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‘Masterson proves to be the star, a delight, and everything Norina needs to be…sweetly navigating the famous vocal demands of Donizetti’s bel canto.’

Don Pasquale: Irish National Opera
The Irish Times

‘Kelli-Ann Masterson as Amor
stole the scenes’

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival:
Orfeo ed Euridice
The Irish Examiner

‘Singing and acting was outstanding, with Kelli-Ann Masterson a remarkable Semele, her delivery of her elaborate arias being a highlight’

Opera Collective Ireland – Semele
Opera Magazine

Irish Soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson is an alumna of both the ABL Irish National Opera Studio 2019-2021 and Northern Ireland Opera Studio 2018-2019. She is a current Cara O’ Sullivan Associate Artist with Cork Opera House.

2023/2024 engagements include Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Micaëla in Peter Brooke’s La tragédie de Carmen for Cork Opera House, Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen of the Guard at Buxton Opera House for the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company UK, Elena in the world premiere of Elena e Gerardo for Random Opera Company in Rugby, Warwickshire UK, Breathwork for Irish National Opera at Dublin Theatre Festival, Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion with the National Symphony Orchestra and a solo recital at the National Concert Hall as part of the Bernadette Greevy Recital Series.

Performance highlights in 2022/2023 season include Semele in Handel’s Semele for Opera Collective Ireland (Irish Times Best Opera Award 2022), Norina in Don Pasquale in an Irish nationwide tour with Irish National Opera, Sharon Graham/Soprano 2 in Terence McNally’s Masterclass at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, Handel’s Messiah with the National Concert Orchestra at National Concert Hall and guest soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in their summer concert series at the National Concert Hall. Kelli-Ann was a finalist in the 2022 BA Lirica International Vocal Competition, Italy and the 2022 recipient of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary from the National Concert Hall. 

Kelli-Ann made her solo operatic debut as Vespetta in the Irish premiere of Pimpinone at Killaloe Chamber music Festival conducted by Peter Whelen for Opera Collective Ireland in 2019. In the same year Kelli-Ann was awarded the Wexford Festival Opera Healy bursary, the WFO & PwC Emerging Artist Bursary, first prize in the Dramatic Cup and Margaret and Tony Quigley Awards at Feis Ceoil and was selected as a Rising Star by UCH Limerick

Kelli-Ann made her Wexford Festival Opera debut in 2019 singing the role of La Fée in Viardot’s Cendrillon and was praised for her ‘essentially sparkling performance’. In the same year she created the role of Donal in the world premiere of Raymond Deane’s Vagabones for Opera Collective Ireland. Other notable roles include Irene Buckley’s Ghost Apples for the critically acclaimed 20 Shots of Opera, Rebecca in A Thing I Cannot Name by Amanda Feery, Marzelinne in Fidelio (Irish National Opera); Duchess/Bottle in Todd’s Alice in Wonderland (Opera Collective Ireland); Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Blackwater Valley Opera Festival); Alice Cover in Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Underground (INO/Royal Opera House); Chloé in Offenbach’s Daphnis et Chloé (Northern Ireland Opera); Despina in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte (Clyde Opera Group).

In Autumn 2019, Kelli-Ann made her debut with the RTE Concert Orchestra as soloist with Our Lady’s Choral Society performing Messe Solemnelle at National Concert Hall, Dublin conducted by Proinnsias O’ Duinn. Other oratorio engagements include A Celebration of Handel with Our Lady’s choral society, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, Bach’s St. John’s Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Faure’s Requiem and Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël.

A versatile performer, concert and recital highlights include The French Connection: Franco-Irish Songs with Irish Songmakers in conjunction with BVOF, live-streamed Baroque concert from Castletown House for Irish National Opera, soloist at the AIMS 50th Anniversary Concert at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, outreach performances with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company at Norwich Theatre Royal and most recently as a guest soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at their summer concert series which was broadcast live on RTE Lyric FM.  

Kelli-Ann completed a Bachelor of Music Education Degree at Trinity College, Dublin followed by a Masters in Music Performance at The DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, now TU Dublin Conservatoire. 

