Laurence Kilsby Tenor

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Laurence Kilsby studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Royal College of Music in London. In 2018, he won the Kathleen Ferrier Society Scholarship for Young Singers. A former chorister at the Schola Cantorum at Tewkesbury Abbey, he was named BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year in 2009. 

He made his debut as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall and took part in numerous recordings including the Grammy-nominated Handel's Allegro, Penseroso ed il Moderato with the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh. He has participated in masterclasses with Dolora Zajick, Gregory Kunde, Dame Felicity Lott, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Sarah Connolly and Roderick Williams.

During the 2021-2022 season, Laurence Kilsby participated in the tour of The Passion by Bach with the Orchestre du siècle des lumières and the Ensemble Pygmalion. In addition to making his debuts at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, he also participates in the Carnegie Hall SongStudio, conducted by Renée Fleming. He will participate in the 2022 edition of the Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence where he will make his debut in L'Incoronazione di Poppea, conducted by Ted Huffman and directed by Leonardo García Alarcón.

Recent engagements include Apollo/Pastore/Spirito in Monteverdi's Orfeo for the Nederlandse Reisopera, Henrik Egerman in Sondheim's A Little Night Music for Opera North, Mozart's Great Mass in C minor at the Salzburger Festspiele with Ensemble Pygmalion/Raphaël Pichon, and the staging of Peter Sellars' Johannes Passion with the OAE and Sir Simon Rattle. He has given recitals at the International Lieder Festival in Zeist, at Snape Maltings with Roger Vignoles, at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and appears with pianist Malcolm Martineau on the album The Call with Momentum.

Laurence Kilsby joins the Académie de l'Opéra national de Paris in September 2022. Laurence Kilsby appears as Dorvil in Rossini’s La Scala di seta with the artists of the Academy in a production by Pascal Neyron and conducted by Elisabeth Askren at the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, in the spring of 2023.

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 20 January to 23 February 2025

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