Kelley Hollis is a singing actress who is swiftly garnering the attention of the classical community with her intriguing voice and unique interpretations of contemporary works. In June 2016, Kelley made her European debut performing a series of recitals as a featured artist with festival Americké jaro in the Czech Republic. In 2018, Kelley will return to the Czech Republic as a featured artist with festival Americké spring to perform at the Prague Castle with the Prague Castle Guard band, as well as a series of recitals with guitarist Tomáš Hanzlíček.
Kelley recently debuted the role of Mimi in the all-female production of Puccini’s La (femme) boheme, produced by Metrowest Opera and directed by Julia Mintzer. Last year she reprised the role of Eliza for the Midwest premiere of Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters with Chicago’s Third Eye Theater Ensemble. That fall she also appeared as the First Orphan in The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, alongside Renee Fleming and Susan Graham.
Ms. Hollis is a graduate of the Boston University Opera Institute. Her credits with the company include the title role in Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Eliza in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters, Micaela in Le Tragedie de Carmen, and Harper in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America. In 2016 Kelley performed the role of Beth in MetroWest Opera’s production of Mark Adamo’s Little Women and in 2014, Kelley performed the role of Nina in the New England premiere of Pasatieri’s The Seagull, presented by Opera del West. Kelley has also performed with opera companies around the country, including Chautauqua Opera and the Castleton Festival, where she covered the role of Musetta in La boheme.