Graduate Student Recital: Kelly Guerra, mezzo-soprano

Event Date: 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 7:30pm

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Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

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Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Kelly Guerra (photo by Zach Mendez)
Photo by Zach Mendez
Graduate vocalist Kelly Guerra (mezzo-soprano) will present a doctoral recital with pianist Erik Lawrence on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The program will include works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Annea Lockwood, Chabuca Granda, Alma Mahler, and Lili Boulanger. Guerra is a student of Professor Isabel Bayrakdarian.

About the Artist

Peruvian-American mezzo-soprano Kelly Guerra was most recently noted as a "standout" in the Wall Street Journal for her performance at the Tanglewood Music Center as Mrs. Doc in Leonard Bernstein's A Quiet Place. This summer, she will be an apprentice artist at the Chautauqua Opera program, and will be in Virgil Thompson's Mother of us all as Indiana Elliott. This 2019-2020 season, Guerra will be an Opera Santa Barbara Chrisman Studio Artist and will perform the role of Stephano in Roméo et Juliette. Spring 2020, Guerra will premiere Katherine Balch’s Cantata for Orchestra and 3 Voices with the California Symphony. Guerra has been featured at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Tanglewood Music Center, and the Bard Music Festival. She is in candidacy for her DMA in Vocal Performance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation topic is Peruvian-American composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s opera, El último sueño de Frida y Diego.
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Kelly Guerra (photo by Zach Mendez)