Kathleen Kelly’s projects and repertoire are wide-ranging and diverse. From Mozart to commissioned works by her peers, she is both deeply experienced in the classical vocal canon and engaged in new creation. Recent notable projects include a recording with soprano Emily Albrink - which we’ll reference in this episode, leading the world premiere of Matt Bohler’s opera FAT PIG (composed for activist soprano Tracy Cox), and the filmed opera Interstate, composed by Kamala Sankaram, co-authored and performed by Kathleen and soprano Jennifer Cresswell, produced by Minnesota Opera.
Kathleen has appeared internationally as a pianist in collaboration with singers including appearances at incredible and top tier venues around the world. She has worked with many companies including the San Francisco, Metropolitan, Houston Grand, and Vienna State Operas, and she is regularly invited to speak and write on womens’ issues in the opera industry.
Uniarts Helsinki article - https://www.uniarts.fi/en/articles/interviews/professors-universities-need-to-help-classical-music-students-expand-their-professional-views-beyond-tradition/?fbclid=IwAR08j3aLWCod_bG7j7IDF_1ZxMiJYfkN_7J2PSZkOs9-uyVe_OawO4r6vQ4
SWAP'ra article - https://www.swap-ra.org/post/kathleen-kelly-sit-back-my-friends-it-s-morning-rant-time
My gratitude goes out to Hannah Boissonneault who edits our Masterclass episodes and to Juanitos and Scott Holmes for the music featured in this episode.
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