Kelly cae Hogan

Kelly cae Hogan

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

Dramatic soprano, Hogan makes London debut as Brünnhilde in Wagner's RING in 2016, sings RING at Metropolitan Opera 2019, and again in Kassel, Germany 2019 and 2020.
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«As Brünnhilde, Kelly Cae Hogan was a revelation, handling her magnificent, quintessentially Wagnerian part with great power and assurance...»
The Washington Times (U.S.) (2016)
«Hogan’s Brünnhilde was magnificent throughout the final operas, bright and thrilling in Siegfried, incisive and sympathetic in Götterdämmerung in the role’s many demands, not least in terms of stamina, and crowned by a compelling immolation scene.»
the guardian (UK) (2016)
«Kelly Cae Hogan shines as Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), with beautiful, full timbre and crystal-clear top notes.»
Opernnetz (Deutschland) (2016)
2018Strauss R.: ElektraVierte Magd
2018Wagner R.: Tristan und IsoldeIsolde
2017Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2017Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2016Wagner R.: Der Ring Des NibelungenBrunhilde
2016Wagner R.: Der Ring des NibelungenBrunhilde
2015Strauss R.: SalomeSalome
2015Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2014Verdi: MacbethLady Macbeth
2014Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictKaterina Izmaylova
2013Wagner R.: TannhäuserElisabeth
2013Strauss R.: SalomeSalome
2013Bellini: NormaNorma
2013Beethoven: FidelioLeonore
2012Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSenta
2012Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictKaterina Izmaylova
2011Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2010Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierDie Feldmarschallin
2010Bellini: NormaNorma
2010Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2009Strauss R.: SalomeSalome
2008Verdi: NabuccoAbigaille


Having recently made her London debut as Brünnhilde, American soprano, Kelly Cae Hogan is attracting international attention for her dramatic portrayals in Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini. Ms. Hogan sang Brünnhilde in Wagner’s RING CYCLE (Der Ring des Nibelungen) for Opera North at the Royal Festival Hall in London, as well as on tour in several other UK cities.  At the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Ms. Hogan recently sang in Elektra (Strauss) conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Shostakovich) conducted by James Conlon, and in the Patrice Chéreau staging of From the House of the Dead (Janáček) conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. She has appeared regularly at The Met as Gerhilde in Die Walküre, and can be seen in the Grammy Award-winning performance released on DVD and Blu-ray. Kelly appeared in both the new Robert LePage production conducted by James Levine and Fabio Luisi, and in the Otto Schenk Die Walküre conducted by Lorin Maazel and Donald Runnicles.  Ms. Hogan is covering the role of  Brünnhilde in the current Met revival of the RING CYCLE, and will be performing Brünnhilde with Staatstheater Kassel (Germany) in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons. Recently Kelly sang her first Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth throughout the UK with Opera North and continues to perform Turandot in the revival of the popular production in Kassel, Germany.  She is also singing Barber, Berlioz, Wagner, and Poulenc with symphonies in Kassel, Tacoma, and Columbia.

Kelly has been seen in her favorite roles of Turandot and Salome internationally in Japan and in Kassel, Kiel and Bremen, Germany, as well as with several U.S. companies including Florentine Opera, Opera Company of North Carolina, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Virginia Opera and Portland Opera.  Additional credits include: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Leonore in Fidelio, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser and Turandot (Kassel, Germany); Elisabeth in Tannhäuser and Senta in Der fliegende Holländer (Schwerin, Germany); Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Salome, Norma, Abigaille in Nabucco and Turandot (Bremen, Germany); Tosca (Palm Beach, South Dakota, Weimar Germany, and Puerto Rico).  Also with Virginia Opera – Brünnhilde, Salome, Blanche Dubois in Andre Previn’s Streetcar Named Desire, and at the beginning of her career, The Merry Widow, immediately after her New York City Opera debut in this title role. 

In the U.S., Ms. Hogan has worked with Washington Opera, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Portland Opera, Cleveland Opera, Nashville Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Baltimore Opera, Utah Opera, Birmingham and Florentine Opera among others. On the concert stage, she has sung with the Dallas Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Montgomery Symphony, Anchorage Symphony, Trenton Symphony, Romanian Philharmonic, Orquesta Nacional de Costa Rica, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice.

A native of Iowa, Ms. Hogan was a winner of the American Opera Auditions and a New York winner of the MacAllister Awards. As a winner of the Liederkranz competition she sang a debut concert in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. She and her husband (composer, teacher and musicologist Joel Weiss) live in Lexington, South Carolina where they share a private music studio. Ms. Hogan has also served on the voice faculties of Indiana University and University of South Carolina.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle Judith The Metropolitan Opera 2019
Strauss R.: Elektra Vierte Magd Metropolitan Opera (New York (Manhattan)) 2018
Wagner R.: Tristan und Isolde Isolde Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (tacoma) 2018
Puccini: Turandot Turandot Immediately Staatstheater Kassel Und Staatsorchester Kassel 2017
Puccini: Turandot Turandot Immediately Virginia Opera (Norfolk) 2017