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 Covid-19 lockdown came into effect.
His delayed debut as Fredrik Egerman in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music took place on June 26, 2021 at the Leeds Playhouse and was rewarded with 5 stars across the board.
Together with pianist Eke Simons, Quirijn de Lang will present a song program: De Stille Stad, which describes the turmoil of the 2020 Covid-lockdown. Since the lockdown has affected everyone in society they will bring the program to larger and smaller local venues throughout the Netherlands at the end of August.
Later in the year, he returns to Opera North as Sam in their celebrated production of Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti.
Quirijn de Lang and Eke Simons will be performing a newly developed Lieder-cycle:
De Stille Stad (The Quiet City)
from August 2021 in the Netherlands.
De Stille Stad features some of the most beautiful songs of the Romantic and Modern Era and captures the feelings of the Covid lockdown
in a thrilling Orpheus journey in search of the
Listen below to a live excerpt from the concert, and an interview with operamagazine.nl
Quirijn de Lang returns as Sam in Matthew Eberhardt's acclaimed Opera North production of Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti.
This production was featured multiple times on Sky Arts and Opera Europa.
On October 10 Quirijn de Lang curates a special concert of the American Songbook for the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds. Together with American star mezzo Sandra Piques Eddy he sings a concert of American Standards woven into a story of two heartbroken people finding happiness. They are accompanied by a jazz quartet led by Antony Hermus.
Quirijn de Lang
”De Lang has a magnetic presence and the mahogany-toned voice is focused and used to compelling effect.” - Opera Britannia