Douglas Kelly made his debut with Pinchgut Opera in 2019 in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria (Anfinomo and Eurimaco). He has been a prizewinner at the Herald Sun Aria (2018) and National Liederfest (2018, 2019), and is a former Young Artist with Victorian Opera.  

His operatic credits include: Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro (Basilio), Stravinsky’s The Rake's Progress (Sellem), Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (Gherardo), Dvorak’s Rusalka (Hajny), Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas), Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel (Sandman), Strauss’ Salome (Nazarene), and Jonathon Dove’s works Tobias and the Angel (Tobias) and Mansfield Park (Henry Crawford)He's been praised by critics for his stage presence, described as 'strongly dramatic' and 'powerfully convincing' (Arts Hub), and 'suitably fresh and ardent of voice' (Limelight). 

His concert engagements include Berlioz’ L’Enfance Du Christ, Britten’s War Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Monteverdi’s Vespro Della Beata Virgine and Bach’s Cantata BWV 21.

As an art song recitalist he has presented Schubert’s Die Schone Mullerin and Winterreise at the Melbourne Recital Centre, as well as presenting recitals at fortyfivedownstairs, Tempo Rubato and in Baden Bei Wien, Austria, with the Schubert Institute. In masterclass and on stage, Douglas has worked with such musicians as Roger Vignoles, Helmut Deustch, Wolfram Rieger, Graham Johnson, Michael McMahon, Robert Holl, Elly Ameling, Andreas Schmidt and Birgit Steinberger.

Douglas Kelly
Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. 
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