Praised as having a “rich,” and “beautifully emotional” sound (DC Metro Arts), up and coming mezzo-soprano Anna Kelly is a 2022 graduate of the Yale School of Music and a current 2022-2023 Apprentice Artist with the Palm Beach Opera Benenson Young Artist Program.
Ms. Kelly was a National Semifinalist in the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, in addition to winning several other competitions throughout that year, most notably the junior division of the Florida Grand Opera Competition and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Corbett Competition.
No stranger to the stage, Ms. Kelly debuted as Ruggiero at Yale School of Music's spring 2022 production of Alcina, and was hailed as “divine” (Palm Beach Post) as Cendrillon and Zerlina in fall scenes at Palm Beach Opera. Additionally, she was also featured as a soloist with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington Opera Society for multiple events throughout 2022.
In 2023, Ms. Kelly returns to Palm Beach Opera, where she covers Meg Page in Falstaff and Dorabella in Così fan tutte, before heading to Washington DC for the summer. She will then present a solo recital with the Metropolitan Club in May, before joining Wolf Trap Opera to cover Athamas in Semele and Siebel in Faust.
Ms. Kelly had trained with esteemed young artist programs such as the the HGO Young Artists’ Vocal Academy, and additionally, holds a BM in Vocal Performance from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in Washington DC (2019) and an MM from the prestigious Yale School of Music (2022).
Ms. Kelly to present a solo recital in Washington DC in collaboration with conductor Tyson Deaton and the Metropolitan Club of DC.