Kelly Glyptis, a lyric soprano currently based in the Washington, D.C. area, performs both opera and musical theater regularly. Most recently she has been seen on the North American National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof as Fruma Sarah. Miss Glyptis had the honor to perform in Opera Saratoga's World Premier of Vinkensport, or the Finch Opera as Sir Elton John’s Trainer as well as The Foreign Woman/Magda Sorel Cover (The Consul) and has covered the title role in Alcina with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, performed Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) with the Shreveport Opera, Cupid (Orpheus in the Underworld) and Mimi cover (La boheme) at Virginia Opera, Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia)with The Atlanta Opera, and Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica) with the Virginia ARTfactory. She has also been seen in concert with OperaDelaware, Baltimore Concert Opera, Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, George Mason University, and the Manassas Chorale.
Her Musical Theater credits include The Mother Abbess Cover (The Sound of Music) with the North American National Tour, Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), The Witch (Into the Woods), Morticia (The Addams Family), Anita (West Side Story) with The Prizery Theatre, and has performed with Cardinal Stage, Gray Ghost Theater, Pied Piper Theatre, and Dominion Stage.
Miss Glyptis has had the privilege to sing events and honors for Renée Fleming, Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Sean Connaughton and Pope Benedict XVI. She is a winner of the Canadian International Music Competition, Lorena Bessey Mangin Memorial Award at Shreveport Opera, Hellenic American Women's Council Award, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Indiana District, Tri-Cities Opera Audience Prize, The Voice of New UK Musicals Audience Prize, and the John Alexander Third Place Winner. She was a finalist for the Cooper-Bing Competition, semi-finalist for the Paris Opera Awards, Musical International Grand Prix, 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. She 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. Miss Glyptis is also a Director, Teacher, and Stage Electrician having worked in the United States, Canada, and Italy.