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, recent projects include Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de Perles for Opera North, Oppenheimer in John Adam's Doctor Atomic in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Randy Curtis in Kurt Weill's Lady in the Dark, and Papageno in a modern reworking of The Magic Flute at Welsh National Opera.
Upcoming performances include Zurga - Les Pêcheurs de perles in Antwerp and Ghent, Don Alfonso - Così fan tutte for Opera North, and concerts such as Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms and Rossini's Stabat Mater in the Concertgebouw.
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 (National Opera & Ballet), 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.
Returning to Opera Ballet Vlaanderen after many years, Quirijn features as Zurga in the acclaimed FC Bergman production of Les Pêcheurs de perles in Antwerp and Ghent this winter.
Also in the winter season Quirijn heads back to Opera North to star as Don Alfonso in their famous production of Mozart's Così fan tutte. This is the same Tim Albery production in which Quirijn featured as Guglielmo in 2009, his first at Opera North.