Chatham University

Music Faculty and Staff

Kelly Lynch
Adjunct Faculty

Hometown : Erie, PA
Joined Chatham : 2008

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Kelly Fiona Lynch, Dramatic Soprano Biography Dramatic Soprano Kelly Fiona Lynch possesses a uniquely versatile instrument, ranging from a robust chest register to F above high C, as well as stylistically from that of the bel canto to modern expressionism. She has performed recitals and concerts across the east coast of the United States, as well as in Italy and Honduras. Ms. Lynch’s early performing career was as a dramatic coloratura. As such, she performed the roles of Violetta in La Traviata, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Micaela in Carmen, both Adele and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, both Madame Goldentrill and Miss Silverpeal in The Impresario, both The Queen of the Night and Pamina in The Magic Flute, Amor in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore , and Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte. Upon studying and performing the role of Norma, Ms. Lynch decided to take time from performing to switch fachs, reconditioning the voice to re-emerge as a dramatic soprano. As such, she has performed the soprano solos in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and understudied Verdi’s Requiem and Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder. Ms. Lynch recently finished her doctoral work at Louisiana State University, where she majored in Vocal Performance, with a minor in Music History. Her doctoral work was based on King Harald’s Saga, an opera by Scottish-born composer Judith Weir. A challenging vocal work, it requires the artist to sing a capella, as well as create eight different characters. She has since given lecture recitals at many universities. Her Masters Degree was completed at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Minoring in Piano, Ms. Lynch obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania. Ms. Lynch has coached extensively with Igor Chichagov, Ray Blackwell, Patricia O’Neill, and Fiora Contino. No stranger to modern music, Ms. Lynch has performed Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, and has premiered works by composers as Eric Moe, Daron Hagen, Roger Zahab and Barbara White.