Having recently made her London debut as Brünnhilde, American soprano, Kelly Cae Hogan is attracting international attention for her dramatic portrayals in Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini. Ms. Hogan sang Brünnhilde in Wagner’s RING CYCLE (Der Ring des Nibelungen) for Opera North at the Royal Festival Hall in London, as well as on tour in several other UK cities.
At the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Ms. Hogan recently sang in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Shostakovich) conducted by James Conlon, and in the Patrice Chéreau staging of From the House of the Dead (Janáček) conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. She has appeared regularly at The Met as Gerhilde in Die Walküre, and can be seen in the Grammy Award-winning performance released on DVD and Blu-ray. Kelly appeared in both the new Robert LePage production conducted by James Levine and Fabio Luisi, and in the Otto Schenk Die Walküre conducted by Lorin Maazel and Donald Runnicles.
One of her favorite roles, Kelly has been seen as Salome internationally in Japan (on tour with Polish National Opera) and in Bremen, Germany, as well as with several U.S. companies including Florentine Opera, Opera Company of North Carolina, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Virginia Opera and Portland Opera.
Additional credits include: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Leonore in Fidelio, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser and Turandot (Kassel, Germany); Elisabeth in Tannhäuser and Senta in Der fliegende Holländer (Schwerin, Germany); Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Salome, Norma, Abigaille in Nabucco and Turandot (Bremen, Germany); Tosca (Palm Beach, South Dakota, Weimar Germany, and Puerto Rico). Having sung Turandot in Kassel, Kiel and Bremen, Germany she recently returned to Virginia Opera with this popular role. Also with Virginia Opera – Salome, Blanche Dubois in Andre Previn’s Streetcar Named Desire, Brünnhilde, and at the beginning of her career, The Merry Widow, immediately after her New York City Opera debut in this title role. Recently Kelly sang her first Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth throughout the UK with Opera North. She looks forward to more performances of Turandot and Brünnhilde in Germany, as well as concerts of Barber, Berlioz, Wagner, and Poulenc with symphonies in Germany, England, and Tacoma, Washington
In the U.S., Ms. Hogan has worked with Washington Opera, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Portland Opera, Cleveland Opera, Nashville Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Baltimore Opera, Utah Opera, Birmingham and Florentine Opera among others. On the concert stage, she has sung with the Dallas Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Montgomery Symphony, Anchorage Symphony, Trenton Symphony, Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, Romanian Philharmonic, Orquesta Nacional de Costa Rica and Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice.
A native of Iowa, Ms. Hogan was a winner of the American Opera Auditions and a New York winner of the MacAllister Awards. As a winner of the Liederkranz competition she sang a debut concert in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. She and her husband (composer, teacher and musicologist Joel Weiss) have homes in Manhattan and Lexington, South Carolina where they share a private music studio. Ms. Hogan has also served on the voice faculty at Indiana University.