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Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano

Hailed by the New York Times as an “elegant,” “rich-toned alto” with “riveting presence,” mezzo-soprano Virginia Warnken Kelsey is known for her heartfelt interpretations of 17th and 18th opera and oratorio. In recent seasons, Virginia has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, BBC Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Philharmonia Baroque, Boston Early Music Festival Opera, Spoleto Festival, and the Carmel Bach Festival, among many others. Also recognized for her exciting and unique performances of avant-garde 20th and 21st-century works, Virginia is an original member of the groundbreaking Grammy© Award-winning vocal band Roomful of Teeth, specializing in vocal techniques from all over the globe and working with composers to forge a new and innovative repertoire for the voice.