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.
Showcasing this wide variety of styles, upcoming projects include Randy Curtis in Kurt Weill's Lady in the Dark, Papageno in a modern reworking of The Magic Flute at Welsh National Opera, and Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de Perles for Opera North.
2022 saw him as Count Almaviva in David Pountney’s opera Figaro Gets a Divorce, in Magdeburg, Germany, Covering Orphée in the world première of Manfred Trojahn's Eurydice - Die Liebenden Blind at National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam, 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.
Quirijn de Lang is looking forward to performing more of Kurt Weill's work as Randy Curtis in Lady in the Dark at Opera Zuid.
A fascinating piece that was far ahead of its time.
Next he returns to Welsh National Opera for another collaboration with director Daisy Evans, who has reimagined the Magic Flute while staying true to the original sentiments of the piece, much like she did with the immensely successful Don Pasquale in 2019.
This production also means a return to the role of Papageno, which launched Quirijn's career many years ago.
In the wake of Papageno, Quirijn will perform the role of Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de Perles by Bizet. This role has been a cherished dream for a long time.