Keith Wehmeier


American Countertenor Keith Wehmeier is a native of St. Louis and an up-and-coming singer on the concert and operatic stage. Praised for his “bright, agile vocal technique” by the San Diego Story, he is quickly carving out a niche for himself in the bravura roles written by Händel. The South Florida Classical Review said of his performance, “Keith Wehmeier’s countertenor voice was both strong and dulcet and he phrased the text with subtlety.” Other festival credits include Tiridate in the Miami Music Festival production of Handel’s Radamisto and roles with the Amherst Early Music Festival, as well as the Haymarket Opera Summer Course in Chicago.

This coming season, Keith will sing Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate at Opera Neo in San Diego and will also make several concert appearances. First, in St. Louis, he sings a concert of Händel works with the Kingsbury Ensemble. Following this, he will sing with the American Bach Soloists Academy program in August and will make his debut with the Baltimore Händel Choir in their Messiah. Keith has sung locally with the St. Louis Symphony where he has had the opportunity to be a soloist on Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, a principal singer, and cover soloist. Among his opera performances, Keith has appeared in the world premiere of Champion, an opera in Jazz by Terrence Blanchard, as well as Carmen at Opera Theatre of St. Louis.