The Scholarship Holders of the Concert Saison 2020/21
Kieran Carrel, tenor
Since the beginning of the 2019/20 season Kieran Carrel belongs to the ensemble of the Bonn opera and will make his debut in the role of Peppe in “Pagliacci”. In the current season his further debut roles will be Jacquino in “Fidelio”, Dr. Blind in “Die Fledermaus” and Porter in “Death in Venice”.
In August 2020 he will give his debut at the Bregenz Festspiele. His previous roles on the opera stage include Flute in Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Sakristan in Siegfried Wagner’s “An allem ist Huetchen Schuld” in a production with the Bochumer Symphoniker under Lionel Friend which was recently released as a DVD by Naxos. Kieran Carrel gave his debut as Contino Belfiore in W. A. Mozart’s “La Finta Giardiniera” with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. With the same orchestra he sang his first Ferrando in W. A. Mozart’s “Cosi fan Tutte” at the Ryedale Festival. Afterwards he sang Paolino in Domenico Cimarosa’s “Il Matrimonio Segreto” in the Goethe-Theater Bad Lauchstaedt.
While still a student Kieran Carrel gave together with Graham Johnson his debut at the Wigmore Hall in London and performs there regularly in his role as a prizewinner of the famous Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition.
In the area of Lied and concert repertoire he has profited from working with the pianists Helmut Deutsch, Roger Vignoles, Malcom Martineau, Christopher Glynn and James Baillieu. Kieran Carrel studied in the class of Prof. Christoph Pregardien in Cologne and completed his studies with Prof. Neil Mackie at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2019. During this period he attended master classes with Thomas Hampson, Angelika Kirchschlager, Hartmut Hoell and Elly Ameling.