Praised by the Chicago Tribune for her lustrous voice, mezzo-soprano Kelsey Park is a recent graduate of Northwestern’s voice and opera program, studying under Theresa Brancaccio.
Season highlights include Second Lady in Madion Opera’s production of The Magic Flute, covering Baroness Nica in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird at the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s premier, and performing Second Bird in Opera Omaha’s world premier of Stranger from Paradise.
While at Northwestern, she was seen as Sister Helen in the critically-acclaimed Chicago premiere of Dead Man Walking. Park also appeared in Northwestern’s productions as Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte and Jo in Little Women and was a featured participant in the Frederica von Stade and Joyce DiDonato master classes. She represented Northwestern University in the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Conservatory project in Washington DC.
In concert, Park was recently heard as the Alto Soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah. She has appeared as a soloist in the Moody Bible Institute’s annual live performance and radio production of Handel’s Messiah. Park has also appeared as a soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion, Bach’s Magnificat, Corigliano’s Fern Hill, Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F, Schubert’s Mass in G, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Bach Cantatas.