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Praised by Opera magazine as “…an extremely resonant countertenor…” last season, Keith Pun performed the role Chai Ping in The Original Chinese Conjuror by Raymond Yiu for Leeds Opera Festival. He also performed as a soloist for the Pulitzer prize-winning opera Angel’s Bone by Duyun in Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival. He participated in the world premiere production of Beauty and Sadness by Elena Langer conducted by Gergely Madaras.
His other operatic appearances included Fairy in A Fairy Queen with the London Early Opera Company, Liù in Reimagined Turandot at Grimborn Festival, Spirit in Dido and Aeneas with Die Konzertisten and Pastore in Tosca.
Frequently in demand on the recital and concert platforms, Keith Pun has appeared at the National Gallery and St John Smith Square in the UK, Germany, Austria, Hong Kong and Japan. His oratorio roles include Bach’s St John Passion, St Mark Passion and cantatas, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Jephtha, Messiah, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Vivaldi ’s Gloria and Zelenka’s Litaniae de Venerabili Sacramento. He has performed as a soloist under the baton of John Butt, Jonathan Cohen and Matthew Halls.
Next season Keith Pun will perform Cupid in La Dafne with Deborah Roberts and Oliver Webber at Brighton Early Music Festival, Il Conte Nastri Diavolessa with Francesco Erle at Vicenza in Lirica, the world premiere of one-man chamber opera by Alex Ho and a revival production of Angel’s Bone at Beijing Music Festival.
Keith Pun was a runner up in David Clover Festival Singing Competition 2018 (recital class). He has worked in masterclasses with Gemma Bertagnolli, Michael Chance and Deborah York. He was a Nieuwe Stemmen Artist at Operadagen Rotterdam and New Generation Artist at Iford Arts Festival. Born in Hong Kong, he studied singing at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the Royal College of Music, where his teacher was Lawrence Zazzo. Subsequently he joined Opera Works at the English National Opera.