KELLY CAE HOGAN – soprano
Soprano Kelly Cae Hogan debuted in 2009 at the Metropolitan Opera as Helmwige in Die Walkure with Loren Maazel conducting and returned in 2010 to sing in the new production of From the House of the Dead. Additionally this season she returns to Bremen to sing Norma and debuts in Schwerin singing her first Senta in Der Fliegende Hollander. Ms. Hogan’s 2010-11 season included her first Die Walkuere Brunnhilde for Virginia Opera and the premiere and HD telecast as Gerhilde in Walkuere at the Met. Looking to 2011-12 she sings the title role of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Kassel, plus the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier in Bremen, Elisabeth in Tannhauser and Senta in Schwerin before returning to the Met for more Walkures.
She has been on the Metropolitan Opera roster for Jenufa and Musetta in La Bohème. Previous Met seasons have included Elsa in Lohengrin, Kát'a Kabanová, Tosca, La Bohème, Die Walküre, An American Tragedy and Salome. A popular interpreter of Strauss's heroine, Ms. Hogan sang Salome with Warsaw National Opera under Jacek Kaspszyk conducting, as well as performing the role with the company on their tour to Japan. She also sang Salome with Florentine Opera in Milwaukee, Cio-cio-san in Eugene, Oregon, Leonora in Il Trovatore with Opera Tampa and Abigaille in Nabucco in Bremen.
Ms. Hogan was a leading soprano with New York City Opera for two seasons, making her debut in the title role of The Merry Widow and returning for productions of Don Giovanni and Die Tote Stadt. Her repertoire with Washington Opera included her debut in Sly starring Jose Carreras, Don Quichotte with Ruggero Raimondi, Bohème, Trovatore, and the title role in Floyd's Susannah. She also toured Japan with Washington’s productions of Sly and Tosca.
Ms. Hogan has worked with companies throughout the U.S. including San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Cleveland Opera, Hawaii Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Utah Opera, Nashville Opera, Des Moines Metro Lyric, Baltimore Opera, and Birmingham Opera.
Additional international experience includes concerts with the Romanian Philharmonic, the Festival de Cultura Paiz in Antigua, Guatemala, and staged performances of Carmina Burana with Orquesta Nacional de Costa Rica and Ballet Nacional de Chile. Conductors she has sung with include Marco Armiliato, Jirí Belohlávek, Anton Coppola, Placido Domingo, Mark Flint, Heinz Fricke, Anton Guadagno, Julius Rudel,Ward Holmquist, Eugene Kohn, Christopher Larkin, Fred Scott, and Steven White.
Widely praised as a concert artist, Ms. Hogan recently performed Salome excerpts and Beethoven's Ah, Perfido with the Syracuse Symphony. She has given numerous recitals in New York with the Inoue Chamber Ensemble, performing East/West cross-cultural programs that included Japanese works as well as newly commissioned debuts by American composers. Other concert work includes Mozart's Mass in C Minor and selected Vivaldi choral works with Trenton Symphony and Ars Musica Chorale, opera "pops" concerts with various symphonies including Norfolk and Cedar Rapids, Dvorák's Te Deum with the Dallas Symphony, and Poulenc's Stabat Mater with the Nice Philharmonique conducted by Jan Latham Koenig.
A native of Iowa, she is a winner of the American Opera Auditions, a New York winner of the MacAllister Awards, and sang a debut recital in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center as a winner of the Liederkranz competition. Ms. Hogan is also a year-2000 grant recipient from the Gerda Lissner Foundation.