Chatham University

Music Faculty and Staff

Kelly Lynch

Kelly Lynch
Adjunct Faculty
Hometown : Erie, PA
Joined Chatham : 2008

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Pittsburgh based soprano Kelly Fiona Lynch’s most recent successes include the title role in Verdi’s Aïda and Bellini's Norma for Undercroft Opera. Kelly was featured this summer at Opera Theater's Summerfest as Miss Darlington in Night Caps. Kelly also covered the title roles in Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's production of Strauss' Ariadne on Naxos, as well as Lizbeth, by Thomas Albert, for Microscopic Opera. She has also performed the title roles of Lucia di Lammermoor and La Traviata for Erie Opera Theater. Kelly has also performed in Italy and Central America, and has conducted masterclasses in San Jose, Costa Rica. Based in Pittsburgh, Kelly is on the faculty at both Chatham and Seton Hill Universities. At Chatham, she has founded a vocal recital series that features local opera singers in performances of the song and operatic repertoire. Some of the excerpts that she has performed in this series are the Riddle Scene from Turandot, excerpts from Verdi’s Otello and Wagner’s Ring cycle. Kelly has also performed as a soloist with the Erie Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh Philharmonic, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, where she sang Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and the title role in Bizet’s Carmen. Oratorio repertoire she has performed includes the soprano solos in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Verdi’s Requiem and Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder.


  • MM, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), 1998
  • DMA, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), 2007


  • CMT, Massage Therapy, 1999


  • Concert Artists Guild, semifinalist