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.
Now his delayed debut as Fredrik Egerman in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music will take place on June 26 at the Leeds Playhouse and run until mid-July.
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.
Live performances possible again!
The UK is slowly coming out of lockdown, and that sparks the hope that theatres and audiences can be reunited again for live performances after a very long year.
Sondheim's A Little Night Music will open for
19 performances on June 26,
starring Quirijn de Lang as Fredrik Egerman, Stephanie Corley as Desirée, and Dame Josephine Barstow as Madame Armfeldt; directed by James Brining, and musically in the hands of Sondheim expert Jim Holmes and the Orchestra of Opera North.
We are thrilled to be welcoming audiences again at The Leeds Playhouse.
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
Quirijn de Lang
”De Lang has a magnetic presence and the mahogany-toned voice is focused and used to compelling effect.” - Opera Britannia