Originally from Los Angeles, mezzo soprano Kelly Birch is currently based out of Kansas City, Missouri where she received her DMA from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 2017. She studies with Tenor Vinson Cole.
For the 2018-2019 season she joined the Kansas City Lyric Opera as their Mezzo Resident Artist. She performed as Kate Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Miss Todd in Menotti's The Old Maid and The Thief, Sally in Barber's A Hand of Bridge, and studied the role of Dorabella in Mozart's Così fan tutte.
In the summer of 2019, Ms. Birch attended the Aspen Music Festival & School to perform the role of Desiree Armfeldt in Sondheim's A Little Night Music and Marcellina in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.
For the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Birch will return to Lyric Opera of Kansas City to perform the role of Alisa in their Spring production of Lucia di lammermoor and Mrs. Massey in The Shining.