Janis Kelly

Janis Kelly studied at the RSAMD, the RCM and with Elisabeth Grummer in Paris. Widely recognized as one of the great singing actresses of her generation, Janis Kelly’s work continues to take her to the World’s leading Opera Houses, ranging from the Operatic and Concert platform, to Hollywood films and Soundtracks, as well as allowing her to teach students at the RCM, where she is delighted to be returning  by invitation to the stage after 34 years!
Janis received worldwide acclaim for her portrayal of Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna, which she performed at the Manchester International Festival (World Premiere), Sadlers Wells, Toronto, Portland, ROH and Madrid and recently recorded for Deutche Gramaphon. Recent and future appearances include Mrs Lovett Sweeney Todd (WNO), Mrs Nixon Nixon in China (Metropolitan Opera), Lady Billows Albert Herring (Los Angeles Opera), Hazel George in the World Premiere of Philip Glass’ The Perfect American (Teatro Real, Madrid and ENO), Mrs Naidoo Satyagraha (ENO), Miss Jessel The Turn of the Screw and Mrs Coyle Owen Wingrave (Toulouse), Berta Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Madame Jouvenot Adriana Lecouvreur and Nella Gianni Schicchi (ROH), Berta (Glyndebourne), Christine Intermezzo (Buxton), Sister Helen in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking (Oregon) and Foreign Princess Rusalka (Grange Park)

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