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Così fan tutte - Mozart

Don Alfonso

Opera North 2024

"Don Alfonso (Quirijn De Lang), a sharp-witted philosopher, centres the whole story. De Lang’s portrayal is nuanced and powerful, enriching the character with depth and authority that echo across the stage. His voice, strength, subtlety, precise timing, and emotive delivery deepen the story and captivate the audience." - Jadar


"At the heart of the production is the cunning Don Alfonso, portrayed with skilful nuance by Quirijn de Lang, who captures the essence of Don Alfonso’s manipulative intellect, guiding the unfolding drama with a sly grin and a twinkle in his eye.

His interactions with the young couples, Ferrando and Guglielmo, are particularly captivating, showcasing his ability to toy with their emotions while maintaining an air of sophistication. He is dastardly and surreptitious." - Manchester Online


"Opera North favourite Quirijn de Lang yet again displays how capable he is of disappearing into his stage character." The Scarborough News



Les pêcheurs de perles - Bizet


Opera Ballet Vlaanderen 2024

"En Zurga, le baryton Quirijn de Lang montre une incarnation particulièrement investie et une articulation française superlative. Il évoque la souffrance de son personnage de façon très convaincante et se révèle singulièrement touchant dans les scènes finales où il accepte de mourir pour libérer le couple des amants." (avant-scene)

Doctor Atomic - Adams


USC - Utrecht 2023

"De Lang’s interpretation of Oppenheimer was absolutely top-notch. His character is constantly onstage, in reality everything revolves around him and equally in the opera as in Los Alamos he is not granted a moment of let-up."​ - operamagazine


"The main role is Julius Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who helped develop the first nuclear bombs. His ambivalence between his fear and respect for the bomb is exquisitely portrayed vocally as well as in his acting by the baritone Quirijn de Lang. What a joy to be able to see him again on a Dutch stage! Goose-bumps were felt with his neo-baroque aria at the end of the first act.​" - operanederland 


"The Dr. Atomic/Oppenheimer character in Utrecht, played by Quirijn de Lang, could have walked straight out of an historic photograph. The casting was first-rate in singing and acting qualities. Quirijn de Lang portrayed with his warm baritone and in his stage-performance Oppenheimer’s sympathetic side.​" - Basiaconfuoco


"Baritone Quirijn de Lang paints a penetrating portrait of the enigmatic Oppenheimer, a scientist with a cool head who feeds his soul with texts by the French poet Baudelaire. His struggle of conscience is performed with particular intensity in the John Donne sonnet Batter my Heart." - De Volkskrant

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Les pêcheurs de perles - Bizet


Opera North 2023

"Quirijn de Lang is hugely impressive as the town’s elected leader, Zurga. His powerful baritone voice carries throughout the hall, over the orchestra, and has a rich and velvety quality which is a joy to listen to. Despite this being a concert version of the opera, he demonstrates his acting skill in portraying the many moods of this complex character, and his remorseful solo in Act 3 is particularly convincing; he captures perfectly a man tortured by regret and indecision, before once again being consumed by jealousy and anger." - East Midlands Theatre


"De Lang brought a kind of convincing sobriety to his character which, like the others, seems incomplete and insubstantial in the libretto. I consider that de Lang is at his best in comic parts, but here he confirmed once again that he is most versatile." - Bachtrack


"De Lang is the vocal star of the evening - uneasy with the power of his election as “king” of the pearl fishers, tortured by love, jealousy, honour, we feel his pain." - Quays Life

"Quirijn de Lang has rarely sounded as resonant as he does as Zurga, right from the start. He commands the stage. But he reins back for the big duet with Nico Darmanin’s Nadir, who had not quite reached full throttle at that point on this opening night." - Charles Hutch Press



The Magic Flute - Mozart


Welsh National Opera 2023

"Quirijn de Lang provides much humour as Papageno in an accomplished performance – the baritone’s rich tone is a joy to witness and, coupled with his exceptional characterisation, he delivers a stand-out display." - Wales Arts Review 

"Quirijn de Lang’s Papageno is in some ways a star of the show as he brings the laughs. Dressed somewhat like an eco-warrior, he questions the trials, he refuses to obey the rules and he creates his own mini world of gentle anarchy." - Whatsonlive


"Quirijn de Lang’s beautifully balanced romantic coward Papageno, the Queen’s bird-catcher, was constantly attended by a lovely array of expertly manipulated hand-puppet birds." - Fine Times Recorder


