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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 - Les Pêcheurs de Perles in the UK and BelgiumTheseus - A Midsummer Night’s DreamDon Alfonso - Così fan tutte, Almaviva - The Marriage of Figaro, and Papageno - The Magic Flute. In the category modern opera: Oppenheimer in John Adam's Doctor Atomic in the Netherlands, 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). With musical theatre lead roles such as Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night MusicRandy Curtis - Lady in the Dark and Harry Easter - Street Scene, both by Kurt Weill, as well as concerts such as Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms and Rossini's Stabat Mater in the Concertgebouw.

Upcoming performances include Giorgio Germont - La Traviata in Belgium, Lied recitals in London and the lead role of Samuel Cooper in Kurt Weill's Love Life at Opera North. This production will provide the first ever full-scale recording of the work, in collaboration with the Kurt Weill Foundation.

He has appeared in several broadcast operas such as Hamlet by Thomas, Sam in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, and OttoneAgrippina.


Quirijn de Lang made his British debut at the Garsington Festival as Harlekin in 2007. He has subsequently become a regular visitor to the UK, building particularly strong relationships with the summer festivals at Grange Park, Garsington and at Opera North, with roles such as Der Graf/Capriccio, Schaunard/La bohème, Dandini/ La Cenerentola, Guglielmo/Così fan tutte, Yeletsky/Pikovaya Dama, Demetrius/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Danilo/The Merry Widow, Lieutenant Audebert/Silent Night, and Fred-Petrucchio/Kiss Me, Kate, which he has also performed for Welsh National Opera, and at the London Coliseum.


Quirijn de Lang has performed over 70 roles in his career and every year adds new ones to this impressive list.

Even during his studies at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he made his professional stage debut as Papageno for the Nederlandse Reisopera, subsequently singing in many of the major European opera houses, such as Deutsche Oper Berlin, The Netherlands Opera, La Monnaie, and English National Opera, in roles such as Pantalon/L'Amour des trois oranges, Harlekin/Ariadne auf Naxos, Ottokar/Der Freischütz, Malatesta/Don Pasquale, and Don Giovanni


Born in Holland of Dutch and Indonesian descent, Quirijn spent six years of his childhood in Japan.  After studying biology at the University of Amsterdam, he studied singing at the Milanese Scuola di Musica, and received his Bachelors and Masters in Music and Opera at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. During the Covid lockdowns he developed himself as a newsreader, journalist and television presenter in his hometown of Haarlem, the Netherlands, producing a television series - Van Bavo naar Bavo - about the two cathedrals there. 

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