Kelly Guerra

MEZZO-SOPRANO

Kelly Guerra

(she/her) Peruvian-American mezzo-soprano Kelly Guerra was noted as a “standout” in the Wall Street Journal, for her performance with the Tanglewood Music Center as Mrs. Doc in Leonard Bernstein's A Quiet Place. Guerra "created a sensation" (BravoCalifornia) singing the role of Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro in Santa Barbara.

Chautauqua Opera
Apprentice Artist, 2020
Opera Santa Barbara
Chrisman Young Artist, 2019-2020
Tanglewood Music Festival
Vocal Fellow, 2017, 2018
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance, 2010-2014
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Kelly Guerra
is represented by
Gloria Parker
Insignia Artists

Schedule

Die Zauberflöte
Zweite Dame

The Lighthouse Opera Company, 2021


Scalia/Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

, 2021

Roméo et Juliette
Stephano

Opera Santa Barbara, 2020


Madama Butterfly

Opera Santa Barbara, Nov-19

Biography

Spring 2021 Kelly will sing Zweite Dame in Lighthouse Opera's Die Zauberflöte and will sing with the Metropolitan Opera Guild. During the 2019-2020 season, Guerra was an Opera Santa Barbara Chrisman Studio Artist where she covered the roles of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Donna Rosa in Il Postino. Due to COVID-19 cancellations, Guerra was unable to perform the role of Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette during their season. Spring 2020, Guerra would have also premiered Katherine Balch’s Cantata for Orchestra and 3 Voices with the California Symphony. During the summer season, Guerra would have also been an apprentice artist at the Chautauqua Opera festival, singing the role of Indiana Elliott in Virgil Thomson’s Mother of Us All.
Guerra has been featured at the Lucerne Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, and the Bard Music Festival. Guerra has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Albany Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Garden State Philharmonic, The Orchestra Now, Contemporaneous, Opera Parallèle and BluePrint. Other roles in her repertoire include Dorabella in Così fan Tutte, Charlotte in Werther, and Sesto in Giulio Cesare.
As a first-generation American and native of Southern California, Kelly is passionate about producing projects that raise awareness and monetary aid for detained immigrants in the USA as well as performing excellent music composed by underrepresented groups.
As a first-generation American and native of Southern California, Kelly is passionate about producing projects that raise awareness and monetary aid for detained immigrants in the USA as well as performing excellent music composed by minority groups. She holds a D.M.A from UC Santa Barbara, her master’s in music from the Bard College Conservatory, and her bachelor’s from the SFCM.
— Berkshire Eagle