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

“[Kelly Kaduce] captured Butterfly’s delicacy. She really starts to shine in the second half, revealing a fiery, determined side of the character while still able, when caught off guard, to become the shy teen mother.... The soprano acts and sings the opera’s most famous aria, Un Bel Dì, with passion; moving between reverie, wish and surety, she provides a key part of the drama. She’s equally fine in the scene with the American consul, Sharpless.... Butterfly’s sheer joy bursts out when she hears the cannon of Pinkerton’s ship in the harbour. As she waits resolutely for him to appear … you can watch the young woman’s hoped-for future play across Kaduce’s face.... This Butterfly belongs [to] Kaduce, and well before the end she’s convincingly given it wings.”

— Now Toronto
Posted: Oct-16-2014
Latest Recording

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