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Gaynor Keeble

Mezzo-soprano

  • Gaynor Keeble endowed the Marquise with superb hauteur and impeccable diction
    Opera Magazine
  • …Gaynor Keeble's wonderful Lady Bracknell of a match making Aunt left the most indelible impression
    Daily Telegraph
  • Gaynor Keeble was fully in command as Baba
    Opera Magazine
  • A wonderful singing actress with a rich and powerful voice, Gaynor recently made her debut with English National Opera as Katisha, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Third Lady Die Zauberflöte where she has also performed Voice of the Mother Tales of Hoffmann, and at Opera North where she has sung Mother/Witch Hansel and Gretel and Gertrude Romeo and Juliet.  Other roles include Baba the Turk and Marchese La Fille du Regiment (English Touring Opera), Mrs Sedley Peter Grimes with the CBSO and Hippolyta A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Recent and future highlights include Third Lady Die Zauberflöte and Annina in La Traviata  at Covent Garden, Amneris in a concert performance of Aida, Marcellina The Marriage of Figaro and Mistress Quickly Falstaff for Mid Wales Opera, Dame Hannah in Ruddigore at Opera North, Auntie Peter Grimes at the Aldeburgh Festival and Grimes on the Beach, Florence Albert Herring in a concert performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Marcellina The Marriage of Figaro for Opera North.

    • Auntie, Peter Grimes (DVD), Grimes on the Beach Film Ltd
      Aldeburgh Festival (March 2014)

      Gaynor Keeble’s Auntie is excellent.
      Michael Scott Rohan, BBC Music Magazine
      Gaynor Keeble’s Auntie and the ‘nieces’ of Alexandra Hutton and Charmian Bedford are all in excellent voice, the women’s quartet ‘From the gutter’ being a vocal highlight.
      Mark Pullinger, International Record Review
    • Florence Pike, Albert Herring, BBC Symphony Orchestra
      Barbican Centre (November 2013)

      Gaynor Keeble’s vociferous Florence Pike [was] notable in a one-off cast all of whom were distinctive.
      Paul Driver The Sunday Times
      The cast list of this performance was amazing… Gaynor Keeble as Florence, Lady Billows’s doormat, earnest and possibly envious of the shocking behaviour of the town’s young womenfolk.
      Michael Tanner, The Spectator
      Backing her up with rich vocals was Gaynor Keeble as between-two-worlds housekeeper Florence Pike, excelling in her Act Two harangue.
      David Nice, theartsdesk.com
      Miss Keeble is a very fine character actress with a firm, consistent tone throughout her range.
      Miranda Jackson, Opera Britannia
      Gaynor Keeble sang with great character, firmness and voice. She elicited great sympathy for having to work for a character like Lady Billows.
      Robert Hugill, planethugill.com
    • Auntie, Peter Grimes, Grimes on the Beach
      Aldeburgh Festival (June 2013)

      Gaynor Keeble’s plush-toned Auntie is a far cry from the raddled old character mezzo usually cast in the role.
      Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times
      The other characters make a marvellous gallery, including Gaynor Keeble's Auntie.
      Andrew Clements, The Guardian
      Gaynor Keeble’s rich-voiced Auntie.
      Clare Colvin, The Express
      The nieces were overseen by a sassy Auntie, sung forcefully with rich tone and feisty spirit by Gaynor Keeble.
      Opera Today
      Mrs Sedly and Gaynor Keeble as Auntie, the landlady whose female staff offer more than mere alcoholic beverages to the inhabitants of the Borough…both characterized their roles vividly and perceptively: these were real people we were listening to onstage, and however many times one might have seen Peter Grimes in the opera house, these performances had authenticities all of their own.
      Mike Reynolds, MusicalCriticism.com
      Ellen Orford’s quartet with Auntie (Gaynor Keeble)…is one of the highlights, a testament to the singers of course.
      Kimon Daltas, The Arts Desk
      Gaynor Keeble was a strong, no-nonsense landlady.
      Gareth Jones, The Ipswich Star
    • Annina (La Traviata), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
      (November 2011)

      Gaynor Keeble’s carefully observed Annina
      The Stage
      a particularly strong Annina from Gaynor Keeble
      Intermezzo
    • Mistress Quickly (Falstaff), Opera Project
      (July 2011)

      Gaynor Keeble gave us another of her sassy portrayals as Mistress Quickly, who is, after all, the pivot of the entire delightful farce.
      Opera Magazine
    • Marquise (La fille du régiment), Diva Opera, France
      (July 2011)

      Gaynor Keeble gives a colorful performance in the role of Marquise of Birkenfeld
      Le Bien Public in Dijon
    • Die Zauberflöte, Royal Opera House
      (February 2011)

      Gaynor Keeble [was] on wondrous form
      MusicOMH
      The best singing of the evening came from the Three Ladies (Elizabeth Meister, Kai Rüütel and Gaynor Keeble).
      Intermezzo
      The First and Second Ladies were joined by the more experienced Gaynor Keeble to form a well-blended trio.
      Opera Today
    • Mistress Quickly (Falstaff), Mid Wales Opera,
      (September 2010)

      Gaynor Keeble's Mistress Quickly is a rich-toned caricature.
      The Guardian
      Gaynor Keeble is sensationally witty, perky and smart in her beautifully-vocalised Mistress Quickly
      Birmingham Post
    • Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Royal Opera House
      (November 2008)

      Gaynor Keeble, Kostas Smoriginas and Ji-Min Park all made strong marks in smaller roles
      The Daily Telegraph
      Gaynor Keeble shines briefly as her mother’s spirit
      The Stage
      Gaynor Keeble made the most of her few moments as the Spirit of Antonia’s mother
      Music Web International
      Gaynor Keeble as the spirit of her mother was truly affecting, and the most memorable of the mostly well-taking smaller parts
      Intermezzo
      …and the spirit of her mother, sung with lovely fruity tone by Gaynor Keeble.
      Classical Source
  • Gaynor Keeble’s Concert Repertoire

    Bach
    • St John Passion
    • St Matthew Passion
    • B Minor Mass
    • Christmas Oratorio
    Beethoven
    • Mass in C Minor
    Brahms
    • Alto Rhapsody
    • Liebeslieder
    Elgar
    • Dream of Gerontius
    • Music Makers
    • Light of Life
    • The Kingdom
    Handel
    • Messiah
    • Samson
    Janacek
    • Glagolitic Mass
    Jenkins
    • Stabat Mater
    Mahler
    • Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
    Mendelssohn
    • Elijah
    Mozart
    • Requiem
    • C Minor Mass
    Rossini
    • Petite Messe Solennelle
    • Stabat Mater
    Rutter
    • Magnificat
    • Mass for the Children
    Tippett
    • Child of our Time
    Verdi
    • Requiem
  • Photos

    • Photographer credit: Richard Johnson
      Photographer credit: Richard Johnson