Gaynor Keeble

Gaynor KeebleGaynor Keeble won scholarships to the University of Warwick and the Royal Academy of Music. She was awarded a Countess of Munster Award and has been a semi-finalist in both the Kathleen Ferrier and the Belvedere International Opera Competition.

On leaving the RAM she joined the Welsh National Opera where she performed and covered many roles including Carmen, Meg Page (Falstaff), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Berta (Barber of Seville),Marcellina (Marriage of Figaro), Flora and Annina (La Traviata),Ragonde (Count Ory).

Roles with the English Touring Opera include Marcellina, Tisbe,(La Cenerentola), Marchese (Daughter of the Regiment), Baba the Turk (Rake’s Progress), with other roles including Buttercup and Hebe (HMS Pinafore) at the Royal Festival Hall and Kate (Pirates of Penzance) D’Oyly Carte Opera at Queen’s Theatre, West End.

Gaynor has made numerous recordings which have included the Councillor’s Wife (Osud) conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras for EMI, Hebe (HMS Pinafore), Patience, Yeomen of the Guard for TER records, and has also performed for the Royal Opera House, Opera North, Mid-Wales Opera, European Chamber Opera and Opera Interludes.

Roles elsewhere include Mrs Sedley (Peter Grimes) with the CBSO, Olga (Eugene Onegin) 2nd and 3rd Lady Magic Flute, Orpheus (Orpheus & Euridice), Mere Jeanne (Dialogue of the Carmelites), Jack (The Wreckers), Priscilla (Silas Marner by Howard Goodall at Salisbury Festival, World Premiere) and Rose Taverner (False Relations) by David Stoll, World Premiere), Ludmilla Bartered Bride (Mid-Wales Opera), Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gertrude Romeo and Juliet, and Witch/Mother Hansel and Gretel for Opera North Larina Eugene Onegin and Mistress Quickly Falstaff for Longborough Festival Opera, La Marquise La Fille du Régiment Diva Opera, Mistress Quickly Falstaff (Opera Project) Voice of Antonia’s Mother, Third Lady Die Zauberflöte and Annina La Traviata (Royal Opera). In 2013 she will sing Auntie Peter Grimes for Albeburgh Festival and in 2014 there will be further performances of Annina at Covent Garden.

Having worked with Orchestras such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Bach Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, The Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and the Vivaldi Concertante, Gaynor’s concert repertoire has included Verdi Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Elijah, Dream of Gerontius and Vivaldi Gloria.