Irish Soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson is an alumna of both the ABL Irish National Opera Studio 2019-2021 and Northern Ireland Opera Studio 2018-2019.

2021/2022 opera engagements included Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio for Irish NationalOpera, Duchess/Bottle in Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for Opera Collective Ireland and Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice for Blackwater Valley Opera Festival as well as Semele in Handel’s Semele for Kilkenny Arts Festival. Kelli-Ann was a finalist in the 2022 BA Lirica International Vocal Competition, Italy.

Performances in 2022/2023 season include Norina in Don Pasquale in an Irish nationwide tour with Irish National Opera.

Kelli-Ann made her solo operatic debut as Vespetta in the Irish premiere of Pimpinone at Killaloe Chamber music Festival conducted by Peter Whelen for Opera Collective Ireland in 2019. In the same year Kelli-Ann was awarded the Wexford Festival Opera Healy bursary, the WFO & PwC Emerging Artist Bursary, first prize in the Dramatic Cup and Margaret and Tony Quigley Awards at Feis Ceoil and was selected as a Rising Star by UCH Limerick

Kelli-Ann made her Wexford Festival Opera debut in 2019 singing the role of La Fée in Viardot’s Cendrillon and was praised for her ‘essentially sparkling performance’. In the same year she created the role of Donal in the world premiere of Raymond Deane’s Vagabones for Opera Collective Ireland. Other notable roles include Irene Buckley’s Ghost Apples for the critically acclaimed 20 Shots of Opera, Rebecca in A Thing I Cannot Name by Amanda Feery, Musetta Cover La Bohéme, Frasquita cover Carmen and Blonde cover Die entführung aus dem serail (Irish National Opera); Alice Cover in Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Underground (INO/Royal Opera House); Chloé in Offenbach’s Daphnis et Chloé (Northern Ireland Opera); Despina in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte (Clyde Opera Group).

In Autumn 2019, Kelli-Ann made her debut with the RTE Concert Orchestra as soloist with Our Lady’s Choral Society performing Messe Solemnelle at National Concert Hall, Dublin conducted by Proinnsias O’ Duinn. Other oratorio engagements include A Celebration of Handel and Messiah on the Street with Our Lady’s choral society, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria with Dun Laoghaire choral society; Faure’s Requiem with Encore Voices and Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël with DIT choral society.

A versatile performer, concert and recital highlights include The French Connection: Franco-Irish Songs with Irish Songmakers in conjunction with BVOF, live-streamed Baroque concert from Castletown House for Irish National Opera, soloist at the AIMS 50th Anniversary Concert at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, outreach performances with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company at Norwich Theatre Royal and most recently ‘Covid Care Concert’ Gala Concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin conducted by David Brophy. 

Kelli-Ann completed a Bachelor of Music Education Degree at Trinity College, Dublin followed by a Masters in Music Performance at The DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, now TU Dublin Conservatoire.

Upcoming Events

A Soprano in Hollywood

June 21 @ 1:05 pm - 2:00 pm

Irish soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson and pianist Niall Kinsella perform a programme of songs from the golden age of Hollywood Musicals, including Kiss Me, Kate, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins…and many more!

Folk and Fairytale

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With Kelli-Ann Masterson and Conor McCarthy

Featured Past Events

Meet and Greet with Opera Voice Tours

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

La tragédie de Carmen

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Cork Opera House Christmas Concert

December 18, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - December 19, 2023 @ 10:00 pm

Singapore – Emerald Ball 2023

November 25, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

Media

No No I’ll take No Less
SemeleHandel

Opera Collective Ireland
Conducted by Christian Curnyn with the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin

O Wär Ich Schon Mit
Dir Vereint

Fidelio – Beethoven

Irish National Opera
Conducted by Fergus Sheil with the Irish National Opera Orchestra

Chacun le Sait
Le Fille du Régiment – Donizetti

Accompanied by Fergus Sheil

Quando Men Vo Quando Men Vo – La Bohème

Recorded with the National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall conducted by John Finucane.

Ghost Apples by Irene Buckley
20 Shots of Opera by Irish National Opera

Myself I shall Adore (Excerpt) – from Handel’s Semele

Opera Collective Ireland with Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Conducted by Christian Curnyn

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