“Kieran White’s Oronte was a model of clarity and elegance” Yehuda Shapiro, November 2021,Opera Magazine Handel: Alcina (Oronte), Ensemble OrQuesta
“A special word for Baroque tenor, Kieran White…his true haute-contre was possibly the clearest and most focused voice of all the soloists.” Martina Bet, July 2021,Daily Express Handel: Acis & Galatea (Damon), Dorset Opera
“It’s cumulative effect is heightened by Egisto’s climactic mad scene, movingly performed by Kieran White, both pure and clarion of voice.” Yehuda Shapiro, August 2021, Opera Magazine Cavalli: L’Egisto (Egisto), Hampstead Garden Opera
“Kieran White’s timbre as Pane poetically evoked an oboe” Yehuda Shapiro, 2020,Opera Magazine Cavalli: La Calisto (La Natura/Pane), Ensemble OrQuesta
“Kieran White delivered the “lullaby” with heart stopping beauty” Owen Davies, January 2019, Plays to See Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea (Arnalta), Ensemble OrQuesta
“It was a privilege to see and hear a young soloist at the beginning of what promises to be an exciting career” The Fine Times Recorder May, 2018 ‘Tis natures voice, Sherborne Music Festival, UK
“White had an admirable fluidity in his upper range…also had the advantage of a highly personable stage presence” Robert Hugill February 2016 Lully: Armide (Renaud), Woodhouse Opera
British tenor Kieran White continues to enjoy success in the UK and is also establishing himself as a sought after artist in mainland Europe. Recent engagements include work with many of the leading ensembles in the UK and Europe including Amsterdam Baroque in the Netherlands and the Edvard Grieg Kor, Norway. He also performs regularly with the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and with Denmark’s Copenhagen Soloists. He is particularly associated with repertoire from 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries.
Operatic engagements include the roles of Damon(Acis & Galatea) for Dorset Opera, Arnalta (L’incoronazione di Poppea) at the Cockpit Theatre, the title-role of L’Egisto for Hampstead Garden Opera, Hippolyte (Hippolyte et Aricie) at the Grimeborn Festival, Acis (Acis & Galatea) for Ensemble OrQuesta, Ruggiero in Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero, Pastore in Gagliano’s La Dafne for the Brighton Early Music Festival, and the Sailor (Dido and Aeneas) at the Grange Festival.
Upcoming engagements include Oronte Alcinaat the Grimeborn Festival and Théâtre Basse Passière in Normandy and Castor (Castor & Pollux) with Warsaw Chamber Opera.
On the recital platform, he has performed with Elizabeth Kenny (lute/theorbo) and Zita Silva (Harp), performing with both at the Sherborne Music Festival. Recent engagements include J S Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium (Evangelist and tenor solo) with Collegium Musicum, in Bergen, Matthäus-Passion (Evangelist) with Iain Ledingham, Johannes-Passion (tenor solo) with Bristol Bach Choir, and Matthäus-Passion (tenor solo) with Copenhagen Soloists, John Stainer’s Crucifixion with Edvard Grieg Kor, various Bach Cantatas with Amsterdam Baroque under Ton Koopman, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine with Edvard Grieg Kor, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Bristol Bach Choir, at the Thuringer Bachwochen in the Erfurt Dom and Bach’s Johannes-Passion (Evangelist) in Aberdeen Cathedral and for his debut with the ensemble Gli Angeli, in Geneva.
Kieran graduated from The Royal Academy of Music achieving a Masters with distinction. Whilst at the Academy he held a Kohn Foundation scholarship as a soloist in the Bach Cantata series. He is presently a student of renowned haut-contreJean Paul Fouchecourt.
When he is not singing the music of the 17th and 18th centuries around the United Kingdom and Europe, Kieran may be found driving tractors and herding cattle on his family’s dairy farm in Dorset, where his audience may not understand French but regularly moo with great enthusiasm and appreciation!
Dorset Opera Festival The Coade Theatre Bryanston Blandford Forum
Acis and Galetea G F Handel
Galatea – Elizabeth Cragg Acis – Peter Gijsbertsen Polyphemus – Lukas Jakobski Damon – Kieran White
Conductor – Jeremy Carnall Director – Bence Dávid Kaló Designer – Steve Howell Costume Design – Stewart J Charlesworth Lighting Design – Marc Rosette Chorus Master – Stephen Harris Orchestra Leader – David Spencer
Castor – Kieran White Pollux – Kamil Zdebel Télaïre– Tosca Rousseau Phébé– Anna Werecka Jupiter – Dawid Biwo Le grand Pretre de Jupiter – Wojciech Sztyk Cleone/Une Ombre Hereuse/Une suivante d’Phebe– Ingrida Gapova Un Athlete/Mercure/Un Spartiate – Aleksander Rewiński
Dancers – Adrian Navarro, Valerie Lauer, Aleksandra Pawluczuk, Dominik Skorek, Joanna Lichorowicz-Reś, Sławomir Greś, Elisa Bermejo Gomez, Alberto Arcos
Assistant Choreographer – Karin Modigh Assistant Director – Hannah Gellesz Director, Choreographer – Deda Cristina Colonna Music Director – Benjamin Bayl Set, Costumes, Lighting – Francesco Vitali Head of Vocal Ensemble – Krzysztof Kusiel-Moroz
Warsaw Opera Kamerlana Vocal Ensemble of the Warsaw Chamber Opera Early Instruments Group of the Warsaw Chamber Opera
Brighton Early Music Festival St Matin’s Church 7.30pm
Join Brighton Early Music for a festive performance of Heinrich Schütz The Christmas Story, and seasonal polychoral motets by Schütz, Gabrieli, Praetorius and Mouton. With mulled wine, fizz and mince pies!
Katy Hill soprano Luthien Brackett mezzo-soprano Kieran White, Robin Datta & Dominic Wallis tenors Andrew Robinson baritone Stuart O’Hara bass-baritone
BREMF Consort of voices Deborah Roberts director soloists: Natasha Stone mezzo soprano; Maria McGuiness alto; James Elias baritone
BREMF Singers John Hancorn director
BREMF Community Choir Andrew Robinson director with Leah Stuttard harp
BREMF Players Alison Bury leader Claire Williams organ
Enjoy a selection of videos of Kieran in operatic performance, concert and competition. Or visit his YouTube channel by following the link at the foot of this section. Video may be played full-screen by clicking the appropriate buttons on the WordPress of You Tube players. Press ESC to return to this page view.
Kieran performs in the Final of Concours International de Chant Baroque, Froville 2021: