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News Release
 
02/03/09

Peru State Music Department to Host Guest Recital

 

(Peru, Neb.) The Peru State College (PSC) Music Department will host a guest artist recital by opera singer Dr. Elizabeth Kelly at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 4 in the Jindra Fine Arts Building Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

 

The public is also invited to attend the master class that Kelly will present to PSC music students in the Recital Hall at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.

 

Kelly, a mezzo-soprano, has performed opera, musical theater, oratorio, various concert works as well as recitals and master classes nationally and internationally. Her operatic and theatrical roles include Hattie in Kiss Me Kate, Nireno in Giulio Cesare, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, Chairman Mao’s Secretary in Nixon in China, the Widow in The Boor, Theresa in Casanova’s Homecoming, Mary Warren in The Crucible, Ma Moss in Tenderland, Cousin Hebe in H. M. S. Pinafore, Mrs. Malloy in Hello, Dolly!, and many more.

 

Kelly has performed as a soloist under the direction of James Conlon and Markus Huber with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Bach Society and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also been a resident artist with Glimmerglass Opera, Cincinnati Opera and Opera Theater of Lucca, Italy.

 

Kelly is the recipient of the Norman Triegle Corbett Opera Competition Award, the Arden J. Yockey Award for Voice, the Atlanta Music Club Award for Voice, the Rebekka Coolidge Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Award and a Cincinnati Theater ‘Orchid’ award for her portrayal of ‘Shelby’ in Steel Magnolias. Future recital engagements include soloist in Bach’s Magnificat with the Dayton Bach Society and Songs of the Irish Poets with the prestigious New York Festival of Song and Caramoor Festival. 

 

Kelly received her Bachelor’s of Music in voice performance from Georgia State University and her Master’s and Doctorate of Musical Arts in voice performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.