Kieran Rayner

Samling Artist Programme: 2017

New Zealand baritone Kieran Rayner studies at the Royal College of Music International Opera School (RCMIOS) with Russell Smythe as the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Scholar, also supported by Victoria League and HelpMusicians UK (Sybil Tutton/Felicity Guinness awards). He is a Britten-Pears Young Artist in 2017/2018 and attended the 2017 Internationale Meistersinger Akademie with Edith Wiens. Roles include Le Mari/Le Directeur in Les mamelles de Tirésias, Pausanias in Une éducation manquée, Gustavo in Faramondo, Nardo in La finta giardiniera, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Vicar Gedge in Albert Herring (RCMIOS); Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen, six roles in English Eccentrics (British Youth Opera); Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Park Opera); and Blacksmith in the world premiere of Philip Sunderland’s The Glass Knight (Saffron Hall). Concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music (Buckingham Palace with John Wilson); Stravinsky’s Pulcinella under Vladimir Jurowski; Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Orchestra Wellington); and Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass (New Caledonia).