Katy Kelly

Katy Kelly studied for her Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera at the Boston Conservatory, and for her MMus in Performance from the Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin under Anne Marie O'Sullivan. She qualified as a Regional Finalist at the Metropolitan Opera New England National Council Awards (USA), and has won many prizes for her singing in Europe, including the IAWS John McCormack Bursary. Katy has represented Ireland in many premier European competitions including Belvedere International Singing Competition (Vienna), the IVC (Holland), and the Stuart Burrows (Wales). She has performed in Carnegie Hall with the Thomas Moore Festival, and she is a regular performer at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Operatic performances include “Donna Anna” in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, “Countess” in Le Nozze di Figaro, “Königin der Nacht” in Die Zauberflöte, and “Le Feu/Le Rossignol” in Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges, “Euridice” in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, “Musetta” in Puccini’s La Boheme, and “Sandman” in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel. She performed the role of “Bobacina” in Heuser’s A Brief History of Root Vegetables for Opera America.

Oratorio includes Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Poulenc's Gloria, Rutter's Magnificat, Bach's Matthew & St John Passion, Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio & St John's Passion, Beethoven's Fantasie & Mass in C, Dvořák's Stabat Mater, Mozart's Requiem, Mass in C & Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Haydn's The Creation, Paukenmesse, Theressienmesse, Missa Brevis & Nelson Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Dixit Dominus & Coronation Mass, Saint-Saens’ Oratorio de Noel, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Elijah, M. Haydn's Sancti Leopoldi & Vespers, Gjeilo’s Tundra, Arnesen’s Magnificat, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Jenkin's The Armed Man.

Her recordings include six songs on the first full catalogue of Moore's melodies in 2009, and she was the featured soloist on the AIB Choral Society CD, "Simply Christmas". She recorded the “Königin der Nacht” arias for the RTÉ television programme "The Symphony Sessions- the Sopranos. She was featured on the RTE1 TV programme “Abhainn”. She is featured as soprano soloist on Villagers upcoming album. Her CD, "A Few of My Favourite Sings" is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify & Apple Music.

Katy was the soprano for recent sold out “Bach Cantata Series” and is currently touring Ireland with the Ennio Morricone Experience. Upcoming performances include the Irish Premiere of Patrick Cassidy’s oratorio The Mass (May 12 th ) in Mount Argus Church, and her up to date list of oratorio & concert is available on her website www.katykellysoprano.com or on YouTube/Instagram: @katykellysoprano