Tenor
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The talented and versatile American tenor, Frank Kelley, has performed in concert and opera throughout North America and Europe. Mr. Kelley’s recordings feature him in repertoire spanning ten centuries. They include three Deutsche Harmonia Mundi CD’s with the ensemble Sequentia: "Aquitania", "Shining Light", and "Saints"; a Teldec release of Stravinsky’s Renard with Hugh Wolff and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; and Kurt Weill’s Das Kleine Mahagonny with Kent Nagano, available on London videotape and on CD from Erato.Mr. Kelley has appeared as Goro in Madama Butterfly;as Monastatos in Die Zauberflöte; as Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus; as Spoletta in Tosca with the Boston Lyric Opera; as Raoul de Gardefeu in La Vie Parisienne with Opera Boston, as Monostatos with Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Other highlights include Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite with the St. Louis Symphony, as Master of Ceremonies in the Queen of Spades with the National Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine with National Arts Centre Orchestra, the St. John Passion with Emmanuel Music and the Berkshire Choral Festival and Messiah with Richmond Symphony and International Music Foundation in Chicago.

Posted: Oct-13-2012
Latest News
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
Latest Recording

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 excelled as a communicative artist, giving us the impression that he was confiding in us individually. His German enunciation was impeccable....Kelley’s burnished tone was just right for the wood paneled 200-seat auditorium. His legato was admirable, but his sensitivity to the texts and the shifts of mood was superlative."
— Boston Musical Intelligencer
Posted: Feb-21-2013
Latest Video
Posted: Oct-21-2012