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Jonathan Kelly

Jonathan C. Kelly

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Jonathan C. Kelly is an assistant conductor at The Metropolitan Opera. He has worked in similar capacities at the San Francisco Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Theater of Lucca, and the Chautauqua Institution.

Frequently seen in concert, he has appeared with many of today’s leading performers, including Placido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Elina Garanča, Susan Graham, Hei-Kyung Hong, Ana María Martínez, Anna Netrebko, Ramon Vargas, Rolando Villazon, Joshua Bell, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Sting. Formerly a lecturer at Yale University, he is a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mr. Kelly spent his formative years in Kentucky. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Warren Jones.