Kelly Glyptis, a lyric soprano currently based in the Washington, D.C. area, performs both opera and musical theater regularly.  She recently performed Sir Elton John’s Trainer in Vinkensport, or the Finch Opera and The Foreign Woman/Magda Sorel Cover in The Consul with Opera Saratoga.  She has performed in Speed Dating Tonight and covered Alcina in Alcina with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte with the Shreveport Opera, Cupid in Orpheus in the Underworld and covered Mimi in La boheme, at Virginia Opera and has performed with the Prizery Theater as The Witch in Into the Woods, Morticia in The Addams Family, Anita in West Side Story, and Nettie in Carousel. Miss Glyptis made her professional debut with the Atlanta Opera as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia and has been seen in concert with OperaDelaware, Baltimore Concert Opera, George Mason University, and the Manassas Chorale.  She has performed with Cardinal Stage, Gray Ghost Theater, Pied Piper Theatre, and Dominion Stage and was the soprano soloist in Verdi's Requiem, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Beatrice in A View From The Bridge at Indiana University where she performed numerous other leading roles and received a M.M. in Voice.

 

 Miss Glyptis had the privilege to sing with renowned Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth Bishop for Renée Fleming and Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg at an exclusive event hosted by the Kennedy Center and has sung for officials such as Sean Connaughton and Pope Benedict XVI.  She was a winner of the Lorena Bessey Mangin Memorial Award at Shreveport Opera, The Hellenic American Women's Council award at the Greek Women’s University Club, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Indiana District and has won encouragement awards at the D.C. and N.C. Districts and Chicago Region. She was a finalist for the Cooper-Bing Competition, semi-finalist for the Paris Opera Awards and Nicholas Loren Competion. Miss Glyptis has trained in programs with Opera Saratoga, Maryland Lyric Opera, Virgina Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Potomac Vocal Institute, Bel Canto in Tuscany, The Washington National Opera Institute, Operafestival di Roma, Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, Charley Creek Workshop and IU Opera Workshops.

 

Miss Glyptis is also recognized by the Society of American Fight Directors as a Certified Actor/Combatant in Rapier/Dagger, Broadsword, Sword and Shield, and Unarmed combat; as well as trained in knife, quarterstaff, single sword, small sword, and whip.  Glyptis has been a fight captain, consultant, and choreographer for the London Opera in Canada, IU Opera Theater, Pied Piper Theater, Chopticon Players, and Rooftop Productions. Her upcoming engagements include Mother Abbess Cover and Ensemble in the National Tour of The Sound of Music.