Lady in the Dark - Weill

Randy Curtis

Opera Zuid 2022

"Quirijn de Lang is well-cast as delightful dandy Randy Curtis, who keeps to his macho-roles, but secretly longs for the plainer life." - de Volkskrant

"With baritone Quirijn de Lang as filmstar Randy Curtis in a leading role. He exudes a natural charm in his acting and sings his numbers with panache." - place de l’opera

A Little Night Music - Sondheim

Fredrik Egerman

Leeds Playhouse / Opera North 2022

"De Lang has to play Fredrick with considerable understatement. After all, he is the monochrome father/lawyer/bureaucrat who counterpoints the multi-coloured characters around him. Nevertheless, his singing is as immaculate as ever. His elegant stage presence is used for comic effect as he tumbles into the fountain, positioned centre stage." - Musicaltheatrereview

"Quirijn de Lang, who proved his comic chops in Opera North’s La Cenerentola and Kiss Me Kate, is again on great form with a trickier, more emotionally complex part. In "Now", his timing and enunciation on "now, I still want and/or love you" is bitingly humorous." - Britishtheatreguide


A Midsummer Night's Dream - Britten


Opera Zuid 2022

"It is interesting that Britten and Pears only present Theseus and Hippolyta at the very end of the evening, but it's worth the wait. Bass-baritone Quirijn de Lang sang his role with royal superiority." - 8weekly


Figaro Gets a Divorce


Theater Magdeburg 2022

"Quirijn de Lang made his Almaviva a somewhat world-weary and rarely happy count. With his stiff comportment and solid singing he presented a man who repeatedly seems to comprehend only when it's already too late." - IOCO

The Hallé Orchestra 

Christmas Concerts 2021

"They were helped by one of the best singers ever booked for one of these events, the baritone Quirijn de Lang, well-known to Nottingham’s music lovers as a stalwart of Opera North.And it mattered that he is an actor as well as a singer, with high charisma, a gleam in his eyes and a lovely voice.  

He vividly characterized Rossini’s Figaro and Bizet’s Escamillo in the programme’s first half while relaxing into numbers like On The Street Where You Live (from My Fair  Lady), Let It Snow and White Christmas in the second. In fact, he could have sung all night and the audience wouldn’t have minded one bit.- Nottingham Post


"The night’s guest star, so to speak, was Quirijn de Lang. A Dutch baritone with a CV as long as a Wagnerian opera, Quirijn supplied the vocals with gusto. A particular favourite was his rendition On the Street where You Live, from My Fair Lady. A superb and versatile voice, as polished with the musicals as the operas." -


Trouble in Tahiti 

Opera North 2021

"De Lang is mesmerizing, showing Sam’s public persona fighting with his personal wishes with great subtlety.  His resonant voice has authority but vulnerability too.- East Midlands Theatre


A Little Night Music

Leeds Playhouse / Opera North 2021

"The fine baritone Quirijn de Lang, a constant pleasure at Opera North, often seems to have a trace of Basil Fawlty in his genes, and he brings out the ridiculous aspects of lawyer Fredrik Egerman superbly. He is at his peak in “You must meet my wife”, sung with soprano Stephanie Corley as his old flame Desiree Armfeldt.- Bachtrack

"Another challenge is that this show has long, Ibsenite dialogue scenes (by playwright Hugh Wheeler). Barstow hits every punchline, and Dutch baritone Quirijn de Lang, as lawyer Fredrik, is equally pleasing in speech and the conversational song It Would Have Been Wonderful (a rare example of someone wishing their lover looked hideous)." - The Guardian

by Robert Workman

The Marriage of Figaro

Opera North 2020

"The man who has it all, the Count Almaviva is quite simply a shoe-in role for Dutch Baritone Quirijn de Lang. He has chocolatey rich tones, is tall in stature and his ability to appear imperious is ideal. Quite delightfully he balances his power and authority with vulnerability." - Yorkshire times


"Quirijn de Lang’s villainous, moustachioed Count, full of self-entitlement and self-delusion, invites lots of laughter and disapproval. His rich baritone voice fits the character perfectly." - ON-Magazine


"Dutch baritone Quirijn de Lang is a perfectly rakish Count, providing one of the highlights of the evening with his aria in Act III." - The Stage


"Quirijn de Lang has often been praised here, and his Count was a study in hauteur, suaveness and comic timing. Resembling a young David Niven, he presented a more than usually venal husband, though singing with stylish grace." - Music-omh

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