Janis Kelly

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09 mai 2023

12 mai 2023

14 mai 2023

16 mai 2023



30 mars 2019

03 avril 2019

05 avril 2019

08 avril 2019

10 avril 2019

12 avril 2019

19 octobre 2018

22 octobre 2018

27 octobre 2018

31 octobre 2018

03 novembre 2018

Mrs Rutland


07 novembre 2018

10 novembre 2018

Mrs Rutland


22 juin 2018

25 juin 2018

27 juin 2018

29 juin 2018

30 juin 2018

22 mai 2016

26 mai 2016

28 mai 2016

01 juin 2016

04 juin 2016

08 juin 2016

10 juin 2016

17 juin 2016


Glyndebourne House

21 juin 2016

24 juin 2016

26 juin 2016

01 juillet 2016

07 juillet 2016

10 juillet 2016

14 juillet 2016

17 juillet 2016


Glyndebourne House

21 novembre 2014

23 novembre 2014

25 novembre 2014

27 novembre 2014

Miss Jessel

The Turn of the Screw

21 novembre 2014

23 novembre 2014

25 novembre 2014

Mrs Coyle

Owen Wingrave

28 novembre 2014

Mrs Coyle

Owen Wingrave

19 septembre 2014

22 septembre 2014

25 septembre 2014

29 septembre 2014

02 octobre 2014

05 octobre 2014

22 janvier 2013

24 janvier 2013

27 janvier 2013

30 janvier 2013

01 février 2013

03 février 2013

04 février 2013

06 février 2013

Hazel George

The Perfect American


Teatro Real.

31 août 2012

01 septembre 2012

08 septembre 2012

09 septembre 2012



23 février 2012

03 mars 2012

08 mars 2012

11 mars 2012

Lady Billows

Albert Herring

Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles Opera.


Janis Kelly studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in her native Glasgow, at the Royal College of Music in London and with Elisabeth Grummer in Paris. She has won many major awards including the Anna Innstone Award from Capital Radio, scholarships from the Arts Council, the Countess of Munster Trust, Caird and the Royal Society of Arts. She is recognised as an excellent actress with a wide-ranging repertoire across the fields of opera, operetta and the musical. She is a regular guest with English National Opera where her engagements have included The Countess in Figaro's Wedding, the title role in Offenbach's La Belle Vivette, Yum Yum (The Mikado), Rose in Kurt Weill's Street Scene as well as roles in operas by Monteverdi, Purcell, Humperdinck, Birtwistle and Glass.
For Opera North she has sung The Countess, Musetta, and Magnolia in the company's award-winning co-production of Showboat. She has made frequent appearances in David Freeman's productions for Opera Factory singing Monteverdi, Cavalli and Tippett and recording Susanna, Zerlina and Despina in Opera Factory's Mozart cycle for Channel 4 TV. Other roles have included Rosalinda in Scottish Opera's new production of Die Fledermaus, Dorabella at Garsington, Mimi with Opera South in Cork.

Abroad, Janis Kelly has appeared with Opera Factory Zurich, Anchorage Civic Opera, Handel Opera and at MIDEM in Cannes. Other festival performances have included Iris (Semele) with Les Arts Florissants at Aix-en-Provence, Amaranta in Haydn's La Fedelta Premiata at Garsington, the title role in Rospigliosi's La Baltasara with the Scottish Early Music Consort, the Governess (The Turn of the Screw) for Bath & Wessex Opera and Tatyana for Kentish Opera.

Janis has performed Weill with the Matrix Ensemble and Handel with Les Arts Florissants at the BBC Proms; in Britain she has sung Poulenc with the Royal Philharmonic, Johann Strauss with the London Festival Orchestra, Sullivan with the Halle, Bach with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Schubert with The Nash Ensemble. Recent engagements overseas have included Purcell with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers in Spain, and Bach with the Orquestra y Coro Cumminidad de Madrid under Paul Goodwin.

Her extensive repertoire includes Britten's Les Illuminations, Ravel's Sheherazade, Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne, Strauss's Four Last Songs and the major oratorios from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th-century periods. An experienced recitalist, she has sung at The Purcell Room, the Grand Theatre, Geneva, the Aix-en-Provence Festival and for BBC Radio. Her recent performances of Kurt Weill songs at the Greenwich Festival and Schumann, Britten and Ravel settings of Robert Burns poems at the Highlands Festival, both with Julius Drake, have attracted particular praise.

Janis Kelly's recordings include videos of The Pirates of Penzance and The Sorcerer (Brent Walker Film Company). Discs include Street Scene, A Little Night Music, Showboat and Brigadoon for TER Records and four award-winning albums of the Inspector Morse television soundtracks on Virgin Records.

Most recently she has been seen in The Fairy Queen, as Yum Yum in The Mikado, Despina, Romilda (Xerxes), Alcina and Mrs Nixon (Nixon in China) at the English National Opera, La Finta Semplice at Buxton and as Rosalinda with Opera Ireland. Other engagements this season include Violetta with Opera North, and Alcina (title role) with ENO. Plans include Magda (La Rondine) with Opera North and, next season, her directorial debut with Cosi fan tutte at Grange Park Opera.

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