Kezia Bienek
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British born and of Mauritian and Lithuanian heritage, Kezia moved to London from Gloucestershire aged 16 to study musical theatre at the Brit School. During that time, she was drawn to opera and went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She completed her studies at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School of the Royal College of Music (RCM) in 2015. Kezia is a Solti Te Kanawa Academia di Bel Canto alumna, and worked with many wonderful singers in various masterclasses during her training years, notably Brigitte Fassbaender, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Richard Bonynge and Sir Thomas Allen.

Current and most recent engagements include the title role in Carmen and Beppe L’amico Fritz for Opera Holland Park, Suzuki Madam Butterfly for Welsh National Opera and Silvia Orfeo at Opera North.

She was a member of the Glyndebourne Chorus from 2015-17, and went on to make her Glyndebourne Festival début as Cornelia in David McVicar’s iconic Giulio Cesare, conducted by William Christie, and later that year as Dorothée Cendrillon (directed by Fiona Shaw) in her début for Glyndebourne on Tour. In 2019 she appeared as Second Lady The Magic Flute for her Welsh National Opera début , where she soon returned to sing Forester’s Wife (and cover Fox) Cunning Little Vixen. Further engagements at WNO included Rosina (cover) Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Octavian (cover) Der Rosenkavalier, both postponed due to Covid-19.

Other opera engagements have included La frugola Il Tabarro and Gianetta Don Bucefalo (Wexford Festival Opera), Miss Jessel Turn of the Screw (Barnes Festival), Iside Giove in Argo and Tauride Arianna in Creta (London Handel Festival), Concepcion L’heure Espagnole and Doralice La gazzetta (RCM) Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro (British Youth Opera) and Dido Dido and Aeneas (Glyndebourne Youth Opera). She has covered major roles for English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Glyndebourne On Tour, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera and English Touring Opera.

Kezia is based in East London. Amidst the cancellation of opera contracts in 2020, she trained as a Birth and Postnatal Doula, and has been supporting clients both privately and through charities.

Suzuki, Madam Butterfly, Welsh National Opera

Yet the strongest female presence on stage is perhaps that of Kezia Bienek’s Suzuki, emotional and empathetic, imposing and kind at the same time, a truly stand-out performance.

Art Scene in Wales (March, 2022)

02nd June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park
04th June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park
06th June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park
08th June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park
10th June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park
12th June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park (relaxed matinee)

Opera Holland Park
14th June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park
16th June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park
18th June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park
22nd June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park
24th June, 2022

Carmen - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park