CAROL BORAH KELLY, presenter/pianist

Carol has worked as repetiteur and vocal coach for various opera companies throughout the United States, including The Washington Opera and Glimmerglass Opera, and spent a year as chef de chant at the Opéra de Nice in France. She headed up the musical side of the Opera Workshop training programme at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music, and is also known for her singing translations of operas, most notably for English National Opera’s production of Khovanshchina, which she translated from the Russian.

 A transplanted American, Carol has lived in Lewes for twelve years, and has gained a local reputation as an entertaining performer, both at the opera evenings she produces, and as a guest speaker. She maintains a full piano teaching schedule at home and at Danehill’s Cumnor House School. Married to tenor Paul Austin Kelly, they are the co-directors of Walking Oliver, a recording label devoted to music for children.