Kelly Curtin

Kelly Curtin

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

Opera, Operetta, Musical Theater
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«"Curtin, with a rich soprano voice, performs with full emotions the sorrow and anguish of her rejected marriage and why she decides to sue."»
Art Brown, Broadwayworld.com (2017)
«“Phantom” is rightfully reserved for the second act, which shows off Kelly Curtin’s incredible operatic range. Out of all Webber’s works, this one gets the biggest showing in the lineup with five songs. Curtin’s performance of the intoxicating and dramatic title track, with all those lovely high notes and crescendos, seriously gave me goose bumps."»
Gail Choochan, The Freelance Star, fredericksburg.com (2017)
«Another performer it's worth heading to Riverside for is Kelly Curtin. Remember that name: Kelly Curtin. Gifted with what seemed to be a four octave range, has the looks and the singing talent to show up at the Majestic Theatre in New York and slip in to the wig and costumes of Christine Daae right now. Lucky for Riverside audiences she can be seen in THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and we get to sample her stunning soprano voice. Curtin, needless to say, sings Christine's songs from both PHANTOM and the more recent sequel LOVE NEVER DIES.'»
Jeffrey Walker, Broadwayworld.com (2017)
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin Der Nacht (Queen Of The Night)
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2017Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailKonstanze
2017Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBlondchen
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannOlympia
2015Sullivan: Pirates of PenzanceMabel
2014Sullivan: The MikadoYum-Yum
2013Verdi: RigolettoGilda
2013Verdi: RigolettoCountess Ceprano
2012Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2011Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe)Valencienne
2011Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2010Donizetti: Don PasqualeNorina
2010Britten: Albert HerringMiss Wordsworth

Bio


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), 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), 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).

Ms. Curtin began the 2017/18 season with The In Series (Washington D.C.) as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. She reprised that role later with both Shreveport Opera and Bel Cantanti Opera. Ms. Curtin then returned to Montana as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Helena Symphony, and to St. Pete Opera as the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte. Ms. Curtin then joined the cast of Piramo e Tisbe as Tisbe with the Little Opera Theater of New York. In the spring, she debuted at Opéra Louisiane as Josephine in HMS Pinafore, and followed that with an appearance in the Capital Fringe Festival playing three different roles in Silver Finch Arts Collective’s production of The Lives Left Behind. Most recently, Ms. Curtin sang the role of Fiordiligi in a concert version of Così fan tutte at Opera America in New York City.

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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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Erste Dame (first Lady) St. Pete Opera 2018
Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore Josephine Opera Louisiane 2018
Mozart: Don Giovanni Zerlina St. Pete Opera 2018
Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe Tisbe Little Opera Theater of New York 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin Der Nacht (Queen Of The Night) 24 hours Shreveport Opera 2017

Awards

aMERICAN pRIZE sEMI-fINALIST
2017
vIOLETTA dUPONT voCAL cOMPETITION oPERA AT fLORHAM hONORable Mention
2017
Austrian American Scholarship Prize
2017
2nd Prize - Connecticut Opera Idol
2018