Congratulations are in order for Maestro Kelly Kuo! Kelly was our conductor for Cosi fan Tutte last March and he has just been awarded a prestigious Career Assistance Award from The Solti Foundation US. Madison Opera is always proud to support exciting young talent. Judging the response Mr. Kuo received in Madison and this remarkable vote of confidence from the Solti Foundation, he is certainly someone to watch!
From Kelly’s bio:
An accomplished young conductor and pianist, Kelly Kuo has had tremendous success working with both singers and instrumentalists in the United States and abroad in an astonishingly broad spectrum of repertoire. Currently Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Kelly Kuo made conducting debuts last season with the Lyric Opera of Chicago Porgy and Bess and Madison Opera Così fan tutte, returned to Lyric Opera San Diego to lead Trial by Jury and the world premiere of Rumpelstiltskin by Nicholas Reveles and conducts numerous performances of Porgy and Bess at the Hamburg Staatsoper.