Kelsey Robertson has been praised by the New York Times for her “verisimilitude” and “legato.” This past May she debuted the role of Angelina in La Cenerentola with Raylynmor Opera and Salt Marsh Opera. In the Spring of 2020, Ms. Robertson was scheduled to debut the role of Flora with the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in the Festival of the Atlantic’s production of La Traviata, but performances were cancelled due to the pandemic. In the Fall of 2019, she debuted the role of Suzuki in Madame Butterfly with Baltimore Concert Opera.
In the 2017-2018 season, Ms. Robertson completed her second consecutive year as an Apprentice Artist with Palm Beach Opera covering the role of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro and performing the role of the Shepherd boy in Tosca. The 2016-2017 season saw Ms. Robertson make her debut as an Apprentice Artist with Palm Beach Opera covering the roles of Giovanna and Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto. In the Spring of 2017, Ms. Robertson made her New York City Opera debut singing the role of Fuego in the U.S. premiere of Los Elementos. In the summer of 2016, Ms. Robertson returned for a second season as an Apprentice Artist with Bel Canto at Caramoor.
Originally from New Jersey, Ms. Robertson holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. Ms. Robertson’s award credits include Eastman School of Music Vocal Concerto Competition Winner, 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Colorado/Wyoming District Winner and Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition Third Prize Winner. Ms. Robertson has placed as a finalist in the 2019 Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition and the 2019 Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition.
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