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 “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

About

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 Alcina at 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-contre Jean 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!

Schedule

4th, 6th, 10th, 12th June 2021

Cockpit Theatre
Marylebone
London

L’Egisto
Cavalli

Egisto – Kieran White
Climene – Helen May
Lidio – Erik Schlossberg
Clori – Shafali Jalota
Hipparco – Thomas Kelly

Hampstead Garden Opera

5th – 12th July 2021

Brighton

La Liberazione di Ruggiero
Caccini

Ruggiero – Kieran White

Brighton Early Music Festival Opera

23rd July 2021

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

Dorset Opera Festival

24th – 28th August 2021

The Arcola Theatre
Grimeborn Festival
Dalston
London

Alcina
G F Handel

Marcio da Silva Stage/Music Director
Stephanie Gurga Music Director/Harpsichord
Laura Hensley Assistant Stage Director 
Benjamin Riedel Assistant Stage Director/Stage Manager

Cédric Meyer Archlute
Edmund Taylor, Kirstin Main Violin 
Jacob Garside Cello

Helen May Alcina
Laura Fleur Ruggiero
Kathleen Nic Dhiarmada Morgana
Maya Wheeler-Colwell Bradamante 
Kieran White Oronte 
John Holland-Avery Melisso
Poppy Shotts Oberto

Ensemble OrQuesta

10th September 2021

Château de Lunéville

Concours International de Chant Baroque de Froville
Semi-Final

12th September 2021

Église romane de Froville

Concours International de Chant Baroque de Froville
Final

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17th, 18th September 2021

Théâtre Basse Passière
Normandy
France

Alcina
G F Handel

Marcio da Silva Stage/Music Director
Stephanie Gurga Music Director/Harpsichord
Laura Hensley Assistant Stage Director 
Benjamin Riedel Assistant Stage Director/Stage Manager

Cédric Meyer Archlute
Edmund Taylor, Kirstin Main Violin 
Jacob Garside Cello 

Helen May Alcina
Laura Fleur Ruggiero
Kathleen Nic Dhiarmada Morgana
Maya Wheeler-Colwell Bradamante 
Kieran White Oronte 
John Holland-Avery Melisso
Poppy Shotts Oberto

Ensemble OrQuesta

7th October 2021

Caves du Manoir, Martigny, Switzerland

8th October 2021

Salles des pas perdus, Sion, Switzerland

Die Feier des Genius: op4
Chaconne in D minor (J S Bach)
Partita in E major, Prelude (J S Bach)

Elise Lehec, Viola
Stephanie Gurga, Continuo
Helen May, Soprano
Kieran White, Tenor
James Berry, Baritone

Valéik

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26, 27, 28, 30 November 2021

Warsaw Opera Kamerlana
Poland

Castor et Pollux
Rameau

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 SpartiateAleksander 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

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Sunday 5th December 2021

Korskirken
Bergen, Norway
6.00pm


Pre-Christmas Concert

Corelli
Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 8 in G minor

J S Bach
Cantata “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” BWV 61/62 
Cantata “Ich freue mich in dir” BWV 133

Bjarte Engeset Conductor

Annika Synnøve Beinnes Soprano
Eva B. Landro Alto
Kieran White Tenor
Peter Lidbetter Bass

Sigurd Imsen Orchestra leader

Håkon Matti Skrede Kormester

Collegium Musicum Choir and Orchestra

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Saturday 18th December 2021

Brighton Early Music Festival
St Matin’s Church
7.30pm

BREMF@Christmas

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 WhiteRobin 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

The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble

Video

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.

Competition

Kieran performs in the Final of Concours International de Chant Baroque, Froville 2021:

Concours de Chant Baroque de Froville 2021

Opera

Acis & Galatea – Dorset Opera Festival, July 2021
L’Egisto by Francesco Cavalli – Hampstead Garden Opera June 2021
Lasso io vivo (Egisto)

In Concert

BWV 127: Recitative: Wenn alles sich – J.S.Bach: Edvard Grieg Kor 2019
St Matthew Passion: Aria: Geduld – J.S.Bach: Copenhagen Soloists 2018
Messiah: Aria: Rejoice – Händel
Aria: Thou Shalt Break Them – Händel: Copenhagen Soloists 2019
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Visit Kieran’s YouTube channel here

Contact Kieran

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