Soprano Kelly Griffin brings her voice of considerable power and warmth to every role she embodies. As Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth, the New York Observer wrote, “Kelly Griffin sailed through the treacherous role with a lean, cool soprano encompassing both pingy high notes and gutsy plunges into chest register. She commanded the stage with icy presence, betraying the character’s doubts with no more than a glance. Even in the sleepwalking scene, she maintained a dignified, almost formal bearing echoed by her graceful bel canto vocalism.” The South Florida Classical Review hailed her as having “a fierceness matched by a rounded tone and superb coordination with the orchestra”.
This season Ms. Griffin will debut the role of Leonora in Verdi's La Forza del Destino with New Amsterdam Opera. Last season, Kelly sang her first performance of Aida in Verdi's Aida in a concert production at the National Opera Center. She has recently been heard with the Miami Symphony Orchestra as Elettra in an excerpt from Idomeneo, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in An Evening of Spirituals, the Danbury Symphony Orchestra in Rachmaninov’s The Bells and the Kalamazoo College Orchestra in Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer.
Kelly often returns to the Metropolitan Opera Guild Lecture Series to preview operas such as Madama Butterfly and Tosca, and in 2016 added the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut to her repertoire