Longborough Festival Opera 2016
“Gaynor Keeble gave an intelligent performance… always in control of the considerable range”
Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro
Opera North 2015
“Gaynor Keeble as housekeeper Marcellina is magnificent”
Auntie, Peter Grimes (DVD), Grimes on the Beach Film Ltd
Aldeburgh Festival (March 2014)
Gaynor Keeble’s Auntie is excellent.
Michael Scott Rohan, BBC Music Magazine
Gaynor Keeble’s Auntie and the ‘nieces’ of Alexandra Hutton and Charmian Bedford are all in excellent voice, the women’s quartet ‘From the gutter’ being a vocal highlight.
Mark Pullinger, International Record Review
Florence Pike, Albert Herring, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Barbican Centre (November 2013)
Gaynor Keeble’s vociferous Florence Pike [was] notable in a one-off cast all of whom were distinctive.
Paul Driver The Sunday Times
The cast list of this performance was amazing… Gaynor Keeble as Florence, Lady Billows’s doormat, earnest and possibly envious of the shocking behaviour of the town’s young womenfolk.
Michael Tanner, The Spectator
Backing her up with rich vocals was Gaynor Keeble as between-two-worlds housekeeper Florence Pike, excelling in her Act Two harangue.
David Nice, theartsdesk.com
Miss Keeble is a very fine character actress with a firm, consistent tone throughout her range.
Miranda Jackson, Opera Britannia
Gaynor Keeble sang with great character, firmness and voice. She elicited great sympathy for having to work for a character like Lady Billows.
Robert Hugill, planethugill.com
Auntie, Peter Grimes, Grimes on the Beach
Aldeburgh Festival (June 2013)
Gaynor Keeble’s plush-toned Auntie is a far cry from the raddled old character mezzo usually cast in the role.
Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times
The other characters make a marvellous gallery, including Gaynor Keeble’s Auntie.
Andrew Clements, The Guardian
Gaynor Keeble’s rich-voiced Auntie.
Clare Colvin, The Express
The nieces were overseen by a sassy Auntie, sung forcefully with rich tone and feisty spirit by Gaynor Keeble.
Mrs Sedly and Gaynor Keeble as Auntie, the landlady whose female staff offer more than mere alcoholic beverages to the inhabitants of the Borough…both characterized their roles vividly and perceptively: these were real people we were listening to onstage, and however many times one might have seen Peter Grimes in the opera house, these performances had authenticities all of their own.
Mike Reynolds, MusicalCriticism.com
Ellen Orford’s quartet with Auntie (Gaynor Keeble)…is one of the highlights, a testament to the singers of course.
Kimon Daltas, The Arts Desk
Gaynor Keeble was a strong, no-nonsense landlady.
Gareth Jones, The Ipswich Star
Annina (La Traviata),
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Gaynor Keeble’s carefully observed Annina
a particularly strong Annina from Gaynor Keeble
Mistress Quickly (Falstaff),
Opera Project July 2011
Gaynor Keeble gave us another of her sassy portrayals as Mistress Quickly, who is, after all, the pivot of the entire delightful farce.
Marquise (La fille du régiment),
Diva Opera, France, July 2011
Gaynor Keeble gives a colorful performance in the role of Marquise of Birkenfeld
Le Bien Public in Dijon
Dritte Dame, Die Zauberflöte,
Royal Opera House, February 2011
Gaynor Keeble [was] on wondrous form
The best singing of the evening came from the Three Ladies (Elizabeth Meister, Kai Rüütel and Gaynor Keeble).
The First and Second Ladies were joined by the more experienced Gaynor Keeble to form a well-blended trio.
Mistress Quickly, Falstaff,
Mid Wales Opera, September 2010
Gaynor Keeble’s Mistress Quickly is a rich-toned caricature.
Gaynor Keeble is sensationally witty, perky and smart in her beautifully-vocalised Mistress Quickly
Antonia’s Mother, Les Contes d’Hoffmann,
Royal Opera House, November 2008
Gaynor Keeble, Kostas Smoriginas and Ji-Min Park all made strong marks in smaller roles
The Daily Telegraph
Gaynor Keeble shines briefly as her mother’s spirit
Gaynor Keeble made the most of her few moments as the Spirit of Antonia’s mother
Music Web International
Gaynor Keeble as the spirit of her mother was truly affecting, and the most memorable of the mostly well-taking smaller parts
…and the spirit of her mother, sung with lovely fruity tone by Gaynor Keeble.