Tenor
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The talented and versatile American tenor, Frank Kelley, has performed in concert and on opera stages throughout North America and Europe, garnering plaudits and a loyal following. The Boston Musical Intelligencer has observed, “Kelley’s burnished tone was just right…. His sensitivity to the texts and the shifts of mood were superlative.” In the 2017-18 season he is soloist in Britten’s War Requiem with Music Worcester, Inc. and in Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players in a return to Florentine Opera.

Posted: Nov-20-2017
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Frank Kelley's performance of Schumann’s Kinderszenen and Dichterliebe, with pianist Russell Sherman and tenor Frank Kelley, presented by Emmanuel Music, was named one of Boston Globe critic Jeremy Eichler's top ten classical performances of 2012.
Posted: Dec-29-2012
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Set just before World War I, Sinclair Lewis's incendiary novel Elmer Gantry tells a story of old-time religion, illicit romance and revenge. Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein's operatic adaptation is a "marvelous amalgam of toe-tapping accessibility" (Opera News) full of hymns, gospel songs, marches, and dance, evoking the period in a score which echoes Gershwin and Copland. This all-American production combines a first-rate cast of singers and a world-class orchestra for "an intoxicating experience" (New York Times).

Posted: Jul-26-2011
Latest Acclaim

"Frank Kelley’s deep engagement with Schubert’s wanderer began some decades ago with a graduate school recital and has continued through the decades of his performing life. What you see is what you get now as he inhabits this role: a slightly emaciated, agonized, if occasionally hopeful seeker in slim back pants and a zippered black sweater. No score separated him from us. He directly conversed with us, making of the tale something as personal as a Dylan Thomas reading. His wealth of unforced colors ran evenly across his range, and his rolled Rs and German plosives really told."

— Boston Musical Intelligencer
Posted: Feb-11-2019
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Posted: Oct-21-2012