Kelsey Robertson

Kelsey Robertson

mezzo - soprano

“Kelsey Robertson . . . her legato, while smooth, retained remarkable clarity of pitch and evenness of rhythm, flickering like a lambent flame.” – New York Times / James R. Oestreich

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On Stage

The role of Fuego in the American premiere of Los Elementos with New York City Opera, May 2017

Sarah Shatz NYCO
(photo © Sarah Shatz)

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photography by MaryAnn Vitiello, Styling by Songan Brunner

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Press

New York Times

“But perhaps the most vivid portrayal of the evening was that of the mezzo-soprano Kelsey Robertson as Fire, with a verisimilitude achieved largely through the quality of her singing. In long stretches of coloratura, especially, her legato, while smooth, retained remarkable clarity of pitch and evenness of rhythm, flickering like a lambent flame.”
-James R. Oestreich-

New York Classical Review

“Robertson’s fierce, smoky mezzo was striking, and she showed off ferocious coloratura in El Fuego’s blazing arias.”
-Eric C. Simpson-

Opera Wire

“Fire, (Kelsey Robertson) was an appropriately feisty coloratura. Her performance brought out the musical similarities between the fire from the fireplace, Le feu, from Maurice Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortilèges” and this Fire (El Fuego).”
-Gregory Moomjy-

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