Japanese-American mezzo Kelsey Lauritano is currently an ensemble member of Oper Frankfurt. Here she has sung CHERUBINO Le nozze di Figaro, PAOLO Francesca da Rimini, LICHAS Hercules (dir. Barrie Kosky, cond. Laurence Cummings), THE FOX The Cunning Little Vixen (cond. Jonathan Stockhammer), MUSICIAN Manon Lescaut (dir. Àlex Ollé) and SUZUKI Madama Butterfly (dir. R.B. Schlather).

Previously at Oper Frankfurt Lauritano has sung DORABELLA Così fan tutte, WIRTSTOCHTER Königskinder, MRS. NOLAN The Medium (dir. Hans Walter Richter, cond. Sebastian Weigle), Nur wer die Sehnsucht Kennt, a fully staged Tchaikovsky Liederabend by director Christof Loy, EMILIA Otello (dir. Damiano Michieletto), THIRD WOOD NYMPH Rusalka, ENRICHETTA DI FRANCIA I Puritani, EINE SPANIERIN Der Ferne Klang.

In concert she was Soloist in Bach’s Mass in B minor at Tiroler Festspiele Erl, conducted by Giedrė Šlekytė, and in Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah with the Bayerisches Rundfunkorchester, under the baton of Howard Arman. She has also performed with The Oregon Symphony, Boston Early Music Festival, The New World Symphony, Music Academy of the West, New York Song Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, Nürnberger Symphoniker, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Kelsey completed her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York City, where she also received her Bachelor degree and was granted the Peter Mennin Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music. She is the winner of Music Academy of the West’s 2018 Marilyn Horne Song Competition and has received additional prizes from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition and the Gerda Lissner/Liederkrantz Song Competition. In 2013, she won the Hal Leonard Musical Theater Competition (University Division) and was named a 2012 Presidential Scholar in the Arts by Former U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington D.C.

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