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Keel Watson
22 March 2018

Keel Watson performs Dr Bartolo for English National Opera

Keel Watson returns to English National Opera, for the first time since 1999, as Dr Bartolo in Fiona Shaw's production of The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Martin Brabbins and Matthew Kofi Waldren.

Performances take place from 29 March until 14 April 2018.

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24 November 2017

Keel Watson and Richard Roberts perform with Chelsea Opera Group

Keel Watson and Richard Roberts perform in Rimsky-Korsakov's Christmas Eve with the Chelsea Opera Group. Keel as Panas and Patsyuk and Richard, the Devil.

The concert performance is conducted by Timothy Burke takes place at Cadogan Hall on 10 December.

4 November 2017

Alison & Keel perform the Verdi Requiem in Chichester

Alison Kettlewell and Keel Watson perform the Verdi Requiem with the Chichester Singers, conducted by Jonathan Willcocks.

The performance on 11 November takes place at Chichester Cathedral.

11 August 2017

Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert

In the wake of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower, Nazan Fikret, with support and generous assistance from Cadogan Hall, the Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Opera magazine, the International Opera Awards and leading arts professionals, has rallied fellow performers to organise a concert to raise funds for those affected.

The concert on at Cadogan Hall on 17 September, presented by Petroc Trelawny, will feature a sensational line-up of both established and up-and-coming artists. This is a one-off event and everyone involved has given their services for free.

All funds raised will be distributed equally between Rugby Portobello Trust (Charity No 1100143) and Grief Encounter (Charity No 1101277) which focus specifically on helping the affected families with rehabilitation and looking to the future.

6 July 2017

Keel Watson performs in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Keel Watson returns to Opera Holland Park this summer to reprise the role of the Caterpillar in Will Todd's family opera Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Caterpillar is a role that Keel created when the opera was first premiered in 2013.

“Keel Watson was a magnificent Caterpillar, moving with stately torpor and delivering another show-stopper with his ‘Wonderland Blues’.”
(Opera)

“Perhaps the most memorable of all was Keel Watson's Caterpillar, who got to sing a most delightful blues.”
(Planet Hugill)

Performances take plave on the Yucca Lawn at Opera Holland Park from 13 - 29 July 2017.

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5 May 2017

Keel Watson and Njabulo Madlala in Sukanya for The Royal Opera

Keel Watson and Njabulo Madlala perform King Shaariyati and Aswini Twin in the world premiere of Ravi Shankar's opera, Sukanya.

The production is directed by Suba Das and conducted by David Murphy, with the BBC Singers, in a co-production between The Royal Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Leicester Curve.

Performances take place on:
12 May - Curve, Leicester
14 May - The Lowry, Salford
15 May - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
19 May - Royal Festival Hall, London