katy kelly


Katy Kelly studied for her Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera at the Boston Conservatory, and for her MMus in Performance from the Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin under Anne Marie O'Sullivan. She qualified as a Regional Finalist at the Metropolitan Opera New England National Council Awards (USA), and has won many prizes for her singing in Europe, including the IAWS John McCormack Bursary. Katy has represented Ireland in many premier European competitions including Belvedere International Singing Competition (Vienna), the IVC (Holland), and the Stuart Burrows (Wales), for which she received the runners up prize. She has performed in Carnegie Hall with the Thomas Moore Festival, and she is a regular performer at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Operatic performances include “Donna Anna” in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, “Countess” in Le Nozze di Figaro, Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, and Le Feu/Le Rossignol in Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges, “Euridice” in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, “Musetta” in Puccini’s La Boheme, and “Sandman” in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel. 
Oratorio includes Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Beethoven’s Fantasie, Poulenc's Gloria, Rutter's Magnificat, Bach's St John Passion, Beethoven's Mass in C, Bach's Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio & St John's Passion,  Dvořák's Stabat Mater,  Mozart's Requiem, Mass in C & Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Haydn's The Creation, Paukenmesse, Missa Brevis & Nelson Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Dixit Dominus & Coronation Mass, Saint-Saens’ Oratorio de Noel, and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Elijah, M. Haydn's Sancti Leopoldi & Vespers & Jenkin's The Armed Man. 

Her recordings include six songs on the first full catalogue of Moore's melodies in 2009, and she was the featured soloist on the AIB Choral Society CD, "Simply Christmas". She recorded the “Königin der Nacht” arias for the RTÉ television programme "The Symphony Sessions-the Sopranos. She was featured on the RTE1 TV programme “Abhainn”. Her CD, "A Few of My Favourite Sings" is available from her website and from the iTunes Store. 

Upcoming performances include Handel's Messiah, Gjeilo's Tundra, Arneson's Magnificat and Haydn's Theresienmesse, as well as various operatic concerts. You can also catch her on tour with the Ennio Morricone Experience, or online with Glories Streaming. For more details, follow Katy on Instagram: @katykellysoprano

Glories Streaming

Glories Streaming is a performance platform featuring mezzo soprano Raphaela Mangan, bass Brian McIntyre, soprano Katy Kelly and pianist Annalisa Monticelli

Following their successful online tour which aired across the globe, the quartet are heading back into the studio to bring many of your favourite works straight to you in 2023.

2022 Tour Dates:

4th December: St. Anne's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin

10th December: YouTube Live Stream

18th December: YouTube Live Stream

23rd December: YouTube Live Stream

24th December: YouTube Live Stream

Tickets available from www.gloriesstreamingireland.eventbrite.ie



Katy has been awarded many prizes throughout her career. She has represented Ireland at international level. Below is a list of competitions she has won, and those in which she has competed internationally.


- Regional Finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards


July - Belvedere, Austria (First Round Opera, First Round Operetta)

February - Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, Dublin (First Round)


April - Katleen Ferrier Competition, London (First Round)


- International Vocal Competition, Holland (Second Round)

June - Stewart Burrows International Singing Competition, Wales (Second Place)

April - IAWS John McCormack Vocal Bursary (Winner)
- Plunket Green Trophy for Interpretation, Feis Ceoil (Winner)
- Wilson Cup for Operatic Ensemble, Feis Ceoil (Winner)
- Verronica Dunne Cup for Operatic Duet, Feis Ceoil (Winner)
-Katleen Ferrier Competition, London (First Round)

February - Thomas Moore My Gentle Harp Competition (Winner)


September - Orchard Bursary for Musical Study (Winner)

April - Dramatic Cup and Tony Quigley Bursary (Winner)


- Mná Trophy, Feis Ceoil (Winner)
- Dempsey Trophies, Feis Ceoil (Winner)