourth time performing the Forester in his career so far. He is greatly looking forward to diving back into one of his all-time favourite roles.

Vixen Sharp-Ears: Julieth Lozano
Forester: Kieran Rayner
Fox Gold-Spur / Dog: Frances Gregory
Harašta: Aaron Holmes
Priest / Badger: David Howes

 

 

Aug
1
Sun
2021
Forester: Cunning Little Vixen @ Longborough Festival Opera
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm

A vixen cub strays across a forester’s path, and is captured and taken to his home. She makes her escape, and begins her adventures in the wild. With its juxtaposition of humans and animals, The Cunning Little Vixen shifts from the comic world of everyday village life into the mystical cycle of nature. Conducted by Justin Brown, the current Music Director of Karlsruhe State Theatre, and directed by Olivia Fuchs.

Longborough Festival Opera is proud to present this production, postponed from 2020. This will be Kieran’s fourth time performing the Forester in his career so far. He is greatly looking forward to diving back into one of his all-time favourite roles.

Vixen Sharp-Ears: Julieth Lozano
Forester: Kieran Rayner
Fox Gold-Spur / Dog: Frances Gregory
Harašta: Aaron Holmes
Priest / Badger: David Howes

 

 

Aug
3
Tue
2021
Forester: Cunning Little Vixen @ Longborough Festival Opera
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm

A vixen cub strays across a forester’s path, and is captured and taken to his home. She makes her escape, and begins her adventures in the wild. With its juxtaposition of humans and animals, The Cunning Little Vixen shifts from the comic world of everyday village life into the mystical cycle of nature. Conducted by Justin Brown, the current Music Director of Karlsruhe State Theatre, and directed by Olivia Fuchs.

Longborough Festival Opera is proud to present this production, postponed from 2020. This will be Kieran’s fourth time performing the Forester in his career so far. He is greatly looking forward to diving back into one of his all-time favourite roles.

Vixen Sharp-Ears: Julieth Lozano
Forester: Kieran Rayner
Fox Gold-Spur / Dog: Frances Gregory
Harašta: Aaron Holmes
Priest / Badger: David Howes

 

 

Sep
7
Tue
2021
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall
Sep 7 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall

High summer in New Orleans: a battlefield tour group has waded through swamps and hurricane damage to see where notorious pirate Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned in 1814. Captivated, one tourist imagines the story of Lafitte’s escape. Could it be that love was his key to freedom? Or is that just wishful thinking from Mary, whose honeymoon is turning out to be less romantic than she’d hoped…?

Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach, written in 1932 and not performed until after her death. Beach’s repertoire and article ‘To the Girl Who Wants to Compose’ have inspired women in music for over a century.

In this production from director Emma Jude Harris, Cabildo is thrillingly re-conceived for the present to uncover the dark underside of the American Dream. It asks, can we ever memorialise the past without bringing back the things we would rather not remember?

Cabildo arrives at Wilton’s Music Hall after an acclaimed run at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival.

Pierre Lafitte: Kieran Rayner
Lady Valerie: Julieth Lozano

Music: Amy Beach
Libretto: Nan Bagby Stephens
Director: Emma Jude Harris
Musical director: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Set and costume designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Producer: Jessie Anand
Associate producer: Tanya Truman
Featuring the Del Mar Piano Trio
Piano – Yshani Perinpanayagam
Violin – Francesca Barritt
Cello – Morwenna Del Mar

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval

Sep
8
Wed
2021
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall
Sep 8 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall

High summer in New Orleans: a battlefield tour group has waded through swamps and hurricane damage to see where notorious pirate Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned in 1814. Captivated, one tourist imagines the story of Lafitte’s escape. Could it be that love was his key to freedom? Or is that just wishful thinking from Mary, whose honeymoon is turning out to be less romantic than she’d hoped…?

Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach, written in 1932 and not performed until after her death. Beach’s repertoire and article ‘To the Girl Who Wants to Compose’ have inspired women in music for over a century.

In this production from director Emma Jude Harris, Cabildo is thrillingly re-conceived for the present to uncover the dark underside of the American Dream. It asks, can we ever memorialise the past without bringing back the things we would rather not remember?

Cabildo arrives at Wilton’s Music Hall after an acclaimed run at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival.

Pierre Lafitte: Kieran Rayner
Lady Valerie: Julieth Lozano

Music: Amy Beach
Libretto: Nan Bagby Stephens
Director: Emma Jude Harris
Musical director: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Set and costume designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Producer: Jessie Anand
Associate producer: Tanya Truman
Featuring the Del Mar Piano Trio
Piano – Yshani Perinpanayagam
Violin – Francesca Barritt
Cello – Morwenna Del Mar

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval

Sep
9
Thu
2021
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall
Sep 9 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall

High summer in New Orleans: a battlefield tour group has waded through swamps and hurricane damage to see where notorious pirate Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned in 1814. Captivated, one tourist imagines the story of Lafitte’s escape. Could it be that love was his key to freedom? Or is that just wishful thinking from Mary, whose honeymoon is turning out to be less romantic than she’d hoped…?

Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach, written in 1932 and not performed until after her death. Beach’s repertoire and article ‘To the Girl Who Wants to Compose’ have inspired women in music for over a century.

In this production from director Emma Jude Harris, Cabildo is thrillingly re-conceived for the present to uncover the dark underside of the American Dream. It asks, can we ever memorialise the past without bringing back the things we would rather not remember?

Cabildo arrives at Wilton’s Music Hall after an acclaimed run at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival.

Pierre Lafitte: Kieran Rayner
Lady Valerie: Julieth Lozano

Music: Amy Beach
Libretto: Nan Bagby Stephens
Director: Emma Jude Harris
Musical director: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Set and costume designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Producer: Jessie Anand
Associate producer: Tanya Truman
Featuring the Del Mar Piano Trio
Piano – Yshani Perinpanayagam
Violin – Francesca Barritt
Cello – Morwenna Del Mar

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval

Sep
10
Fri
2021
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall
Sep 10 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall

High summer in New Orleans: a battlefield tour group has waded through swamps and hurricane damage to see where notorious pirate Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned in 1814. Captivated, one tourist imagines the story of Lafitte’s escape. Could it be that love was his key to freedom? Or is that just wishful thinking from Mary, whose honeymoon is turning out to be less romantic than she’d hoped…?

Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach, written in 1932 and not performed until after her death. Beach’s repertoire and article ‘To the Girl Who Wants to Compose’ have inspired women in music for over a century.

In this production from director Emma Jude Harris, Cabildo is thrillingly re-conceived for the present to uncover the dark underside of the American Dream. It asks, can we ever memorialise the past without bringing back the things we would rather not remember?

Cabildo arrives at Wilton’s Music Hall after an acclaimed run at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival.

Pierre Lafitte: Kieran Rayner
Lady Valerie: Julieth Lozano

Music: Amy Beach
Libretto: Nan Bagby Stephens
Director: Emma Jude Harris
Musical director: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Set and costume designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Producer: Jessie Anand
Associate producer: Tanya Truman
Featuring the Del Mar Piano Trio
Piano – Yshani Perinpanayagam
Violin – Francesca Barritt
Cello – Morwenna Del Mar

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval

Sep
11
Sat
2021
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall
Sep 11 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall

High summer in New Orleans: a battlefield tour group has waded through swamps and hurricane damage to see where notorious pirate Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned in 1814. Captivated, one tourist imagines the story of Lafitte’s escape. Could it be that love was his key to freedom? Or is that just wishful thinking from Mary, whose honeymoon is turning out to be less romantic than she’d hoped…?

Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach, written in 1932 and not performed until after her death. Beach’s repertoire and article ‘To the Girl Who Wants to Compose’ have inspired women in music for over a century.

In this production from director Emma Jude Harris, Cabildo is thrillingly re-conceived for the present to uncover the dark underside of the American Dream. It asks, can we ever memorialise the past without bringing back the things we would rather not remember?

Cabildo arrives at Wilton’s Music Hall after an acclaimed run at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival.

Pierre Lafitte: Kieran Rayner
Lady Valerie: Julieth Lozano

Music: Amy Beach
Libretto: Nan Bagby Stephens
Director: Emma Jude Harris
Musical director: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Set and costume designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Producer: Jessie Anand
Associate producer: Tanya Truman
Featuring the Del Mar Piano Trio
Piano – Yshani Perinpanayagam
Violin – Francesca Barritt
Cello – Morwenna Del Mar

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol

City of Bristol Choir
Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
Catherine Black leader

Esther Mallett soprano
Annie Gill mezzo soprano
Nicholas Mulroy tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone

Conducted by David Ogden

W.A. Mozart Requiem
W.A. Mozart Ave Verum
Elgar Sospiri

In a poignant return to the concert platform, City of Bristol Choir marks its 30th anniversary season with a programme that includes the first piece that the choir ever performed – Mozart’s Requiem. The work is full of drama and exquisitely crafted music for soloists, choir and orchestra. Each hour-long performance also includes Mozart’s bite-sized masterpiece, his setting of the Ave Verum, and Elgar’s atmospheric and reflective orchestral work, Sospiri.

Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for students in full time education and under 18s, available from City of Bristol Choir’s online box office

Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol

City of Bristol Choir
Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
Catherine Black leader

Esther Mallett soprano
Annie Gill mezzo soprano
Nicholas Mulroy tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone

Conducted by David Ogden

W.A. Mozart Requiem
W.A. Mozart Ave Verum
Elgar Sospiri

In a poignant return to the concert platform, City of Bristol Choir marks its 30th anniversary season with a programme that includes the first piece that the choir ever performed – Mozart’s Requiem. The work is full of drama and exquisitely crafted music for soloists, choir and orchestra. Each hour-long performance also includes Mozart’s bite-sized masterpiece, his setting of the Ave Verum, and Elgar’s atmospheric and reflective orchestral work, Sospiri.

Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for students in full time education and under 18s, available from City of Bristol Choir’s online box office