Katy Kelly and Annalisa Montecelli
Opera Arias, Songs and Lullabies
Time & Location
23 Aug 2022, 13:20
St Ann's Church, 18 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 YV57, Ireland
About the Event
Katy Kelly and Annalisa Monticelli will combine their background and musical experiences into a wonderful serenade of Opera Arias, Songs and Lullabies.
The concert will commence with opera arias, continue with compositions by Italian composers Michele Esposito inspired by the Irish tradition and using the lullaby as inspiration, and will conclude with traditional Irish songs and Lullabies.
Porgi amor (W.A. Mozart)
Non mi dir (W.A. Mozart)
Regnava nel silenzio (G. Donizetti)
Oh mio babbino (G. Puccini)
La Wally (A.Catalani)
A Lullaby (M. Esposito)
Mavourneen Mine (M. Esposito)
The lark in the clear air (arr. Michele Esposito)
The gartan mothers lullaby (trad)
A lullaby (H. Harty)
Last rose of summer (arr. C. V. Stanford)
Marble halls. (M. Balfe)
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.
Recent 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. She performed excerpts from two new operas; A Brief History of Root Vegetaables (“Trophy”), and The Inspector (“Bobachina”) for the 2011 Opera America Conference in Boston. She has also performed the roles of “Euridice” in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, “Musetta” in Puccini’s La Boheme, and “Sandman” in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel. She toured Germany with the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival performing Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Beethoven’s Fantasie. Other solo performances include Poulenc's Gloria, Rutter's Magnificat, Bach's St John Passion, Beethoven's Mass in C, Bach's Magnificat, Dvořák's Stabat Mater, Mozart's Requiem & Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Haydn's The Creation & Nelson Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Saint-Saens’ Oratorio de Noel, and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Elijah.
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.
ANNALISA MONTECELLI is a highly sought-after musician, having performed internationally as a soloist, with ensembles and various orchestras. She studied Classical, Latin-American and Jazz Piano, Voice, Conducting, Chamber Music and Music Education in Italy, Argentina, and the USA.
As a student, she won numerous international Chamber competitions and performed expensively in Italy, where she completed a Masters in piano, Music education and post-graduate certificates in Chamber music (Academia di Fiesole) and Advance Piano (with Mtro. Daniel Rivera).
After spending 3 years in America, she moved to Ireland to work as an instrumental accompanist for the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she later became Italian diction coach and vocal coach. In 2015 she became Assistant Lecturer-repetiteur at Dundalk Institute of Technology where she also served as Music Programme Director and now serves as Program Director for the new Musical theatre programme launching in September 2022.
Since her arrival to Ireland, she has appeared in all major Irish venues and has released several CDs and In recent years she taught and performed in Warsaw, Zurich, Vilnius, Glasgow, Paris, Johor Bahru (Malaysia) and toured the USA. She also collaborates regularly with INO as an Italian Diction coach.
She is an eclectic musician, that loves performing classical music alongside Tango, Jazz and Latin-American Music; both as a pianist and a singer. She is also a PhD candidate in Tu Dublin where she researches Michele Esposito and his Dublin based piano school.