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Gaynor Keeble will be adjudicating choral and classical vocal classes at WCAF this year. Read on to learn a little bit more about her.

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Gaynor Keeble


Gaynor Keeble gained scholarships to the University of Warwick and the Royal Academy of Music. She combines a busy performing career with teaching both privately & at Warwick University & adjudicating at many festivals as a Federation adjudicator. She has also worked extensively with English Touring Opera’s Education Programme and is also vocal consultant to several local choirs and was recently made patron of Wessex Chorus. She has been on the panel of the prestigious David Clover Singers Platform competition and has judged many prizes at Birmingham Conservatoire. She was a member of Welsh National Opera for three years and has worked for the Royal Opera, English National Opera Opera North, D’Oyly Carte Mid-Wales and English Touring Opera Carl Rosa. Roles with these companies include Carmen Delilah (Samson & Delilah) Amneris (Aida) Marchioness (Daughter of the Regiment) Baba the Turk (Rake’s Progress) Mrs Sedley (Peter Grimes) Meg Page (Falstaff) Maddalena (Rigoletto) Marcellina (Marriage of Figaro) Orpheus (Orpheus and Euridice) and Tisbe (Cenerentola) Katisha (Mikado) Azucena (Il Trovatore). Concert include appearances with the London Mozart Players, London Bach Orchestra, CBSO Royal Philharmonic and The Philharmonia. She was made an ARAM in 2009. She maintains a busy operatic career with recent engagements including Katisha & Dame Carruthers(ENO) 3rd Lady Magic Flute, Voice of the Mother (Hoffmann) and Annina (Traviata)Royal Opera House Madame la Croissy (cover) ( Poulenc) Glyndebourne Hippolyta (Midsummer Nights Dream) & Gertrude (Romeo & Juliet)

both for Opera North. Dame Hannah ( Ruddigore) Opera North Zita ( Gianni Schicchi) .Auntie in the highly acclaimed Peter Grimes on the Beach for the Aldeburgh Festival and Florence Pike ( Albert Herring) at the Barbican with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Desire Arnfelt ( A Little Night Music) Opera Project, Marcellina for Opera North Mistress Quickly ( Falstaff) and Annina ROH ,her role debut as Kostelnicka (Jenufa) for Longborough Festival Opera.

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