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

Street Scene

Opera North 2020

"There are some superbly observed character portraits, among them Quirijn de Lang as Rose’s dangerously seductive boss, Harry Easter.”

- The Guardian 

 

“Quirijn de Lang is creepily repulsive as lustful smoothie Harry”

The Arts Desk

 

Quirijn de Lang gave a superb cameo as the sharp-suited Harry Easter who wants to put Rose on the stage." - Planet Hugill

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Don Pasquale

Welsh National Opera 2019

"Quirijn De Lang as Malatesta was the one whose every nuance of speech and flick of wrist delighted and enthralled. His character was at once a parody and yet utterly familiar. Both charismatic and conniving in equal measure, this gender fluid-seeming gentleman was, for me, the highlight of the show."

- Buzz magazine

 

"Quirijn de Lang had a very fine voice indeed and nearly steals the show with his louche, laughable and almost heroically physical portrayal of a young Malatesta." - Plays to See *****

 

"But the real star of the show is Quirijn de Lang as the fixer Malatesta. Stalking on stage with his skin-tight leather-look snakeskin sheer tops, leopard and snake skin jackets, his chunky silver jewellery and heavily made-up eyes he's both very sexual and yet androgynous at the same time."

- Weekend Notes

Silent Night

Opera North 2018

"Leading the large cast, the Dutch baritone Quirijn de Lang showed touching nobility as the French lieutenant Audebert, homesick for his wife and child." - The Guardian

"Quirijn de Lang brings elegance and warmth to the part of a French lieutenant separated from his pregnant wife." - British Theatre Guide

 

"Lieutenants Audebert (Quirijn de Lang) and Horstmayer (Richard Burkhard) are the most ambivalent characters in the piece – both intelligently acted and splendidly sung." 

     - The Reviews Hub

by Tristram Kenton

The Merry Widow

Opera North 2018

“Baritone Quirijn de Lang, is a terrific Danilo, his notes in the upper register perfectly delivered. The sweetness of his voice, especially in "I’m off to Chez Maxim" in Act 1, makes him a convincingly amiable playboy.” - Bachtrack

“Quirijn de Lang as Danilo is perfectly cast, exuding just the right amount of rakish charm. In terms of stagecraft he has it all - wonderful comic timing, facial expressions, physical comedy, witty asides - and his voice isn't bad either. Joking aside, he has a terrific voice for this role.” - The Yorkshire Times

Kiss Me, Kate 

Opera North 2018

London, Ravenna, Edinburgh tour

"Quirijn de Lang showed off what an operatic voice can do in musical theatre; “Where is the life that late I led” was earnestly sung with warmth and strength. De Lang is improbably watchable on stage, and the sparks flew in his exchanges with Stephanie Corley, whether on the stage of The Taming of the Shrew (as Petruchio and Kate) or off-stage (as Fred and Lilli). De Lang showed that he can do subtle comedy just as well as the raucous stuff – he even produced more-than-decent Shakespearean delivery in his various sets of original Shakespeare lines.” - Bachtrack

Hamlet

Opera2Day 2018

"Quirijn de Lang was such an expressive and intensely dramatic performer. This was not one of those performances which prized beauty of tone above all else, though de Lang sang with a nice flexibility of line and suppleness, but he seemed to prize vivid intensity above all things and this was a Hamlet who we could hear, really suffered. His performance kept you involved from the moment he was on stage to the very end." 

    - Opera Now

"De ideale Hamlet is bariton Quirijn de Lang, die heel operaminnend Nederland verrukte toen hij in 1999 op tweeëntwintigjarige leeftijd bij de Reisopera al een Papageno neerzette die een gerijpt talent deed vermoeden. Hij twijfelt, is kordaat, besluit toch weer niet, is wanhopig en dat alles op een manier die natuurlijk is en tegelijk klinkt als een klok. Zijn Frans is ‘impeccable’, hetgeen zou doen vermoeden dat Frankrijk zijn tweede huis is, terwijl alle operaliefhebbers weten dat hij voornamelijk in Engeland zingt."

    - BrabantCultureel

"Gute Voraussetzungen für einen hoffnungsvollen jungen Bariton wie Quirijn de Lang, der die Titelrolle mit dem Balsam seiner Stimme krönt und die innere Zerrissenheit des jungen Prinzen glaubhaft darstellen kann."

    - O-Ton Kulturmagazin

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Trouble in Tahiti

Opera North 2017

"Baritone Quirijn de Lang employed his dark baritone and considerable acting ability to great effect as the office-bound executive Sam. He is a really flexible performer, well-suited to comic parts as well as serious ones." - Bachtrack 

"Perfectly cast."             "Magnetic"           " Spirited and vocally crisp."

              -  Telegraph                      - WhatsonStage                              -  The Guardian 

"Quirijn de Lang and Wallis Giunta sing and play the couple to near perfection."

  - Seen and heard International

L'Enfant et les sortilèges

Opera North 2017

 

"Quirijn de Lang raises plenty of audience laughter as the offended Clock, brandishing its broken pendulum, and also as the Tom Cat who sings and dances with his mate in a hilarious miaowing duet."

     - Bachtrack 

Il Turco in Italia

Garsington Opera 2017

"Crucially, Quirijn de Lang, in the eponymous role, was a confident and authoritative presence – brash and assertive with singing to suit, and sure of his appeal to women, but with a lively enough disposition to negotiate with mercurial humour."

  - Seen and Heard International

"Although Quirijn de Lang’s Selim is a little dry-toned, the physical comedy is strong and the text is bright." - The Times

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La Cenerentola

Opera North 2017

"Quirijn de Lang is luxury casting as svelte-toned Dandini." - The Guardian

"Quirijn de Lang had the understated comedy of Dandini down perfectly and made a great impression." - Opera Journal 

Kiss Me, Kate

Welsh National Opera 2016

"Quirijn de Lang emerged as the absolute ‘star’ of the evening. He sang well, and acted both his roles, whether as the vain and sardonic Fred Graham or the fiercely effective Petruchio. 

In the spoken scenes, lifted more or less straight from Shakespeare, his performance as the Shrew-Tamer was on a par with most, and better than quite a few of the many ‘straight’ Shakespearean actors I have seen attempting the role."

Seen and Heard International 

 

"Mr Quirijn de Lang sings like a dream. His articulation is first class and what Cole Porter wrote in lyrics which are showstoppers, are made wonderfully clear and so you listen and you applaud and that applause is well-deserved." - Birmingham Post