Next Engagements

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Soprano Soloist

Messiah

Helena Symphony

February 2, 4, and 6, 2018

Erste Dame

Die Zauberflöte

St. Pete Opera

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Recent Press

The Magic Flute, In Series Production

Andrew Walker White, dcmetrotheaterarts.com

"Kelly Curtin’s turn as the Queen is an absolute thrill; assured and spot-on, decked in an appropriately Egyptian-style headdress with floor-length deep blue evening gown, you are in the presence of a star."

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Kelly Curtin, lyric coloratura soprano, has been praised for her “stunning soprano” (broadwayworld.com) and “divine high notes” (dcmetrotheaterarts.com). She has performed such roles as Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Eurydice (Orfée aux Enfers), Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Le Feu and Le Rossignol ( L'enfant et les sortilèges), Despina (Così fan tutte), Frasquita (Carmen), Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Valentina (Later the Same Evening), Ms. Wordsworth (Albert Herring), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Rose (Street Scene) and Angelina (Trial by Jury). She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2009 as Poussette in a concert version of Manon at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.

Ms. Curtin has won several awards and honors including 1st prize in the Lansdowne Symphony Youth Auditions, 2nd prize in the Kennett Symphony Vocal Competition, and honorable mention at the Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition for Opera at Florham. In 2009, she won first prize in the Austrian-American Society Scholarship Competition; the prize being a scholarship to the Internationale Sommerakademie der Universität, Mozarteum in Salzburg. While there, she worked with Elio Battaglia, Tom Krause, and Edda Moser and performed in several concerts while enjoying the beautiful city of Salzburg. Most recently she was a semi-finalist at the Opera Birmingham Competition in 2014, The American Prize Opera Competition in 2015, and 2nd prize winner at the Connecticut Opera American Opera Idol Competition.

The 2017/18 season begins with Ms. Curtin's appearance as The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute with the In Series in Washington D.C. She continues the season with two more appearances as the Queen with Shreveport Opera and Bel Cantanti Opera (Bethesda, MD). In December she returns to Montana as the soprano soloist for Handel's Messiah with the Helena Symphony, conducted by Maestro Allan R. Scott. The new year takes Ms. Curtin back to St. Pete Opera (FL) to appear as The First Lady in their production of Die Zauberflöte and to her debut with Opéra Louisiane in Baton Rouge as Josephine in HMS Pinafore. Later in the spring, she heads back to her home state of Delaware for an appearance with CoroAllegro on their "Best of Broadway" concert.

Ms. Curtin holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Delaware and a master of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She studies with Mark Oswald in NYC.

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