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KELLY MOREL

DRAMATIC SOPRANO

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Originally from Los Angeles, California, dramatic soprano Kelly Morel has now made her home in Kansas City, where she graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2017 at the University of Missouri, KC and made her Topeka Symphony debut that same year as the Alto Soloist in Mahler's Resurrection Symphony. While at UMKC, she performed the lead roles of Bertarido (Handel -  Rodelinda), Zita (Puccini - Gianni Schicchi), and La Zia Principessa (Puccini - Suor Angelica), as well as a being a soloist with the UMKC Wind Ensemble, UMKC Choirs, and winning the 2017 Concerto & Aria Competition.

Since then she has traveled throughout Europe and the United States to perform leading operatic and concert roles, attending Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria (Mrs. Jones, Weill - Street Scene / L’Enfant, Ravel - L’Enfant et les Sortilèges), the American Institute for Musical Studies in Austria, Opernfest Prague in Czechia, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado (Desirée Armfeldt, Sondheim - A Little Night Music / Marcellina, Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro), and OperaNEO in San Diego, CA (Rosmira, Handel - Partenope).

For the 2018-2019 season, Ms. Morel was the Mezzo Resident Artist at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, making her debut as Kate Pinkerton (Puccini - Madama Butterfly), and in 2020 she joined LOKC again as the Mother (Menotti - Amahl and the Night Visitors) and as Alisa (Donizetti  - Lucia di Lammermoor.) 

​Performances for 2023 included the role debuts of Mrs. Massey (Paul Moravec's The Shining - LOKC), Leonore (Beethoven's Fidelio - Opera Company of Middlebury), Minnie (Allison McIntosh's The Murderess - Landlocked Opera), and as a soloist with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra in Respighi’s Il Tramonto with conductor Carolyn Watson.



2024 - AUGUST

TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (ISOLDE)
DRAMATIC VOICES OF THE MIDWEST


2023 - JULY

THE MURDERESS (MINNIE)
LANDLOCKED OPERA


2023 - JUNE

FIDELIO (LEONORE)
OPERA COMPANY OF MIDDLEBURY


2023 - APRIL

THE SHINING (MRS. MASSEY)
LYRIC OPERA OF KANSAS CITY


2023 - FEBRUARY

IL TRAMONTO (RESPIGHI)
KANSAS CITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA





 

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Photography by Andrew Schwartz and Andy Newbegin.

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