Gaynor Keeble

Mezzo-soprano Gaynor Keeble won scholarships to the University of Warwick and the Royal Academy of Music. Operatic appearances include Katisha in The Mikado for ENO and for Carl Rosa in the USA and Rome, Third Lady in Die Zauberflote and Voice of the Mother in Tales of Hoffmann at the Royal Opera House, Mrs Sedley in Peter Grimes with the CBSO, and Priscilla in the world premiere of Howard Goodall’s Silas Marner at Salisbury Festival, among many others.

Gaynor’s recordings include Osud, conducted by Charles Mackerras for EMI, and HMS Pinafore, Patience and Yeomen of the Guard for TER records.

Recent and future engagements include Mistress Quickly in Falstaff for Longborough Festival Opera, Third Lady in Die Zauberflote and Annina in La traviata for the Royal Opera House, Dame Hannah in Sullivan’s Ruddigore for Opera North, and Florence in Albert Herring with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

(photo by Richard Thompson)

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