Kelley Hollis


"In the central role of the dubious wife Eliza, Kelley Hollis was the fulcrum of the evening...Hollis brought vocal strength and dramatic credibility to the role, singing with distinction and making Eliza’s struggle to assert herself and leave the ranch wholly believable and intensely compelling." — Chicago Classical Review

"Kelley Hollis made the biggest impression of the night with a glorious tone that was always glowing" — Hub Review

"Kelley Hollis (Florencia) has a big beautiful voice and did a brilliant job with the part both dramatically and vocally, looking every bit the polished performer."
— Classical-Scene.com


Kelley Hollis is a singing actress based in Boston who is swiftly garnering the attention of the classical community with her intriguing voice and unique interpretations of contemporary works. In 2016 Kelley Hollis made her European debut performing a series of recitals as a featured artist with festival Americké Jaro in the Czech Republic. Kelley’s most recent performance credits include First Orphan in the Boston Symphony Orchestra production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier and Eliza in the Chicago premiere of Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters with Third Eye Theater Ensemble. This month, Kelley will perform the role of Mimi in Metrowest Opera’s production of La femme bohème, an all-female version of Puccini’s La bohème.

Ms. Hollis is a graduate of the Boston University Opera Institute, where she sang Florencia in Daniel Catan's Florencia en el Amazonas, Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Eliza in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters, Micaëla in Le Tragedie de Carmen, and Harper in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America. In 2015 Ms. Hollis made her Symphony Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra. A 2014 finalist for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, she received an encouragement award from the Wisconsin District of the Metropolitan National Council in 2011.

In 2014 Ms. Hollis sang the role of Nina in the New England premiere of Pasatieri’s The Seagull with Opera del West and last year performed the role of Beth in MetroWest Opera’s production of Mark Adamo’s Little Women. She has also performed with Chautauqua Opera and the Castleton Festival, where she covered the role of Musetta in La bohème.

A student of soprano Lynn Eustis, Kelley Hollis received both her Master and Bachelor degree from Northwestern University.

Recitals with guitar on:
4/26/18 6:00 pm at Koncertní síň sv.Trojice in Písek
4/27/18 7:00 pm at Zámek Nelahozeves in Nelahozeves
5/1/18 2:30pm at Církev Českobratrská Evangelická in Praha
5/2/18 6:00pm at Městské kulturní zařízení in Hranice na Moravě
Argento's Letters from Composers, Giuliani's Sei Ariette, and Daniel Nass' Songs of Cowboys and Hobos.

4/29/18 at 6:00 pm, - Prague Castle Band in the Spanish Hall at the Prague Castle.
Smetana's Evening Songs, Martinu's Two-Page Songs, and Song to the Moon from Dvorak's Rusalka.


Bio & Resume



"Meine Lippen"

"Song to the Moon"

"Bill from Showboat"

"Donde lieta"

"Non mi dir"