Mezzo-soprano Kelsey Boesche has been praised for her colorful voice, powerful dynamics and outstanding stage presence. Ms. Boesche is from Los Angeles, California in the United States, but has been living in Berlin, Germany since 2015. Ms. Boesche was most recently seen in Berlin singing the title role of “Carmen” with Passaggio Oper.
In 2017, Ms. Boesche began her vocal transition from dramatic soprano to mezzo-soprano. During her change she sang the zwischenfach roles of Giulietta from “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” with Passaggio Oper and Donna Elvira from “Don Giovanni” with The Berlin Opera Group.
As a dramatic soprano, Ms. Boesche sang the title role in “Tosca” with the Accademia Del’Arte Dello Spettacolo. In 2015 she became a member of The Berlin Opera Group where she sang Ariadne in “Ariadne auf Naxos,” Mimì in “La Bohème,” and Countess Almaviva in “Le Nozze di Figaro.”
In the United States Ms. Boesche sang the title role in “Sour Angelica” with Main Street Opera in Illinois and Cio-Cio-San in “Madama Butterfly” with The Pasadena Schubertiade in California. She was part of the Sugar Creek Symphony and Song Festival in Illinois where she covered the role of Mary Willis in “Cold Sassy Tree.” She was also a young artist with the Green Mountain Opera Festival in Vermont where she sang the role of Lady Billows in “Albert Herring.”
From 2008 to 2011 Ms. Boesche sang with the International Lyric Academy in Viterbo, Italy in the Tuscia Opera Festival. There, she sang the role of Mimì in “La Bohème” and The First Lady in “Die Zauberflöte.”
When Ms. Boesche is not singing, she also works an accomplished stage director and has directed a variety of productions both in the United States and abroad.
Ms. Boesche currently studies voice with Janet Williams in Berlin.