Kelly Glyptis, a lyric soprano currently based in London, England on a Tier 1 Global Talent Visa, is a highly sought after performer of both opera and musical theater. She is the 2021 Music International Grand Prix winner and most recently had the honor to create the role of Madeleine in David Hackbridge Johnson's World Premiere of Madeleine with Surrey Opera in London, England. Miss Glyptis was also recently seen as Aldonza in Opera Saratoga's Man of La Mancha and was on the North American National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof as Fruma Sarah and Golde/Yente Cover prior to Covid. Miss Glyptis has also performed 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, Paris Opera, Vincero, 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 the role reprisal of Madeleine in the of Madeleine at Surrey Opera in London, England, 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.