Gillian Keith

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Gillian Keith (born 3 April 1972 in Toronto) is a Canadian/British operatic soprano, originally from Toronto, Canada, and living in London, UK.

Keith was educated at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Schulich School of Music of McGill University, Montreal, and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.


Keith's roles include:


  • Handel German Arias – Gillian Keith (soprano) with Florilegium. Label: Channel Classics
  • Gillian Keith Bei Strauss – Gillian Keith (soprano); Simon Lepper (piano). Label: Champs Hill Records
  • Handel: Gloria – Gillian Keith (soprano), John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) English Baroque Soloists. Label: Philips
  • "Schubert Among Friends" – Gillian Keith (soprano), Aldeburgh Connection Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata, piano, with Michael Schade, tenor and Colin Ainsworth, tenor
  • Bach Cantatas Vol. 23: Arnstadt/Echternach – Gillian Keith (soprano); Daniel Taylor (countertenor); Charles Daniels (tenor); Stephen Varcoe (Bass); Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Label: Soli Deo Gloria
  • Debussy – Early Songs – Gillian Keith (soprano); Simon Lepper (piano). Label: Deux-Elles Ltd.
  • Debussy – Songs For His Muse – Gillian Keith (soprano); Simon Lepper (piano). Label: Deux-Elles Ltd.
  • Luigi Dallapiccola: Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (in Partita and Quattro Liriche di Antonio Machado) – Gillian Keith (soprano); Paul Watkins (cello); BBC Philharmonic; Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Label: Chandos Records
  • Ariadne On Naxos Richard Strauss – Gillian Keith (soprano), Sir Richard Armstrong (conductor) Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with Christine Brewer, Alice Coote, Robert Dean-Smith, Alan Opie. Label: Chandos


  • 1998 Royal Over-Seas League Vocal Competition First Prize Winner
  • 2000 Kathleen Ferrier Award
  • 2003 Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (London, UK)