Britten Pears Young Artist 2021/22
Since arriving in Britain, New Zealand baritone Kieran Rayner has sung leading roles with Garsington Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, English Touring Opera, VOPERA, and British Youth Opera, among others. A graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera School, he has been a Young Artist with Garsington (winning the Sandbach Prize), Independent Opera, Verbier Festival, Samling Arts, Britten Pears Arts, and the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, and is generously supported by the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. He was a Wigmore Hall International Song Competition semi-finalist and Royal Overseas League prize winner. He has performed solo at the Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace, as well as across Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.