Kieran Carrel

Kieran Carrel

Kieran Carrel, tenor

Scholarship holder since 2020


The German-British tenor Kieran Carrel has been a member of the ensemble of the Opera Bonn since the 2019/20 season. From the coming season he will be employed by the Deutsche Oper Berlin. There he will give his debut in the rôle of Tamino in The Magic Flute and will sing Rodriguez in Don Quichotte. Recently Kieran Carrel sang the evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion with the English Concert under Kristian Bezuidenhout. Further concerts include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Il Gardellino and Bart van Reyn, a European tour of the Matthew Passion with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Daniel Reuss and a recording of Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch in Seoul with the ensemble Opus under Ralf Gothoni.

In the coming season he will give his debut recital of Lieder in the Wigmore Hall.

As a much sought after singer of Lieder Kieran Carrel has regularly performed with Graham Johnson, Ulrich Eisenlohr and Roger Vignoles. In January 2020 he gave his debut as part of Thomas Hampson’s Schubert-Woche in the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin with Hartmut Höll with whom he has often worked, recently with Schubert’s Schöne Müllerin.

In the concert hall he has performed as a soloist with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, l’arte del mondo and the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.

His recording of C. P. E. Bach’s Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu with Il Gardellino will come out as a CD for the first time in the spring of 2022 and also a recording of various Brahms Lieder with Ulrich Eisenlohr as a part of the complete Brahms recording of the label NAXOS.

Kieran studied with Christoph Prégardien before completing his studies under Neil Mackie at the Royal Academy of Music in 2019. He won second prize at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang in Berlin in 2020 and also won a prize in the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. Together with his duo partner Richard Gowers he was awarded the Leeds Lieder Schubert Prize.