Kelly Glyptis, a lyric soprano currently based in London, England on a Tier 1 Global Talent Visa, performs both opera and musical theater regularly. She is the 2021 Music International Grand Prix winner and was most recently seen performing on the North American National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof as Fruma Sarah and as the Golde/Yente Cover prior to Covid. 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) on 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, and Pope Benedict XVI. During the 20-21 season she was a 1st place winner of the Odin International Music Competition, Canadian International Music Competition, Tri-Cities Opera Audience Prize, The Voice of New UK Musicals Audience Prize, and the John Alexander 3rd Place award. She was also a 2020/2021 Semi-Finalist for the Partners for the Arts and the UK Sing Out competitions and has been a previous winner of the Lorena Bessey Mangin Memorial Award at Shreveport Opera, Hellenic American Women's Council Award, and Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Indiana District.
Upcoming engagements include Madeleine in the World Premiere of Madeleine at Surrey Opera in London, England, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha at Opera Saratoga, The Voice of New UK Musicals’ Winner’s Concert on the West End in London, England, and the Countess Almaviva in Shreveport Opera's Le nozze di Figaro
Along with her performing, Miss Glyptis is 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, the UK and Italy.