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:
Strauss's at the Ariadne auf Naxos Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera and Opera de Oviedo Tytania in
Britten's at the A Midsummer Night's Dream Royal Opera House and English National Opera Poppea in
Monteverdi's in Theater Basel and Boston Early Music Festival L'incoronazione di Poppea Jeptha in
Handel's , Buxton Festival Jeptha Philine in
Ambroise Thomas's , Buxton Festival Mignon Sylvie in
Gounod's , Buxton Festival La colombe Iole in
Handel's , Buxton Festival Hercules Silvia in
Mozart's , Buxton Festival Ascanio in Alba Gloria in
H.K. Gruber's for Mahogany Opera Group/Bregenz Festival Gloria: A Pigtale Tiny in
Britten's , Bregenz Festival Paul Bunyan Nannetta in
Verdi's at Falstaff English National Opera Woodbird in
Wagner's , Scottish Opera Siegfried Amor in
Gluck's , Scottish Opera Orfeo ed Euridice Papagena in
Mozart's , Scottish Opera and Opera Atelier The Magic Flute Soprano in
Purcell's at King Arthur English National Opera and in San Francisco Soprano in
Bach's at St John Passion English National Opera Dew Fairy in
Engelbert Humperdinck's at the Hansel and Gretel BBC Proms
Recordings [ edit ]
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.
(in Luigi Dallapiccola: Orchestral Works Vol. 2 and Partita 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
Kathleen Ferrier Award 2003 Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (London, UK)
Sources [ edit ]