Vocalist - Soprano

Kelly Kaduce is a soprano with a warm and rich voice, stunning beauty, and superb acting ability. For her creation of the title role in Anna Karenina, Opera News proclaimed her "an exceptional actress whose performance was as finely modulated dramatically as it was musically... and her dark, focused sound was lusty and lyrical one moment, tender and floating the next." For her Boston Lyric Opera debut in the title role of Thaïs, Opera News observed, "Kaduce sings with bell-like purity and silvery sweetness, and she suspends her legato with an effortless, sensual spin. A born actress, Kaduce is also a masterful illuminator of text."

Posted: Jul-27-2011
Latest Acclaim

“Frequent FGO visitor Kelly Kaduce on opening night was so enchanting and convincing that the audience could not help but be moved. Her expressive voice and acting skill were so organically infused that it rarely seemed like a performance. From her first appearance, her Cio-Cio-San exuded a radiance, grace and joy that seemed both natural yet otherworldly in its purity and just plain decency. Having sung the role three times before, she simply inhabited Butterfly, making the character’s decision to commit suicide – risible in a naturalistic 21st century sensibility – believable.”

— Sun Sentinel
Posted: Nov-17-2014
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Under the inspirational artistic direction of Colin Graham, the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis enjoyed a reputation for fostering new work and young artists. Just before he died, in 2007, Graham adapted Tolstoy's novel (combining both the Levin and Anna narrative strands) for this skilful and effective opera, composed by David Carlson in a late romantic idiom somewhere between Puccini and Barber.

Posted: Feb-2-2009
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Posted: Mar-1-2010