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Keel Watson
10 January 2020

Original Cast Recording of Ravi Shankar's Sukanya

Keel Watson and Njabulo Madlala perform King Sharyaati and Aswini Twin on the original cast recording of Ravi Shankar's Sukanya. It was recorded live by the BBC at the Royal Festival Hall in May 2017. 

The recording, on the LPO label, is released on 10 January.

4 April 2019

Keel Watson and Njabulo Madlala feature in ENO's 2019/20 season

Keel Watson and Njabulo Madlala return to English National Opera for their 2019/20 season. Keel will perform Mars in Emma Rice's new production of Orpheus in the Underworld, Zuniga in Calixto Bieito's production of Carmen, and The Bonze in Anthony Minghella's acclaimed production of Madam Butterfly, where he is joined by Njabulo Madlala as Prince Yamadori.

Njabulo is currently preparing the role of Aeneas for ENO's production of Dido, a co-production with the Unicorn Theatre, with performances in May and June.

4 February 2019

Keel Watson performs in ENO's acclaimed production of Akhnaten

Keel Watson returns to English National Opera next week as Aye in the first revival of Phelim McDermott's acclaimed production of Akhnaten, conducted by Karen Kamensek. 

Performances take place from 11 February until 7 March 2019.

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3 October 2018

Keel Watson and Gweneth Ann Rand join ENO for their Celebratory Concert

Keel Watson performs in excerpts from Akhnaten and Peter Grimes, and Gweneth Ann Rand in an ENO Baylis project based on Aida. The concert, Opera for All, celebrates 50 years of opera at the London Coliseum, the home of English National Opera since 1968.

The performance is directed by Daniel Kramer.

25 August 2018

Keel Watson performs at the BBC Proms

Keel Watson performs at the BBC Proms as the Usher in Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury at the newly-restored Alexandra Palace Theatre. The semi-staged performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers is conducted by Jane Glover, and directed by Jack Furness.

The performance on is sold but will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 3pm on 1 September and will be available afterwards to listen again on the BBC website.

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29 July 2018

Gweneth Ann Rand and Keel Watson perform in Toscatastrophe!

Gweneth Ann Rand and Keel Watson perform Tosca and Scarpia in Toscatastrophe!, as part of the Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2018. With a lousy orchestration by Timothy Burke and direction by the totally inept Bill Bankes-Jones, this is surely a performance you don't want to miss!

This free event takes place at Lewis Cubitt Square, London on 10 August.