In the 2013/14 Season Gaynor Keeble sings Annina (La traviata) for The Royal Opera. She previously sang the role for the Company during the 2011/12 Season, and has also appeared with The Royal Opera as Antonia’s Mother (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte).
Keeble studied at the University of Warwick and at the Royal Academy of Music. Upon graduating, she joined the Chorus of Welsh National Opera, for whom she also covered various roles. She has since performed with opera companies across Europe. Her recent engagements have included 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 also performs regularly in concert, with recent 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