Kelley Hollis | Soprano
Generously sponsored by Karen and Fred Ruymann for the 2019-20 season
Kelley Hollis is a soprano based in Boston, originally from Wellington, Florida. She recently returned from London where she recorded Arnold Rosner’s Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. In 2018, Kelley performed a concert at the Prague Castle in the Czech Republic, along with a series of recitals in cities around the country, as a featured artist with the Americké jaro festival.
In 2019, Kelley performed the role of Rosalinda in MassOpera's critically acclaimed production of Die Fledermaus. Her other recent roles include Mimi in Puccini's La femme boheme, Beth in Adamo’s Little Women (Metrowest Opera), Eliza in Muhly’s Dark Sisters (Third Eye Theater Ensemble); Florencia Grimaldi in Catan's Florencia en el Amazonas, Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Micaela in Le Tragedie de Carmen, Harper in Eötvös’ Angels in America (BU Opera Institute) and Nina in Pasatieri's The Seagull (Opera del West).
Kelley has performed twice at Boston Symphony Hall: In 2016, she appeared as the First Orphan in The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s concert production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier alongside Renee Fleming and Susan Graham, and in 2015 she was the soprano soloist for Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, with the BU Symphony Orchestra. Her most recent concert repertoire includes Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, Handel’s Messiah, and Faure’s Requiem.
In 2014, Ms. Hollis was a finalist for Lyric Opera Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, and in 2011 Kelley received an encouragement award at the district level from the Metropolitan Opera National Council. Kelley Hollis received both her Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Boston University Opera Institute.