Kieran Carrel

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Born (1996-03-25) March 25, 1996 (age 28)
Gütersloh, Germany
Alma materRoyal Academy of Music

Kieran Carrel (born 25 March 1996) is a British-German operatic tenor.

Life and career

Kieran Carrel was born in Gütersloh, Germany. He received his first musical education as a choirboy in the Knabenchor Gütersloh and Bachchor Gütersloh.[1]

After finishing school he started his studies with German tenor Christoph Prégardien in Cologne. In the season of 2019/20 Kieran Carrel joined the Theater Bonn where he debuted as Peppe in Pagliacci. Other roles at Theater Bonn include Jacquino in Fidelio, Hotelporter in Death in Venice (opera) in Venice and Sohn des Oberbademeisters in Mauricio Kagel's Staatstheater. In the summer of 2020 he is due to make his debut in Joseph Haydns rarely performed opera Armida (Haydn) at the Bregenzer Festspiele, where he also appears in their production of Rigoletto on the lake.[2]

As a Lied singer Kieran Carrel has appeared in recital with pianists such as Roger Vignoles, Christopher Glynn, Hartmut Höll and Graham Johnson (musician). In 2016 he had his debut at Wigmore Hall, in January 2020 he debuted at Pierre-Boulez-Saal in Berlin.

On the concert stage he has appeared with orchestras such as Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bochumer Symphoniker, l’arte del mondo and conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Dirk Kaftan, and Iain Ledingham.[3] In April 2021 he will sing his first Evangelist in Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra under the baton of his former teacher Christoph Prégardien.[4]


  • 2019: inaugural Leeds Lieder/Schubert Institute UK Song Prize awarded by Angelika Kirchschlager[5]
  • 2020: Fourth Prize in the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition[6]

External links


  1. "Kieran Carrel, Stipendiat der Royal Academy". Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  2. "Armida". Bregenz (in Deutsch). 2019-04-01. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  3. "Kieran Carrel". Maxine Robertson Management Ltd. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  4. "Antwerp Symphony Orchestra". Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  5. "Piano Accompaniment - Royal Academy of Music". Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  6. "The 2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition | Song Competition | Competitions". Wigmore Hall. Retrieved 2020-06-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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