Quirijn de Lang
”De Lang has a magnetic presence and the mahogany-toned voice is focused and used to compelling effect.” - Opera Britannia
Quirijn de Lang is widely known as an exceptional singing actor in a wide and varied repertoire.
Equally successful as Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet and Fred/Petrucchio in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, he is at home in the traditional operatic baritone repertoire as well as the world of operetta and classic musicals.
He was performing as Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro and Harry Easter in Street Scene for Opera North, when the first Covid-19 lockdown came into effect.
His debut as Fredrik Egerman in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music took place in June 2021 at the Leeds Playhouse and was rewarded with 5 stars across the board.
Back in the Netherlands, Quirijn de Lang presented a song program: De Stille Stad, The Quiet City, which describes the turmoil of the 2020 Covid-lockdown.
He returned to Opera North this Autumn as Sam in their celebrated production of Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti and curated and performed a concert of The Great American Songbook together with Sandra Piques Eddy.
In 2022 he is scheduled to perform as Count Almaviva in David Pountney’s opera Figaro Gets a Divorce, in Magdeburg, Germany, Theseus/A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera Zuid in the Netherlands, and returning to the Leeds Playhouse for a reprise of Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music in July.
Quirijn de Lang sings out the old year with two Christmas Concerts with the famous Halle Orchestra in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and Nottingham's Concert Hall. Figaro and Carmen's Toreador make an appearance next to Christmas classics like Oh Holy Night and It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Let it Snow!
Next he can be heard making his debut at Theater Magdeburg, the leading house of Sachsen-Anhalt in the role of Almaviva in the fourth installment of the Figaro saga - Figaro Gets a Divorce - an opera by Elena Langer with a libretto by Sir David Pountney, who also directs. The opera was premiered at Welsh National Opera in 2015 and has been welcomed in many theaters around the world.
Appearing in his home country for the first time since 2018, he will make his debut at Opera Zuid in May in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Not as Demetrius this time, but as the King of Athens, Theseus.
In July he can be seen and heard reprising his much acclaimed role as Fredrik Egerman in the Leeds Playhouse production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music which garnered so much praise last Summer.