Janis Kelly


Professor Janis Kelly, a prize winning graduate from both the RSAMD (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and RCM then studied with Elizabeth Grümmer in Paris and immediately began as principal soprano with ENO. Her vast repertoire of lyric soprano roles including La Traviata, The Countess (Figaro) and the Marchallin (Der Rosenkavalier) have brought her acclaim through the mediums of stage, television, radio and film. Her diverse career has taken her from The London Palladium in the RSC/Opera North Production of Showboat to the Royal Opera House where she performed  in Adrianna Lecouvreur and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Janis is the voice of Inspector Morse and Lewis soundtracks and appears in the Hollywood film The Life of David Gale. She made her Metropolitan Opera Debut in 2011 as Pat Nixon in Nixon in China and has toured and recorded Prima Donna, an opera by Rufus Wainwright. Janis  now holds a personal chair as Professor of  Vocal Performance  at the RCM,  with many prize winning students performing world wide. Her films “Singing in English’ and  “A History of Vocal Teaching” are available from her website and the RCM. www.janiskellysoprano.com



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