British mezzo-soprano Gaynor Keeble made her Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and has since returned to sing Antonia’s Mother (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Annina (La traviata) for The Royal Opera.
Keeble studied at the University of Warwick and the Royal Academy of Music and graduated into the chorus of Welsh National Opera, while also covering several roles for the company. She has gone on to perform with companies around Europe, engagements including Katisha (The Mikado) for English National Opera and Carl Rosa Opera, La Marquise de Berkenfeld (La Fille du régiment) in Switzerland and Nice, Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin) for Longborough Festival, Dame Hannah (Ruddigore), Mother/Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Gertrude (Roméo et Juliette) for Opera North, Mistress Quickly (Falstaff) for Mid-Wales Opera and Longborough Festival, Auntie (Peter Grimes) for Aldeburgh Festival and Florence Pike (Albert Herring) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Keeble performs regularly in concert, appearances including Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été for the Warwick Festival and Elijah with the Northern Sinfonia. She has also sung with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players.
Charles Castronovo as Tamino, Gaynor Keeble as Third Lady, Anita Watson as First Lady and Hanna Hipp as Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte
Hanna Hipp as Second Lady, Christopher Maltman as Papageno, Anita Watson as First Lady and Gaynor Keeble as Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte © ROH / Mike Hoban 2013