Michael Kelly


Appearances: Recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Symphony Space, and at the National Opera Center; world premieres by Matthew Aucoin, David del Tredici, Mohammed Fairouz, Ben Moore; performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Houston, Pacific, and Kansas City Symphonies, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Cathedral Choral Society, Mostly Mozart Festival, Chicago Opera Theater, Ars Lyrica, and Mercury Orchestra
Performances: Parisian debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, Théâtre du Châtelet; European debut in Handel’s Rinaldo with Opernhaus Zürich; Soldier in Matthew Aucion’s The Crossing at the A.R.T. Schubert Theatre; Coridon in Acis and Galatea and Myrtil/Tantale in Le Descente D’Orphée/La Couronne de Fleurs for the Boston Early Music Festival; The Narrator in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with Gotham Chamber Opera; St. Ignatius in Four Saints in Three Acts with the Mark Morris Dance Group; Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas for Festival San Miguel de Allende; Almaviva in The Ghosts of Versailles for the Aspen Music Festival; Aeneas in La Didone with Opernhaus Zürich; Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Indianapolis Opera; the 20th-anniversary production of Kimper’s Patience and Sarah; the New York premiere of Zabur at Carnegie Hall with Indianapolis Symphonic Choir; Edward Kynaston in Carlisle Floyd’s The Prince of Players with the Little Opera Theatre of New York
Discography: Del Tredici’s A Field Manual; live recording of Fairouz’s Zabur for Naxos Records
Honors: First-prize winner, 2013 Poulenc Competition; first-prize winner, 2011 Joy in Singing; third-prize winner, 2015 Naumburg Competition
Education: Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School

Michael Kelly performed with The Orchestra Now on March 17, 2017.