Next Engagements

March 10th, 2019

Soprano Soloist

Handel's Messiah

St. James Lothian Parish

May 2019

La Ciesca, Prima Cercatrice

Gianni Schicchi/Suor Angelica

St. Pete Opera

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Recent Press

Tisbe in Piramo e Tisbe

Stephen Jude Tietjen, Opera News

The three artists singing on March 24 each gave indelible performances that should count among the finest and most complete interpretations heard in New York this season...As Tisbe, Kelly Curtin sang with a crystal- clear soprano that was as round and full at the very bottom of her range as it was in some expertlyexecuted stratospheric embellishments. Both she and Gorstein surrendered themselves completely to the physicality of their roles.

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Kelly Curtin, lyric coloratura soprano, has been lauded for her “crystal-clear soprano” (Opera News) and the “lovely fullness” of her voice (New York Classical Review). She has performed such roles as Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Josephine (HMS Pinafore), Eurydice (Orphée aux Enfers), Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Le Feu and Le Rossignol ( L'enfant et les sortilèges), Fiordiligi and Despina (Così fan tutte), Tisbe (Piramo e Tisbe) (Hasse), Frasquita (Carmen), Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Valentina (Later the Same Evening), Ms. Wordsworth (Albert Herring), Papagena and Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Rose (Street Scene) and Angelina (Trial by Jury).

Ms. Curtin began the 2018/19 season with St. Pete Opera (Florida) as Zerlina in Don Giovanni. She then returned to the In Series DC for Operetta Wonderland: The Magic of Victor Herbert as one of the featured soloists. Ms. Curtin returned once again to Bel Cantanti Opera (MD) as Galatea in Franz von Suppé's Die Schöne Galathée, an operetta rarely performed in the US. Ms. Curtin returns to Florida in the spring as La Ciesca and Prima Cercatrice in St. Pete Opera's double bill of Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica, and concludes the season with Ohio Light Opera as a part of their 41st annual summer festival. She will be performing the roless of Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance and Sophie in Kálmán's The Devil's Rider. Stay tuned for announcements for the 19/20 season!

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.

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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