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Keel Watson

Bass-baritone

Keel Watson has performed Zuniga Carmen (Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon), the UK premiere of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín (Durham) and King Shariyaati in the world premiere of Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukayna (ROH and LPO).

Previously for ENO: Dr Bartolo The Marriage of Figaro

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Bosun Billy Budd (ROH); Fasolt Das Rheingold (Lisbon, Palermo); Iago Otello, Dosifey Khovanshchina, Don Pizarro Fidelio (Birmingham Opera); Zuniga, Mandryka Arabella (Opera North). He has also performed regularly with Opera Holland Park and English Touring Opera. He also appeared as Second Armed Man in Kenneth Branagh’s 2006 film version of The Magic Flute. Major concert engagements include the concert version of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra); Carmina Burana (Royal Festival Hall) and A Child of our Time (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra).

Last updated: 11th July 2018