Keith Lewis – Tenor

Methven-born Keith Lewis has appeared in the world’s most prestigious concert halls performing in works such as Britten’s War Requiem, Serenade and Nocturne; Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius; Haydn’s Seasons and Creation; Rossini’s Ermione and Messa di Gloria; Schubert’s Mass in E Flat; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and Das Lied von der Erde; Beethoven’s Symphony No 9; Bach’s Mass in B Minor; Handel’s Messiah; Verdi’s Requiem; Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex; Rachmaninov’s The Bells; and Kodaly’s Psalmus Hungaricus. He has appeared with most of the great conductors of the day including Giulini, Solti, Mehta, Sinopoli, Dutoit, Slatkin, Blomstedt, Boulez, Gergiev, Svetlanov and Gardiner.

On the opera stage he has performed the leading tenor roles in most of the major Mozart repertoire as well as in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride and Armide, Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Handel’s Semele, and Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust, singing in many of the world’s leading opera houses including Chicago, Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper in Berlin, Covent Garden, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Palais Garnier and Bastille in Paris, Monte Carlo, Bonn, Zurich, Bordeaux, La Fenice in Venice, Athens, Vienna, and at the Glyndebourne and Salzburg Festivals.

In Australasia Keith has appeared with most of the leading opera companies and orchestras. He has recorded on the Sony, Decca, EMI and Deutsche Grammophon labels.

Recent and forthcoming plans include the title role in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito in Stuttgart, at the Palais Garnier in Paris, and at Vlaamse Opera; Alwa in Berg’s Lulu at the Berlin Staatsoper; Gregor in Janacek’s The Makropulos Affair in Toulouse; Britten’s Les Illuminations at the Queen Elizabeth Hall; and Korngold’s Die tote Stadt at the Brisbane Biennial.