Kieran Carrel

Kieran Carrel




Roles Performed

2022 Rinaldo, Armida (J. Haydn), Bregenz Festival, Austria

2021/22 Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni (W. A. Mozart), Oper Bonn, Germany

2019/20 Jacquino, Fidelio (L. van Beethoven), Oper Bonn, Germany

2019/20 Beppe, I Pagliacci (R. Leoncavallo), Oper Bonn, Germany

Roles Studied/Covers

2020/21 Tamino, Die Zauberflöte (W. A. Mozart), Oper Bonn, Germany


2016-19 Bachelor of Music (First Class with honours), Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

2014-16 Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Köln, Germany

Competitions and Awards

2020 2nd Prize, Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin, Germany

2019 4th Prize, International Wigmore Hall Song Competition, UK


since 2019 Maxine Robertson Management, London, UK


Dated: Summer 2022

What do you love most about music?

Working with everyone else. A pianist, musicians from the orchestra, stage director, conductor or

other singers. The special thing about being a singer is that it is always a collaboration. It sets us

apart from instrumental soloists, we never stand there alone. When things come together and you’re

making music with other people - that’s when the fun starts.

What do you consider your most important mission as an artist?

To entertain and connect with the audience, to be relatable. I think as artists we are often told (and

often tell ourselves) that there are these grand missions to accomplish artistically, these important

messages - be it a political statement or reflecting and criticising society, tackling social issues,

changing someone’s life. I think it’s true that opera can sometimes do this but it’s more than okay

not to reach this goal every night. The most important thing is that the people coming to see you

have a good time and some sort of emotional reaction to what you’re doing - positive or negative. To

me this means portraying a character and emotions that are relatable and move people. There’s

nothing more special than someone telling me they had a great time and I made their day/evening. I

don’t (always) need to change their life.

Night out or Night in?

Depends who I’m with but usually a night in! Sounds cringy but the older I get, the more I appreciate

my PJs and being on the sofa with nothing to do and no one to impress. Sometimes I have to force

myself to have a night out so I don’t go completely boring and end up moving to the woods by the

time I turn 30 ;)

  Composer Opera/Operetta Aria Role
1 Georg Friedrich Händel Tamerlano Cielo e terra Bajazet
2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflöte Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön Tamino
3 Igor Stravinsky The Rake's Progress Love, too frequently betrayed Tom
4 Gaetano Donizetti L'elisir d'amore Una furtiva lagrima Nemorino
5 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni Dalla sua pace Don Ottavio