Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill, mezzo-soprano, is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in vocal studies at the University of Iowa as the Iowa Performance Fellow and student of Stephen Swanson.
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Most recently, Kelly portrayed the title role in Peter Brook's adaptation of La tragédie de Carmen with the University of Iowa Opera Theater. Also, she was delighted to return the home of her professional debut, the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, by singing the role of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, nearly a decade after covering the same role as a Young Artist with the company. She looks forward to debuting with her hometown symphony, The Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, in the upcoming world premiere of Jacob Banck's opera Karkinos in February of 2022. Additional Iowa credits include taking on the role of Jo March in The University of Iowa Opera Theater's production of Mark Adamo's Little Women. She also made her hometown operatic debut as Marcellina in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro with the Opera Quad Cities. She appeared as soloist in Hadyn's Missa in tempore belli and Karl Jenkin's The Armed Man with the combined choirs and orchestra of the University of Iowa under the direction of Dr. Timothy Stalter, and joined Dr. David Puderbaugh and the Chamber Singers of Iowa City on works of Vivaldi and C.P.E. Bach. Furthermore, she soloed with the choirs and orchestra of Cornell College for the U.S. premiere of Douwe Eisenga's The Flood, Requiem. East coast performances included a return to the Opera Theater of Connecticut as Carmen, as well as a debut with the Hartford Opera Theater as Elizabeth Proctor in Robert Ward's The Crucible. Other Connecicut credits include Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with OTC, and Mrs. Sedley in Peter Grimes with Madison Lyric Stage.

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