Kieran Rayner


Kieran Rayner is a London based New Zealand baritone.

He is a Britten Pears Young Artist 2021-22, and has been a Young Artist with Garsington Opera (winning the Sandbach Prize), Independent Opera, Verbier Festival, Samling Arts, Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, and has been generously supported by the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. He was an International Handel Competition Finalist 2021, Wigmore Hall International Song Competition semi finalist 2019 and Royal Overseas League prize winner. Recent roles include Marcello/La bohème (Mid Wales Opera); Baron Pictordu/Cendrillon (VIARDOT200); Forester/The Cunning Little Vixen (Longborough Festival Opera); Notar/Der Rosenkavalier, Prince of Mantua/Fantasio, cover Remo/The Skating Rink (Garsington); Pierre Lafitte/Cabildo (Wilton’s Music Hall); L’Horloge Comtoise/L’enfant et les sortilèges (VOPERA); Crespel/Tales of Hoffmann, cover Anténor Dardanus & Albert/Werther (English Touring Opera); Silvio/Pagliacci (NZ); Eisenstein/Die Fledermaus (Singapore); Pierre Lafitte/Cabildo; Sharpless/Madama Butterfly; Figaro/Il barbiere di Siviglia; Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro; Mari, Directeur/Les Mamelles de Tirésias.

Concert highlights include Dare to Dream, Royal Albert Hall (Garsington, Hannah Conway); Serenade to Music, Buckingham Palace (John Wilson), and Stravinsky Pulcinella (Jurowski). He graduated from the Royal College of Music Opera School, with roles including The Forester, Eisenstein, Demetrius/Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nardo/La finta giardiniera, and Vicar Gedge/Albert Herring, plus two principal roles with British Youth Opera.

Previously for Longborough: Forester/The Cunning Little Vixen (2021)